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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Saison
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Ingredients: water, pale and caramel barley malts, premiant, saaz (bitter), amarillo and citra hops (dry hopping, yeast (top fermenting). 19.7ļ Plato / 30 EBC


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grunx (367) - - AUG 10, 2012
Molt complexa aromŗticament. Notes tropicals, plŗtan, que evolucionen cap a líherba del llķpol. Em fa pensar amb la seva Super Charged Saison perÚ amb menys cos. Molt bona.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (310) - ITALY - SEP 13, 2014
33cl bottle from Beer Store Barcelona. Pours amber with a creamy slightly off white head. Smells of sweet fruits (apples, banana, plums), light liquor and sour notes. Taste is slightly sour with bread, yeast and a light final bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear dark amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Caramel, sharp malts, sweet aroma. Chocolate-vanilla ice-cream, massive sweetness and syrup in taste. Sweet mouthfeel. Quite high carbonation. Damn this beer is sweet!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
In bottle (Amsterdam); very nice, I donít usually like saisons but this was different ... notes of caramel, and hops. Quite sweet, with no bitter hoppiness finish. Quite a nice beer and I would buy again

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2014
330ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Sweet sticky evaporated milk aroma, maybe come banana, but definitely lots of sugars. Taste half way between a saison and a doppel. Plus a ton of milkiness. Sweet, sticky, almost slick palate. Maybe they could have fermented this a little longer. Longer than the 5 days this got, at least. This is a total malt-bomb. Crazily sweet. Now I love malts, beer is a malt drink after all, but this is crazily over the top when it comes to the sweetness. Depending on my mood, this could get between 2.4 and 3.4. Does smother the alcohol, but hiding it behind sugar is not the answer. Could easily give an extra point in the obvious 4 categories.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobEvers (282) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Fles33cl. Kleur amber bruin. Vrijwel geen schuim. Geur veel hop en fruitig. Citrus/grapes Smaak: enorme mix aan smaak. Zoet zuur en bitter. Ik weet niet wat de overhand heeft. Scherpe nasmaak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (223) - CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a pale amber with two fingers of loose light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, medium spotty lacing. Nose is citrusy and fruity hops, moderate caramel malt, slight peppery bite, some floral perfume. Taste is caramel malt, dark fruit, slightly sour yeasty bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, and a slightly sticky finish. Iím sorry, "saison"? What? Maybe, just maybe, you might call it an "Imperial Saison", if such a beast existed (does it?) but otherwise Iíd have to say this isnít a saison. On a blind test, Iím sure Iíd call this an IIPA/DIPA. Thatís not to say itís not a fine brew - it is - but I really donít see how itís a saison. The Amarillo and Citra hops work well in the aroma, and the high ABV is very well integrated in the overall flavour.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (37) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Pours brown with no head and has fruity bitterness and caramel on the aftertaste, smooth and moreish. It has a good full- fat creamy body. Not my description of a saison but by gosh is it good!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (494) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
beige brown and no head... aroma has lots of caramel, some spices, some citric/passion fruit, sour mandarin? bitter and sweet, with a nasty grapefruit bitterness that lingers into the finish... a bit to sweet, lacks some malts maybe? ok

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Dry-hopped beer with four hop varieties, intended as a strong saison. Yellowish white, rocky, stable head, colour a cloudy, coppery dark blonde. Strongly íAmericaní hopped aroma with hints of pepper, orange, melon, strawberry and grapefruit peel; taste citrussy, fresh sourishness, bit of candi sugar (for a Belgian touch, I suppose), strong carbonation, honeyish malt sweetness beyond a strong, citrussy and herbal, long bitter hoppiness. Too hoppy for a real saison Belgian style, more a hybrid between a saison and an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
momordgz (104) - - JUL 30, 2014
strong taste of candy, yeast and fruity. Full bodied and quite alcoholic brew. Not my kind of beer, but really well done!


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