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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Lush and fruity, this "super saison" has been totally overhauled from the last two years. Previously, this beer has been lighter in color and ABV, but an increase in buckwheat honey has pushed the color into the dark amber range, providing a rich, layered complexity. The first sip leaves your mouth with a kiss of sweetness in an otherwise dry strong ale. 2006 version was Belgian Strong Ale and at 9%+ abv.

2008 version back to 7% abv, more in the traditional saison style - hazy golden in color.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and vegetable yeasty. Sooth malty and light fruity flavoured. Bitter and slight dry, smooth malty and light caramelish. Light yeasty fruity note in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of honey, orange, nuts, pear, and yeast. Flavor of honey, herbs, yeast, earth, light pepper, and grass with a moderately bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Clear copper body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pepper, honey, light herb. Taste is medium sweet, herb/pepper, honey, some alcohol and some alcohol astringency. Medium-full body with some stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
@dmacs UFC100 Gathering courtesy of dmac himself-750ml bottle–pours a retaining off white head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is light malt, spice hops, honey. Taste is sweet light malt, spice hops, honey, some tart on finish. OK effervescence.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10741) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
A: The pour is a clear golden yellow/straw color with plenty of white head and a high level of carbonation. S: Starts off slightly cidery. There’s a lot of lemon and lemon zest along with grass and wet oak. There’s a distinct honey aroma which is slightly sweet and quite floral. A little bit of white pepper and yeast. T: Many of the same components exist on the tongue as well. Grass and floral notes with a mild sweetness of honey. Oak, yeast, and earthy tones give a nice complexity. Lightly bitter with more bread and malt flavor than expected. M: Medium in body with a fairly high level of carbonation. O: Wasn’t too sure about this one from the nose, but the flavor was good and I enjoyed it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9060) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle… Pre-C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Murky straw-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma is yeasty and fruity, offering notes of warm bread and spiced pear. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet, fruity and tangy. Crisp, mildly tart finish. Kudos to Beerlando for sharing this bottle of brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. beerlando is the man! This was a fun beer to smell and drink. Aroma of honey comes out as well as some tart and funky aromas...I get some vegetal notes along with a hit of green peppercorns. Flavor is smooth with some funky sweetness and a good dose of fruits. It finishes dry and is damn good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2008
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of honey, yeast, spices and some fruitiness. Tastes of honey, spices, citrus, and fruity. Lively body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle shared by someone at 4th Ave Pub. Pale golden pour with a thick white head The nose is a bit chewy. Rich, sweet chewy malts, a bit of rich spiciness. There is a little bit of rye and a bit of peach as well. Apricot and pear along with a bit of chewy sweetness. There is a nice complexity throughout that helps combat the sweetness, although I’d still prefer this dryer. A little bit of soft tartness. Tasty brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
750mL at RBSG 2011 in Philly. The nose on this is fried mozzarella sticks and cheddar cheese. Taste is headache inducing with old candies, orange pancake syrup, old sickly sweetness. Gross.


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