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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ahh Saison. This Belgian Farmhouse style of ale is a crisp, spicy, refreshing beer and one of our personal favorites anytime of the year. The Blank Slate version takes the Saison style and twists it up a bit. The addition of Rye Malt accentuates the peppery phenols that this special yeast is known to produce as well as adding a little bit of body to the finished beer. On top of that we add two different kinds of peppercorns at two different stages of the brewing process to really take things to the next level. The Belgians don’t really believe in beer styles so hopefully they won’t be mad at this "corruption" of one of their classics.


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2012
On draft @ The Comet. Obvious rye flavor on the palate. More hops than i was expecting out of this brew. I liked it!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Draft from notes. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have grass, bready malts, peppercorns, mild spicy rye with a hint of yeast and herbal notes. Carries some sweetness at times.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft sample at Listermann Oktoberfest. Pours a cloudy, bright golden color with a finger of soft bone white head. The rye, grassy and spicy hops, and citrus are a bit overwhelmed here by the big, bready, sweet malts and sugary dough. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, bready mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not bad, but not my favorite take on a saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1782) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft - pours pale yellow with white head. Flavor is malty like a malt liquor. No what I expected, but the bartender did just confirm t was the right beer. As it warms I get more of the saison qualities of yeast and wheat. Much better now. Mostly sweet. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Sample on tap at Cincy Beerfest. Mildly hazy golden / amber color. Little off-white head. Super nice rye aroma hits you right away. Good orange citrus aroma. Very tasty. More crisp carbonation. Dry finish. Awesome moderate bitter taste, nice roasty rye malts. Excellent beer that I want to gulp down, but am savoring instead.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Draft to pint at Lavomatic. Looks good; a cloudy orange with thin white lacing. Smells solid; sweet and doughy. Tastes like it smells, but with notes of rye present as well. Good on the palate. Good beer, and a nice example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate rye malt and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tingly bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where exceeded.


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