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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HoppityHop (175) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Pours a hazy yellow/amber and maybe has a hint of orange in the color. Head is large and bright white. Aroma was very fruity, with almost no malt or hop presence. Carbonation was on the higher side, but the overall mouthfeel felt true to style, even if a bit gravely. Unfortunately, there was an overpowering taste of orange rind that kept me from really enjoying the glass.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5364) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Poured a hazy golden color with a large white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, orange peel, earth, brett, funk, and grape. Taste of citrus fruits, light green apple, tart grape, yeast, light spices, and orange peel. Gritty mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle supplied by Stine, tasted blind. Looks like cloudy pale orange juice with a white head. Brett and grapefruit in the nose. Pretty tart and sour. CItric acidity/lemon/grapefruit, flowers, brett/funk and horsey-ness. Herbal hop character. Nice, effervescent carbonation, light to medium bodied. Nice effort.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle at brewery. Very lively, nice looking beer. Grapefruit color, dense bubbled. Taste has a musty basement thing going on. Taste has some tangerine as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Tasted blind, courtesy of Stine. Opaque, yellow body with a small, off-white head. Nose is pineapple, citrus, peach and light horseblanket. The flavor is lightly tart with bread, apricot, pineapple and floral hops. Medium body is very soft with moderate carbonation. Terrific beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2007
750 at the brewery. Light amber/hazy light orange in color with a very large long lasting head. Aroma is tart lemon, and funky, with some musty belgian yeast and light notes of spice. Taste is a bit more subdued than the aroma, some weird funk, along with lemon rind, must/bready yeast and spices. very active carbonation, prickly across the palate. overall very dry, moderately tart and enjoyable. Too bad you can’t get a bottle of this to take home with you.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2007
Very solid Saison, especially from an American brewery! Hand bottled from Lou18. Some fruit- Grapefruit, apricot, some nice funk to it too, slight earth. Very enjoyable!! Thanks Lou!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Tap @ SD. Poured a hazy golden yellow color with an off-white head. The aroma had a mild tartness and even a little leather funk in it. The flavor was citrusy lemon and yeasty. The was light and very refreshing. A could put away a few of these.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2477) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2007
This beer is freaking awesome. Pours a thick golden color, full of light but cannot see through it at all. Aroma is sour with white grape skins fruit-peach vinegar. Very wild and lambic-esque. Taste is tart with lemon and light doughy yeastiness. Think mineral tart yeastiness. Has a freshly opened seltzer feel, all spiky. It’s a medium-light body offset by a strong carbonation. A very awesome beer.
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil, wine house glass.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Tap at the Diamond: Completely cloudy, deep golden pour topped by a consistent thin white film. Lovely, bright and complex aroma. Full of fruits and spiciness. Lemony, almost marmalade like, subtle oak suggestions, and very light berry-ish notes as well. Flavor is great as well. Velvety carbonation with a cleansing, mild tartness. Lemony character, white pepper, brett hints, dried wood background, and a refreshing dryness all around making it extremely drinkable. An extremely well crafted Saison, true to the traditional style.


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