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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Expect big notes of citrus (mostly lemon), slight tropical fruit, and a light peppery finish in this strong, golden Saison. 2011 GABF Silver Medal winner.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, mustiness, clove, and banana. Flavor of florals, herbs, yeast, pineapple, and citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, spice, earthiness, yeast and fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, spice, fruittiness and light yeast with a crisp dry lingering spiced fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast and fruity esters with biscuit malt and spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, moderate Belgian spices and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Clear yellow pour, white head. Basic spice, some yeast, light peppery note. Flavor is much the same, a bit of peppery bite on the finish of a light yeasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Tap at Falling Rock - hazy golden - taste is incredibly phenolic - lots of black pepper and clove, even a touch of banana - quite a bit of tropical fruit sweetness which is a little too high for my tastes - the string phenols do a scent job of covering this up - decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3982) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draught at Freshcraft. Bold somewhat flat in overall taste even with imperial flavor there. Lemon. Yeasty. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3235) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2011 Approximately 12 oz goblet draft at the brew pub in Frisco, Colorado. Pour is a hazy golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is malt and wheat, bright Belgian yeast, clove, and some hay grass and earth. Taste is the clove yeast and malt sweetness. Aftertaste is some bright phenols. It all comes together pretty well. Palate is medium bodied, soft natural carbonation and the yeasty finish. I like my saisons a bit drier, but this was good. I didn’t realize the abv of this beer until after the fact, explains some of the sweetness. Cheers to the adiditional info I received via the brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
On tap at Rackhouse. Pour is hazy golden orange with a small white head and decent lacing. Big banana, clove, somewhat doughy, spicy, biscuit, citrusy, orange peel, and coriander in the aroma. Taste is musty, straw, somewhat doughy, clove, banana, white pepper, citrus, grassy, and fruity with a medium spicy finish. Medium body with high carbonation. The Belgian yeast is very present . . . Definitely not a saison, more like a Belgian strong; tasty nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (813) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap poured a milky yellow hue w/ a light white fully diminishing head. Medium citrus aroma. Initial flavor moderate sour with a light bitter finish. Tastes are white grapefruit, lemon, horse blanket, and white pepper. Medium bodied, balanced mouthfeel and avg carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
On tap at Stapleton Tap House. Listed as 9.6% with 30 IBUs. Pours yellow gold. Light aromas. medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of floral hops, lemon, melon, light pepper. Overall full bodied, smooth and flavorful.


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