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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Saison, French for season, was traditionally brewed during the harvest season for Belgian Farm workers. With the harvest season upon us, we bring to the table our Saison, teasing with hints of citrus and spices. Hops and malt are well-balanced and layered with just a touch of sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1501) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Slightly hazy yellow pour with a really big white head. Pretty well carbonated, despite sitting in my cellar for about a year. Citrus nose - slight vanilla too Nice citrus taste, slightly spicy, very light hop character and bitterness (due to age). Clean and refreshing - would like to try a fresh one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6181) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle (Jun 09, 2014 bottling). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of gum, banana, pepper, grains of paradise. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Not too bad, but rather Americanized...the banana/gum esters threaten to take over the nose, but ultimately the other things still shine through. Still, itís got more of those gummy characters than I like in a straight saison, I want more hop brightness and peppery phenols front and center, with something rustic or minerally underneath. A bit too sweet as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2064) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Full, pillowy head on this one, hazy golden body with very active column of carbonation in the center of the glass. Aroma of honey and sweet malt, some sourdough. Taste is tangy, leaves the tongue tingling. Slippery mouth feel, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2205) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Cloudy yellow pour with a white headl Light and refreshing with citrus and lemon highlights. Bread and yeasty notes with some nectarine low lights. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5788) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
On tap. Clear golden pour with white head; nice lacing. Dry hay, herbal vegetal, dry spice, light fruit aromas. Light bodied. Nice smooth, dusty bready pils malt flavors with dry herbs and spices, and some light fruitage___very tasty

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2014
16.9 oz bottle, bottled on 11/12/13. Pours hazy straw yellow with a monstrous bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass a little.

The aroma is sweet bready malts, with some earthy yeast and spice (coriander) and some soapy floral notes.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some earthy fruits and medium bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK saison. Itís too sweet and soapy / floral for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3898) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2014
500 ml bottle shipped from Corvallis shop. Almost a gusher. But out of that big foam pour is a lovely lemon and peach saison. Just the right dryness. Citrus throughout. Slight black pepper in back. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2014
Gold, vigorously carborbonated body feeding an ample, foamy head. Zesty, black pepper and lemon nose, and lightly grass--altogether pleasant. Crisp body, lightly seasoned with black pepper and a kiss of citrus. Nice spicyness throughout. Quite sessionable. Fairly simple, but excels in balance and in refreshment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4689) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Hazy golden coloured body with a rich, four centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of grass, hay, yeast, pepper, lemons, light spices and more grass - very nice and herbal. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a strong grassy and dry flavour of yeast and herbs noticeable right away. Aftertaste shows a subtle sweetness of fruit, some subdued pepper and spice, but more grassy and herbal notes with a little bit of hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, a very nice and well worked saison with a refined complexity throughout. I sampled this on a rainy day on the East Coast, but I could imagine this on any day (which is always rainy) back in Portland. Iím glad I brought this one back home with me - a good option for sure. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 27-September-2013 for US$8.31 sampled at home in Washington on 29-March-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (727) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Slight cloudy bright gold pour some dense white head. Aroma of barnyard, straw, oranges, corriander, tomato acidity. Tastes of sweet yeast honey, chewy grains, strong phenol plantiness a la tomatoes, piney hops finish. Hard palate of fizz and water and sticky. sub-optimal.

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