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Aviator Saison de Aviator
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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. This style is a Belgian wheat beer spiced with coriander and sweet orange peel. An unfiltered golden colored ale with a fruity trappist yeast. A crowd pleaser. Great beer to pick up your spirits after mowing the lawn. Or to get your head working better after a days work in the old cube farm.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Sucked a few of these back at King’s, Raleigh, while immersed in the molten sounds of the mighty YOB. Cloudy pale gold pour with a very thick head and a pretty lively carbonation. Soft yeasts and bready malts in the nose, with doses of dry hops and spice. Full, smooth mouthfeel with just a bit of playfulness on the palate. Taste is dominated by the same yeasts and malts familiar from their tripel, and really comes across more like a biere de garde. But I thought it was okay overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
on tap at Aviator Taphouse. 03/04/11. Good aroma, sweet, spice. Grainy, bready, little funk and spice, Lemon, oregano, coriander, banana. Little hazed, golden orange color, good head and lace. Tart sweet flavor, Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, dry finish. Good, has it’s own signature, wheat gives it an extra boost.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2011
Brownish orange, thin ring of foam. Faint aroma - lightly spicy, with subdued herbal notes. A bit sweeter and heavier than I was expecting - notes of citrus and cinnamon, plus some herbal notes. On tap, Flying Saucer, Raleigh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4138) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2011
Growler. Pours soft straw gold with one finger of frothy white head. Nose is muted, notes of spicy hops and moist bread. Lots of diacetyl/butter comes out with warmth. Flavor is no good, way too much of a bite and definitely some buttery notes with hints of corn and grass. Dry bitter palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2009
On tap at the Federal. Pours slightly hazy, not very carbonated golden. Barely any head. A little hoppy, some floral and citric notes, yeast, and Belgian sugar. Pretty standard saison at first. The problem was when I closed my eyes and smelled it, all I could think about was the cheap sweet floral aromatics used in port-a-potties. Kind of gross that way. That said, pretty decent when I could repress that thought.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Draft - pours a cloudy dark yellow with a thin whitish head. Aroma of flowers, hops, yeast and fruit. Taste of floral hops, sour fruit (apricot), yeast and coriander... I really enjoyed this beer. My wife loved it. Solid selection I am glad we tried.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2009
(draft) Cloudy amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cantaloupe, some yeast, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, apricot, yeast, some cantaloupe. Watery medium body, some acidity. Ok, but not very saisony.


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