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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   ABV: -
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Growler. Brown pour with tan head. Floral, spice, and yeast aromas. Flavors are citrus, yeast, and spice tones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2011
(Growler) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, florals, banana, and citrus. Flavor of florals, grass, lemon zest, and toasted grain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
In short: An ordinary Belgian blonde ale with only very light farmhouse notes. Meh.
How: Growler shared at RBSG 2011 grand tasting
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose has only light farmhouse notes and it is mostly fruity yeast esters including bananas and others. Taste is fresh and overripe fruits, a bit spicy, white bread, bubble gum. Overall, not much of a Saison, just another fruity Belgian blonde ale, and a bland one at that. Another beer I didn’t really need to drink but I drank it anyway. And I’ll keep drinking more and more beer until something good happens out of it, or I learn to make better decisions.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
On draft at Capones. Pours a semi clear light golden yellow copper color with a frosty medium sized white head. Aroma of faint peppery notes, earthy hints, light spice and musty notes. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5063) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body with a one finger fizzy white head that left minimal lacing. The nose is earthy and spicy with some light farmhouse yeastiness. The flavor is a little too spiced for my tastes, making it almost a little perfume like. The spice do make for a certain crispness as well, where I prefer more of a soft subtle and earthy Saison. Mouthfeel is fizzy and spritzy with a slightly sticky spicy finish. Overall, not a bad beer, but not my preferred take on the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4591) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
This poured a darker cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was light spices, some yeast, and light fruit too. Flavor was musty almost moldy with lots of yeast and medium spice a bit thin. Ehh

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1726) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Pours hazy gold with small white head. Aroma was lemon citrus, spiceyness, florals and earthyness. Taste was muted sweetness with a spicey finish. Excellent.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5549) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Draft at the Brewpub with Andrew, Brendan and big boy PJ. Pours a clear golden body. Aroma is sweet wheat. Mouthfeel is thin with bland saison notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5384) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pils malt, citrus, grass, spices, and toasted malts. Taste of citrus, spices, tart wheat, toast, and light bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hivemind (712) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2011
On tap @ Bullfrog. With Andy PJ and James. Sweet and airy for a saison; drinkable. Decent beer, would definitely try again (had as part of a flight today).


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