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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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To the French, Gigi is a woman who farms. To our brewers, Gigi is a Belgian-influenced, bottle-conditioned saison.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
THOUGHTS: Had this aging for a while, fairly unintentionally. Surprisingly nice. Hid alcohol. Quite refreshing Not the greatest saison, but a very nice beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light orange with an average to large, off-white head that diminished very quickly leaving virtually no lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel; moderate orange and metallic hops; slight funky yeas; heavy dusty yeast; canned fruit cocktail; and something like hairspray but not in a bad way. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and acidic, and slightly sour and bitter with an average duration. There was caramel, orangey hops, dusty yeast, metallic hops, funky yeast, apricot, canned peaches, and canned mixed fruit. The light to medium body was a little syrupy and then rather dry with rather fizzy carbonation and a dry finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
robtpeek (5) - - JUL 17, 2015 does not count
Very good a little like an IPA I really like the color of this beer not quite pale but not quite red very interesting

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
yngwie (15370) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2015
On tap at Ramshead, Annapolis, MD. AA clear, amber colored beer topped by a dense, off-white head. Some curtains. Wort, malts and a generic fruityness in the aroma. The flavor has some yeast and a decent bitterness as well as the wort-like malts and fruityness. Itís dry and nicely carbonated, medium body. Lasting fruity and malty finish with a yeasty touch. Not much Belgian going on here. 150621

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meilby (9623) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Draught @ Ramshead Tavern & Fordham Brewing, Annapolis, MD
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grain and some fruitiness. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long malty, sweet and grainy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2102) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle in the Head of Steam, Durham. Pours hazy amber. No head to speak of. Taste is caramel, citrus, wheat with mild spiciness. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3394) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/3/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, biscuit, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, biscuit, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice saison. Good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1537) - Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Appearance: deep orange gold, short light yellow head, minimal lacing. Aroma: sweet nose, with honey, orange zest, some candied ginger and clove. Taste: honeyed graham crackers, clove, yeast, some caramel. Finish: lingering sweetness, some apricot and marmalade over yeast, slightly boozy. Notes: Extremely sweet for the style. Not a bad beer, thatís for sure, but it doesnít feel like a saison. So, dock points for style, but not too many because itís overall a good beer. On draft at hidden gem Quench! in Silver Spring, MD.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (6466) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours golden amber, spicy, light toffee, grassy, floral fruit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1423) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe, part of the ídrink a few saisons before trying to brew oneí series. I guess I learned a few mistakes to avoid from this one. A kind of mid-amber colour with quite obvious particles in suspension. Maybe this is ífarmhouseí. Sweet and cloying, way too sweet for a saison, dripping in booze. In one sense itís actually nice enough to drink as a Belgian Strong or something, tastes nice enough. Actually tastes like the first Belgian homebrew I ever attempted, which I would have pretty much given the above review to. As a saison, poor. On its own terms, pleasant!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pricey290483 (667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
had a bottle from utobeer and although it was nice its not for me. i have had a few farmhouse ipaís now and havenít found one i love but i am happy to try some more

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1731) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Cloudy, somewhat sweet, saison. Heavy body, but little head. High alcohol compared to many of same style.


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