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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12660) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12576) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, 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 (10799) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (6671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Haze filled deep golden wth a thin rocky white head. Big musty sweet estery nose with caramelized wheat and hay, clove, gentle banana, and coriander. Big flavor full of wheat and coriander, a bit of banana and Belgian ester sweetness, and a warm grainy barnyard semisweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6021) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draught at Freshcraft. Bold somewhat flat in overall taste even with imperial flavor there. Lemon. Yeasty. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5637) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5285) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 23, 2015
The awesome cloudy yellow appearance of this beer wasn’t really evident in the sample as it was in the full beer. Fairly fruity with some noticeable alcohol at the end, it was a pretty tasty beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4195) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Tap at the pub. Pours a hazy yellow color with a bubbly white head. Strong notes of saison yeast and esters on the nose. Slight peppery phenols. Flavor is grains with yeasty esters. Slight funk. Noticeable warmth on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3740) - 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.


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