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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Saison
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A traditional Belgian-style Saison. Originally produced on the farm for seasonal workers during harvest. Tart malt is balanced with flavors of fruit and spice from our unique strain of Belgian yeast.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Listigovers (306) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Nice amber colour, clear. Funky smell, summery, grainy. Very nice mouthfeel, not the greatest aftertaste, kind of, muddled, hard to decipher. Good flavour up front, needs a bit of work.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbudd19 (604) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Golden apricot pour with light white head. Aroma is citrus, fruity esters, and some light spice. Taste is light bitterness up front, lively carbonation with a hint of spice and citrus, dry finish with some lingering bitterness that tastes slightly off. It’s refreshing but lacking in the complexity department.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChewyBeer (39) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours good clear amber with medium head. Good nose with Orange that comes through well in the taste. Good medium mouthfeel and carbonation

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1343) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a fast dimishing head that subsides to leave you with only a small white rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of pepper, fruits (citrusy) and quite noticeable sulfur. There is also a grain husk feel to it. Taste is completely dry with some fresh cereals flavors. There is an astringent grainy finish/aftertaste that I’m not really fond of. Body is light, carbonation high. Mouthfeel impression is that it is slightly lacking. Overall this is a slightly flawed saison, I’ve tasted worse but I’ve tasted a whole lot better too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (973) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle to shaker like glass Barnyard funk, hay, horse blanket, and nondescript fruit. Clear, light amber, with a thin white head. Taste is citrus, pepper, yeast, and a little oak.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (838) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Amber pour pretty good yellowy head. Very fruity aroma, cherries, bretta, pepper. Flavor is more savory, briny. Beer is not sweet, but also watery. Hints at a dry finish but doesn’t quite pull it off.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (974) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours a hazy copper with a small white head and spotty lace. Aroma is zesty citrus, peppery, yeasty, and light fruity notes. Flavour is zesty citrus, pepper, spicy Belgian yeast, toasted malts, mild bitterness and a very light tartness. Nice sessionable saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Clear amber color. Hops, funk and yeast. scents. Light funk and yeast taste. palate is left refreshed with slight yeast residue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1313) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours slight hazy orange with little head and some stingy lacing. Nose is yeast, and kinda tart fruit. Notes of tart fruit, like green apples, some lemon, some peach maybe. Light sweet and almost no bitterness. Light body, watery mouthfeel with some acidic bit in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1226) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a hazy golden orangish amber with a small amount of white lace. Aroma of citrusy yeast, pepper, spicy malts and some fruity esters hidden in the back. Taste is spicy Belgian yeast, pepper, slightly tart fruits, sweet apricot and toasted malts. Finishes semi dry with a moderate carbonation level. Refreshing saison.


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