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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Thanks to the guys at the CL anny party for a taste. Poured a beautiful sun shimmering golden color with seemingly flawless white head. Aromas had a sweeter edge of honey and high citrus fruits, yet mixed in there was some softness of apricot. Palate followed with the sweeter entry then gave out the fruit all the way. Mid palate was fantastic with a little bret in the finish. Fantastic saison, wish it was available where I lived. My first bullfrog was a great one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2010
claasic corked bullfrog 750 ml....a great saison. poured a hazy yellow, lots of head. I don’t get as much brett as i would like, but this is a very good saison. I will seek out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
On draft at Capones. Pours a deep caramel orange with a frosty medium sized white head. Aroma of peppery spice, honey, fruit and flowers, Taste of fresh peppery spice, honey, fruit and floral hops. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2009
750ml bottle thanks to vwcraig. Nice cloudy orange color. It smells of honey and it tastes quite interesting. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what I was tasting but there was definitely a honey aspect and a slight bit of brett. Honestly it tasted like a saison with honey. This beer was well done but I’m afraid it is not worth $16 by any stretch of the imagination. I would love to drink this in mass quantities but its just too expensive and hard to get. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-13-2009 05:12:27

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2009
750 mL bottle. Pours light gold with a huge, long-lasting, lacy white head. The aroma is light, floral honey (a nice lilac tone in there) with lots of fruity notes--tangerine, apricot, peach, pear, banana, crabapple; it’s a very impressively complex and subtle nose with a bit of earthy yeast holding it together. The flavor is tangerine and banana with a floral sweetness that definitely reminds me of a wildflower honey. A robust bready, earthy yeast flavor stays throughout the mouth. There are a few subtle "wild" spicy notes--coriander, clove, white pepper, sage, etc.-- that add a very nice dimension to the beer and help dry that honey out in the finish. A very complex and refreshing saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (555) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Bottle. Pours clear honey with a huge pillowy head. Unknown spices, grass, and hops shine. The very familiar Bullfrog yeast strain is apparent but not dominant. Wild bittering agents swirl around. Very interesting collage of flavors, very balanced when all is said and done. A great saison. Pretty similar to Saison Dupont, maybe better even. Chill the bottle considerably before drinking of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
In short: A straightforward wild countryside blonde Saison. Very dry and to the point. An acquired taste that I have acquired.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed fresh soon after the beer release. Bottle sent my way by JAXSON, thanks A LOT Jeremy.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is wild wild wild. Not bretty, not barnyard, just plain wild countryside field with a little phenolic twist. You can smell the dryness of this beer. Taste like the nose is just dry wilderness. The neutral malt backbone tastes like semi-dry hay/white bread with just a little honey. Some dry banana peels. Hops have a dry flowers taste, a bit perfumy but very dry. Overall the beer is quite dry. Carbonation is very lively and the mouthfeel is “fun”. Really really good. Probably the best bottled beer I’ve had from this brewery. It’s the Bullfrog Bestthing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottled. An incredible saison from our most recent American masters. These guys just nail every single beer. Great head. Wonderful, fresh dough nose, carbonic acid, orange. Has a thick, creamy mouthfeel, minerals, a touch salty, rough, green tomato. Mmmm. I want more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 Bottle. Very drinkable. Really nice Saison. Aroma has some spices and wheaty essence with a hint of fruit. Taste is nice and spicy with a little green flavors and some lemon pepper. Very good. Sampled again. Noticed a bit of sourness. Not quite puckering but but just enough to give some flavor to the bone dry finish. Even better.

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