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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1661) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Slight aroma of honey, pours a clear amber, with a full white head and very visible carbonation. Most of the saison notes are there, with a touch of alcohol heat. This is malt heavy, with honey notes present as well as fruit notes. Lingering sweetness for a finish. Not that bad, although I would have preferred this beer with a lower ABV to fit closer to the saison style.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjdevel (12) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2016
-------- with a 1-finger head (from a 22oz bottle), but the head recedes quite rapidly. I am left with a decent foam ring around the outside of the glass and some decent lacing though. This beer is a very clear golden/copper/honey color. Not very active for a saison. ------� dank and tart. There are some fruity notes and a strong zing of wine. Not extremely aromatic, but a decent fragrance. ------&# is a slight hop bitterness upfront, followed quickly by tart fruit. It then tastes like a blend of wines all swirled together (apple, white grape, red grape, peach, etc.). Mixed in with the fruits and wine are sweet honey and caramel malts. There is an earthy flavor that I cannot quite place that, at first, seems out of place, but then it seems to meld back in when it starts to dry out and then leave you with an aftertaste of champagne with a hint of vinegar. There are a couple of times throughout the flavor life cycle where it seems to fade into vinegary notes, but it doesnít last that long. The high level of alcohol is very apparent as you quickly get warm wave that crashes in with every sip. ------- to full feeling. It feels pretty thick when you first drink it but seems to get oily and thin. This one is on the low side of carbonation so it doesnít have the effervescent tingle that a lot of Saisons have. There is a slight dry feel at the tail end. ------- is pretty good. There are some flavors that clash briefly here and there though. I couldnít really track it down. It says that the fermentation is finished with champagne yeast so it may be that my taste buds are thinking that: ITíS A BEER, NO ITíS CHAMPAGNE, NO ITíS A BEER, NO ITíS CHAMPAGNE! There is a slight sourness as well so itís almost like a blend of 4 different drinks. There is a medicinal tinge here and there. Itís not too bad, but Iím not convinced that all of the flavors that I was tasting belong together. But this one is worth trying once. Itís Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhenning (19) - Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Honey and spice aroma. Wonderful rich honey brown color, but not much head off the pour. Complex flavors of honey, lemon, and spices. A little bitter at the end, but nice on the palate. At 11.5%, this brew packs a punch, and you can taste it as you sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43244) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Boulder Beer A Honey of a Saison ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, dried fruit, honey, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, smoked, dried fruit, honey, plastic. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140814]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2015
22oz bottle, shared with friends. Clear orange amber color. Thin white head. Decent ridges and bits of lace. Honey, caramel. Mild spice. Pretty basic flavor, not much to it. Does seem to hide the alcohol pretty well, though. Not as boozy as expected. Mild floral, touch of cooked vegetable. Moderate to bigger sweet taste. Very little bitter. Bite only noticeable when you take too big of a sip. Touch of white grape. Bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Light carbonation. Kind of a boring, uninteresting belgian strong ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2015
Sample at Daily Growler Powell. Pours a clear orange-cold color with a medium fluffy off-white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of malt, honey and spices. Medium to full body with flavors of grainy malt, sweet honey, herbs and fruit. The finish is borderline cloyingly sweet herbal honey and malt. Slightly above average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Nice saison with high alcohol due to the honey. A little bit thicker which is why I think the low ratings but a good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2014
22 oz bomber purchased at the brewery for 3 bucks. Orange and clear appearance with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, banana, apricot, esters, phenols, clove, dried fruits, alcohol and Belgian yeast. Flavor is strong, syrupy, sweet and a bit boozy with light bitterness. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Kind of hard to drink after a few sips. A bargain for sure, but definitely one for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisoís minidig 16/08/2014. Golden orange coloured pour with a halo of white head. Aroma is mineral, nutty malts and some honey on the nose. Nice saison yeast and some orange skin on the nose. Flavour is resin, caramle, saison yeast and honey. Hot alcohol and solvent in the finish. Palate is semi-sweet, heavy on the tongue and highish carbonation. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17304) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Honey aroma, grass, hay, bready notes, citrus, some caramel. Fruity honey flavor, raisins, hay, warming alcohol, peach, some grass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (1186) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Light honey flavor and scent. Doesn?t linger. Very upfront, was hoping for an after effect. Saison was light but made well enough to not overpower the honey. Deep amber color. Bottle


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