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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.


Concealer's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Tap. Clear gold with a light white head that laces well. Aromas of citrus, apple, spice, and light grain. Flavor is the same with a slightly dry and warm finish. Mostly sweet buy balanced by the alcohol and pepper.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (887) - 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 (823) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2874) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10192) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9437) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4173) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draught at Freshcraft. Bold somewhat flat in overall taste even with imperial flavor there. Lemon. Yeasty. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2012
On tap @ Hops and Pie. Pours a cloudy golden color with little head. Came off the tap rather cold, so I warmed the glass in my hands for a bit before appreciating the scent of yeast, clove and sour cherries. Taste had plenty of farmhouse yeast,, lemongrass, coriander/clove spice, and grain. Has a big full mouthfeel, spritzy on the tongue, touch of heat due to the ABV on the finish but nothing distracting. Very nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.


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