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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2526) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 29, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a Christoffel thin tulip glass. Pretty fresh beer, just got to town. Pours is nice with vigorous carbonation visible in the golden beer that creates a medium thick head with very long retention. Generally speaking this is a banana ester rich beer, not as strong as Chimay but still strong. However, it is well attenuated, not sweet. Yeasty dough around with some herb and spice off the yeast as well. I like it b/c I am a fan of banana esters but I understand why this beer is scoring lower. In general, for this brewer its a very nice accomplishment. Usually Belgians come off too estery or too sweet but this isnít. For the price of a six pack its a very good deal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Blonde rust. Gentle pour raises a voluminous cap of lathery white froth. Brightly estery and intensely peppery nose, with fresh flowers, white pepper phenolics, pineapple upside-down cake, and puttylike yeast. Hint of gum, sulfur, clove, and banana bread. Soft, fine carbonation. Quite snappy from the start, with a firm and dry maltiness charged with a moderately phenolic, white pepper vivacity. Splash of peach puree gels with a subdued tartness and wheatlike twang to gently temper the phenols and deepen the predominantly stiff texture with a pleasant succulence. Malt comes off as a mixed bag as its coarse graininess sporadically hints at burnt breadcrust, but at the same time showcases some softer candied pecan, baguette, and toasted hay qualities. Saccharine-like sweetness makes a very subtle appearance and robs some of the soulful rusticity. Relatively clean, otherwise. Herbal, aniseedy hop briskness balances the ongoing assortment of slippery fruity esters. Finishes quite woody and earthy, with plenty of candied pecan edges to match the grassy and herbaceous hop punch. A very respectable yeast-driven rendition which tips its hat to the traditional saisons of the world. Fairly rustic in character, well-attenuated, textbook appearance, fluffy mouthfeel, and very quaffable thanks to the exemplary balance. Not exactly great, but considering the brewery this is shockingly serviceable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 23, 2013
12oz bottle. Hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of zesty spice, herbs, lemon and cereal grains. Flavor is toasty malt, spicy yeast esters, light bitter and no alcohol taste. Medium to light body with average carbonation. Nice easy drinking mild saison.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2358) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, fruit and malts. Taste is spice, bananas and malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
It pours a nice clear golden color with a fluffy white head. The aroma jumps out as fresh bread with some orange and spices. Really digging this grainy/malty aroma. The flavor is similar with lots of wheat and rye with a good subdued spicy, peppery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Poured a medium yellow with a touch of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Medium head and a lacking palate- lacks the spiciness that I think the style should have, but I will probably buy again as it is not all that bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a white head that leaves some nice lacing. Nice carbonation too. Aroma is lemon, spice, a little funk. Taste is somewhat bitter with peppery and floral notes. Maybe a touch too bitter, but clean drinking and crisp. A nice change from many of the fuller bodied saisons Iíve had lately.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (2034) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
Clear golden; white head. Aroma just like that of the saison I home brewed last fall. Decent, but doesnít stand out. Taste is thin and weak and a touch off. Body is light-medium and slick. In all categories besides aroma, even my super-first attempt-amateur saison was far superior. This is perfectly acceptable as a session type beer, but itís poor amongst saisons.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle into glass,, bright yellow pour with white head.. Cloudy.. Funky cardboard citrus aroma, taste is very bitter metallic, meh, not again

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (1970) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a hazy golden with a nice, white, frothy head. Earthy aroma, some grass and hay, with a bit of banana runts in the background. Flavor is more subtle banana esters, plus more of the earthy, grassy notes. A little too watery in the mouthfeel for me. Finishes dry and clean.


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