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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (989) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (6379) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (101) - - SEP 26, 2015
Draft @ Preston Hollow Grill. A lightly hazy yellow pour a tight white head with lacings through the glass. The aroma is citrus with light malt and wild yeast. The is a crisp light malt with a lemon/grapefruit citrus. There's slight sourness that adds to the light refreshing palate. Finishes with a subtle hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5087) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3661) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy bright yellow with white head. Aroma of pineapple, floral, citrus, pepper, clove. Taste is mes bodied, med carbonation, bitter finish, crisp with a touch of sweetness. Awesome overall, nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12148) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5564) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draught at Freshcraft. Bold somewhat flat in overall taste even with imperial flavor there. Lemon. Yeasty. Ok.


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