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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Saison
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold body with a small tight bubbled white head that retained as a thin wispy covering. The nose is typical "American" Saison, too much citrus peel and floral spices with not enough yeast influence or much of a hint of farmhouse funkiness. Heavy perfumy, herbal, and floral flavor that dominates the Saison base. Coriander and orange peel overload! Where’s the farmhouse character? A little too heavily bodied for the style as well with too much clinginess. Moderate fizzy prickly carbonation. OK to drink I guess, but the perfumy spices got to be a bit too much. Not exactly a classic interpretation of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
(BCTC, 12oz bottle) Medium white head atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, some pepper, clove, banana. Taste is medium sweet, banana, yeast, some pepper. Low carbonation, light-medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2459) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at Volo. Pours a slightly hazy gold with good sized white head. Citrus, grains, and slight spice in the aroma. Citrus seems a little more pronounced in the flavour though still moderate with grains and spice also present. Decent refreshing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2009
On tap at C’est What? (Toronto, ON). Pours a light honey color with thin white bubbly head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of spice, brett, flowers, clove, honey, yeast, wheat, banana, some caramel. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of brett, spice, honey, wheat, yeast, some light funk. Generally light to medium body with a pleasing sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle: Hazy golden with a dense off white head. The aroma is estery, grainy with a touch of crackery malt. Perhaps a coriander note. Simple aroma. Fluffy body with a dry flavor. Mild crackery grains and a touch of honey. There’s a mild coriander like note and later noble hop presence, yet it’s restrained. Not bad, not good either. One dimensional.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Kind of sweaty, lightly oxidized aroma, a touch of black pepper and cheese. Light foamy cap. Thinnish flavor, poor malt definition, light hops. Weak backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle from matt7215. Thanks again. Pours a pale orange gold with a foamy white head. It laces lightly. Aromas of spice and citrus zest. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is yeasty, earthy, lightly malty, and there are hot spice bits. Finish is more orange peel than anything specific, but the hot bits definitely persist. Gets a mite earthier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6611) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
BCTC. Pours a clear amber with hints of caramel and a thin white head. Black pepper and lemon on the nose. Light lemony flavors on a thin to medium body. Finishes with a light balancing bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
came out a nice rusty orange. notes of orange zest, coriander, clove, floral, honey. very crisp, spicy, and a quick bitter finish. pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Tap at Volo. Pours a nice hazy light gold with a big white head. Aroma is on the orange zest cide and citrusy, but not overwhellmingly so- more of a thiriez citrsu than a dupont dry spicy character- some phenols earth and yeast but all light- seemed very clean. Flavor is doughy, good fresh pils malt, on the citrusy side againw ith orange zest, and even some valencia orange juice hints, yeasty with a lemon spritz in the end - light phenols hints of vanilla dn avery clean fairly dry finish. This was pretty solid actually.


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