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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Like the mermaid, Saison by the Sea is provocative, elusive, and haunting. Our newest edition to the Crown Series is light in color, low in bitterness, and includes a unique blend of yeast and seasonings designed to create a fruity and spicy flavor.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
22oz bottle. Large pillowy off-whtie head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some lemon, bread, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, some bread, light spicy. Soft light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1504) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2012
aroma is citrus-y and slighty spicy, like gingersnaps almost. color is lovely light amber with a sticky fluffy head. flavor is somewhat grapefruit like, but not in a IPA way. its more like genuine grapefruit. some spicy notes similar to thai food i think? hard to put my finger on. has a zesty finish that only lasts for a couple of seconds and rinses away cleanly. very neat beer, more complex than i would have thought.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bomber. Orange-gold color with a flimsy white head on top. The aroma is heavy on the mint; peppermint and spearmint, with some underlying tropical fruit and light saison yeast. The mint is featured in the flavor as well, but fortunately, the body is lighter than I feared. The overall profile is that of a minty herbal spiced tea. Not much funk at all. Normally I get sick of something like this quickly but this was pretty enjoyable throughout a couple glasses. It’s just dry enough and refreshing that the minty spice doesn’t ever seem to get overbearing even though that’s prety much all that’s going on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2614) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
From the 22oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange with a thick white head. Big ginger peppermint aroma. Light malt body, spicy Belgian notes, ginger spice in the taste. Good, but a bit too much spice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (3297) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Someplace in SD: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is saison yeast, with ambiguous spice blends. Taste is somewhat dry. I think the brewer’s went a little overboard with the sugar. Has a sort of sewage like taste that some saisons do. This is an underwhelming example of the style.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 13, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2012 Hazy copper bodied and grey head. Spicy, anise, citrus and biscuits. Taste is spicy as well. Nice carbonation. Taste is a bit too spicy for me and lacks a rustic body. Ginger to the bone. No thanks. (Bomber at Florida trip)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Murky orange, loose ring of foam. Over all, this is pretty simple and tasty. Not overly spicy, not overly sour, just simple grassy, yeasty flavors. Very satisfying...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2012
22oz bottle-pours hazy gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is ginger, light/medium malt-cocoa. Taste is ginger/camomille, light/medium malt-bready, yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8025) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle shared by John. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Nose/taste of ginger, spicy hops, yeast, lemon, sea salt, spearmint and tea. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of grain and straw, light to moderate hop notes of flowers, herbs and grass, light dough and mustiness for the yeast with ginger and french toast spices in the background. Head is average sized, fizzy/frothy, white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy, light amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, slightly slick and has a lively carbonation and a drying finish. A good Saison, the adjuncts are a little distracting, but it is refreshing and curiously complex.


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