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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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A swarm of flavor and a stinger at 11.5% ABV. The French saison yeast produces big, estery, phenolic aromas and flavors, while the wildflower honey from Madhava Natural Sweeteners in Longmont CO lends a spicy, sweet aroma with essence of dried fruits. Champagne yeast is also used to complete fermentation and create a dry finish, and a strong malt bill imparts a rich, golden honey color to the ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jerm719 (131) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 I was very excited to try this! Sweet, syrupy, grainy. Nice honey sweetness, dark fruits, and ALOT of alcohol!! Too much alcohol to enjoy the syrupy flavors.. A big mesh of forgettable mixtures... Finishes with an alcohol bite... Couldn’t dump.. .. Pounded... Gross...! :( I have tried many 9% + brews .. This one had the biggest bite.. Age this brew for a year...... It might have potential !????

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjay44 (2932) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained white head, with some lacing, over a clear, orange amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is light orange peel, floral honey tones, light cereal.....taste is sweet, with orange, honey, light clove, light pepper, finishing with a lingering sweet bitterness......mouth feel light of medium, sticky,slightly astringent, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low, but slight acid present. This is not really a Saison. The beer is much too sweet, has too much alcohol, and is most defInately not at all refreshing. As a Belgian Strong, iti ist rather simple for the dark category, and is MUCH too sweet for the goldens. It is technically well done. But I persieve it as a failed experiment. BJCP 6/3/12/3/6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (7798) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
On tap @ Radio Maria. Very hazy golden, thin wispy head that recedes to a ring rather quickly. Aroma is a bit strange, certainly honey sweetness, but some odd sweet pickles too. Palate is estery and very sweet, a little spicy. Too heavy for a Saison, with no yeast character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1918) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
pretty decent belgian ale, which i didnt realize it was when i got it on tap. some honey and spice, a bit of nuttiness, and a slightly oily finish. nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4524) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
On tap at mad mex. Sweet aroma. Hazy yellow brew. Taste is quite hoppy for a saison, even by saison standards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
On tap. Pour is clear golden/brown with a small white head. Aroma is of yeast, booze, and honey. Flavor is of sweet malts, honey, and burning alcohol. Not much going on here besides honey sweetness and booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
The aroma is malty with honey and yeast. The appearance is orange gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. The beer overall is decent but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3064) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
This is has a nice collaboration of nice fruity essence with a great assortment of honey. It remind if a mild Belgian triplel. It's for the real drinker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdavidh (159) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Poured a rich honey gold with a white head. Nose is fruity, sweet, a bit funky. Definite presence of floral notes, honey, and a touch of funk. Not nearly as funky as a lot of saisons. The high ABV is quite evident on first taste and following sips. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2916) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
On tap at High Street Grill Mt. Holly NJ. Pours a nice amber with a small white head. Very fruity aroma with a bit of sweet malt. The flavor was a bit too fruity for me. I got a lot of peach and some alcohol. A bit sweet for my liking but that said I enjoyed the uniqueness.

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