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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2625) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
blend #3 (will update notes when I try my #1 blend downstairs) Hazy orange gold. Smells like peach and cheese and a tart Berliner. Tart, effervescent. Lots of lime juice. has a standard 2014 saison taste, tart, bright with a nice mouthfeel. Looking forward to trying more of their beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2192) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to the one and only Nielsen ! Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a finger of white foam. The nose is bright with tart lime notes, musty oak, lemon zest and a bit of unripe pineapple and wet stone. The palate follows nicely and is very balanced. Nice play between rustic grain, wet grass, barnyard funk, lemon, hints of toasted vanilla linger with the dry tart finish. Pretty delicious !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9107) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle @ Doodler. Light milky yellow appearance with a white head. The aroma has some funk with a lot of corn, grass, and hay. Tart and lemony flavor. Vanilla, soft oak, pineapple. Twangy finish. Pretty grassy and juicy. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (768) - Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours yellow with white head. Aroma is citrus, lemons, wild yeasts. Tastes is tart, lemony, effervescent, good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15092) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
10th July 2014
Forgetfu Tasting at ChrisOs. Thanks to Forgetfu Bill. Very hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light, dry and a little crisp. Mild sourness, dry seltzer and little white wine tang (but apparently red wine barrels). Finishes dry and crisp with a touch of banana ester. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1296) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2014
750 ml bottle, bottled 5/30/14. Pours hazy light yellow with a small creamy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is banana and musty earthy yeast with a little lactic fruit.

The flavor is some tart/lactic and sweet fruitiness (lemon) with a little funk and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, interesting tart saison - it tastes kind of like a berliner weisse.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pour is hazy honeycomb with a lastin white head and great lacing. Big funky, oaky, citrusy, doughy, grassy, oats, and herbs in the aroma. Taste is tart lemons, gym socks, nice oak, biscuit, honey, floral hoppy, light spice and a touch of brett with a medium tart, lactic finish. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very nice rustic style saison. Has quite a bit of lactic tartness going on right now, but I’m excited to see if the brett takes over and dries it out even more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 18, 2014
750ml bottle (batch 1) pours cloudy pale straw yellow with 2 finger head. Nose is full of rustic oats, grain, hayfield, straw, lemon, funk, old socks, cheese. Taste is light refreshing crisp bodied, earthy grains, oatmeal, lemon, citrus, balanced tart acidity, lacto. Finish is dry tart citrus, cereal, oats, lemon. Fantastic!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cupofJoe (3) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
Great saison. Pours a nice head, very drinkable beer with a great Brett flavor and sour on the way down. Probably will grow more sour with time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1055) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by ForgetFu at Kulminator - thanks Bill! Pours light hazy yellow with a white hue, medium white head. Fresh hay nose, white pepper, lemon. Light body yet very vibrant - more of a berliner weisse than a real saison. Light, extremely drinkable, refreshing - love it!


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