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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our Saison is as old-world as it gets. We use 100% Colorado ingredients: Colorado water, malted and raw barley and wheat, Crystal hops and a yeast blend of saison yeast, brettanomyces and lactobacillus. We ferment the beer in custom-made open oak barrel fermenters. After this rustic primary fermentation, the beer goes to other barrels for further aging and flavor development. The result is a citrusy, dry, tart and effervescent beer worthy of sharing.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle split in London, 10/07/14. Murky pale yellow with a moderate off white swirl/edgeing. Nose is bitter citric peel, straw, woody notes, bitter orange, herbal effect, creamy vanilla, tarte white grape. Taste comprises farmy, lemon rind, grassy, vanilla custard. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a lactic tang. Respectable enough saison.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3914) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Fruit, yeast, light funk aromaa. Very tart up front, cherry, tart flavors, sweeter not as tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (249) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Cloudy, pale yellow, light white head. Pineapple, some musty earthiness, damp hay. Light tartness, some sweetness. Very effervescent, lightish body, fair amount of carbonation, medium long finish. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2525) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Blend 1, bottle. Milky yellow pour with a white head. Oak with possible autolysis aromas. Lots of sour lemon and and citrus notes. Good body and mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (394) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle Blend 1 - pours hazy golden yellow. Smells of oak, wine, lemon zest, and sour. The taste has some sourness with grapes and wine. It's really smooth and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9064) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Very drinkable farmhouse, thanks Jason B. Very barnyard aroma, and it was in the character. As good as the style gets.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2722) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours hazy unclear lemon straw with a nice white head. Aroma is sweet and tart and apples and juicy grapes nice in the nose. Flavor brings a glances subtle tartness with wheat like malty notes they settle easily but quickly on the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Batch #1. Amazingly clear glowing gold, not what I was expecting. Nose is light lemon zest, light funk, light wheat...kind of light everything. Very clean finishing with light lemon tartness and limestone minerality. Fairly simple like others have said, but well done. Looking forward to later batches as I hear they are a bit more developed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle shared at a chriso tasting in London - big thanks to Bill. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy, pure white head. Pleasant funky tart lemon aroma. Light sweet flavor with good bitter straw, mandarin orange, lemon, general citrus rind. Light bodied with average carbonation. Tangy finish with moderate funk, decent dryness, more lemon rind, sand, slight acidity, straw. Nice saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1865) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Thanks wchesser for the intro to this brewery. Not overly complex, but a wonderfully tart lemon, hay, and some white pepper. Buddy said it reminded him of a berliner hybrid. LIght, tart, lively palate, refreshing. Could drink quite a bit of this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3982) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
B1 bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy yellow with frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, yeast, citrus. Thin mouth with nice tart citrus, juicy, light funk, very impressive.


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