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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 (9708) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - 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 (1805) - 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 (3820) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (874) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from unknown. Second blend, 06/25/14. Pours a cloudy pale orange, little bit of head. Nose citrus, some sulphur, body very dry, lots of yeast in finish, maybe a bit much? Good, but slightly below exceptional.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9416) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Hazed gold pour, fluffy white head. This is a saison that lends itself to more of a sour than a funky, earthy, yeasty Belgian style saison. Nice lemony sourness, hints of plain yogurt, some light barnyard flavors dancing around. Very, very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3171) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle pour. Hazy yellow with a white head of foam. Aroma is lemon, grain, bread, a little funk. Taste is a touch tart and yeasty. Medium body and medium carbonation. Nice funky saison.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Blend 2 ( 6/25/14). Thx for sharing Jack. Pours deep hazy yellow straw with a whispy white head that leaves plenty of sticky lace throughout. Super awesome balanced funky brett lacto light oaky nose. Could smell all day long. Flavor is nice; some Meyer lemon juice, a bit of grapefruit juice, hay like Malt, incredibly dry and super well balanced. This is super awesome beer. Incredibly soft palate considering all the bugs and funk in this one. Very nice blend. Good work, Casey. This is super excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2788) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle - Second batch. Hazy golden with a film of white head. Nose is lemon, pineapple, a little tart vinegar. Taste is the same, but much more pungent. Long, tart finish along with some dusty yeast. White grape. Smooth, medium-light with gentle carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (950) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 BLEND #2 from bottle to glass at the de Garde taproom. Hazy golden hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is apricot, straw, white peppercorn, oak. Mouthfeel is fantastic with medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a great tartness and a clean finish. Overall this is a really nice blend! BLEND #4 from bottle to glass. Hazy straw hue with fizzy white head that settled to a ring. Aroma is funk, lactic, lemon, oak, barnyard. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following and clean finish. Overall this is a great brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2802) - 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.


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