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Base Camp Saison de Chetco
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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The latest installment in our Location Series, inspired by a springtime hike down to the pristine Chetco River in Oregon’s Kalmiopsis Wilderness. This spicy, full-bodied saison pays homage to that experience: breathing the arid, dry air combed by stands of burnt out fir, winding through sunburnt sandstone dotted with bright bunches of Kalmiopsis flowers, slipping down into the crystal-clear, bracingly satisfying water of the Chetco.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (625) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Can/bottle - pours medium amber with thick white head . Nose of yeast, cloves, and grass. Taste is of sweet cloves, yeast, and hints of cherry. Nice and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Cloudy, tan. Bubblegum forward, with slightly biscuity malt, touch of acidity late. Maybe too much residual sweetness for me.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle/can from Belmont Station. Pours orange/amber with a slight white head. Aroma is dusty/earthy/spicy. Med body. Flavor is dusty/earthy/spicy and arguably some floral/fruit hop. The earthy approaches barnyard. Doesn’t get there. The flavors are quite strong. It finishes near barnyard and spicy. I vote for Belgian yeast (tho I’m not sure about fruit esters, there is a banana note. I think.) Finishes saison/farmhouse. Firmly so. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pour is hazy golden orange with a big white head and great lacing. Perfumey, pepper, light biscuit, grass, coriander, and basil in te aroma. Taste is phenolic, waxy, herbs, coriander, biscuit, dough, and grass with spicy finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
At base camp with Steven. Pours orange murky thin lacing. Aroma is wheat, coriander. Taste is raw barley, hay, wheat, Sweet malt. Finish is lingering and has and odd moldy note.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin), with notes of bubble gum, grains of paradise, perfume, plastic, corn syrup. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Simply terrible...sugar syrup, goopy, perfumey and artificial smelling, just an absolute mess. Repulsive even. Can’t believe they call this a saison. Oh wait, yes I can.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1365) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On draught at Base Camp Brewing Company. Hazy apple cider and grapefruit color. Aroma is floral yeast, peppery spice, apple, and pear. Taste is plum, pear, flowers, sweet yeast, and light spice. Full fruity, spicy finish. Flavorful saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Interesting stuff here. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a medium white head. A nice yeasty, fruity and floral nose. The flavor is mildly tart or green, mostly a bready sweet yeast base, some toffee, a bit of floral hops, rose petals. Quite mellow and nice. Good beer. What a description: reads like a travel guide!


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