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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScipioA (369) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours a slightly hazed gold with a large off-white head that sticks around as long as the beer does. Smells like all sorts of tasty Belgian yeast byproducts along with bread spices. Sadly this doesn’t come together perfectly when when you actually drink it. There’s an intensely herbal and bitter flavor from both the yeast and the hops, none of the soft subtle flavors you’d want in either a good saison or a dry-hopped ipa. On the plus side there is a subtle citrus hop presence, and the aftertaste is spicy saision. Frothy mouthfeel is nice, but it just doesn’t taste good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2718) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Light hoppy crisp drinkable saison. Really simple charming and great. This brewer is killing it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Gathering ] @ ABCBeers, Korte Koediefstraat 5, The Hague, Netherlands 2511CE.

[ As Enlightenment Illumination Farmhouse IPA ].
Unclear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, grass, moderate to heavy yeasty, saison yeast, funky notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, saison yeast, funky notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140925]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1354) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared at pre-BBF’14 tating at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Pours light yellow. Nose of saison yeast, some brett as well. Light body, slight bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
10 karat brew with ample carbonation and a nice ivory cap. Hay, grassiness, lemony funk, bright citrus, and yeast. Medium mouthfeel. Refreshing for a hot Arizona summer day but nothing that I’d feel the need to return to.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4411) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at pre-borefts tasting . Thnx to Dan for trading me this one . Pours fuzzy blonde, big white head . Smell is sweet, funky . Taste is bitter , funky , brett , oak , bitter . OK

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (6225) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
bottle shared @ Pre Borefts tasting Thin white head. Cloudy blond pour. A decent saison.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4483) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Poured hazy light yellow with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and light saison yeast. Light body, flavour is lightly sweet, medium saison yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
750ml, batch 15, bottle pours a hazy orange with some clumpy, lacing white head. Nose has a fair amount of soap, orange peel, some dusty hay, a little old couch. Flavor is soapy, astringent citrus peel, straw, a little herbal tea. Tannic, astringent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1640) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2014
750 ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow/gold with a bubbly 2 finger head that doesn’t want to settle down for a while. Funky aroma with a lot going on. You got typical IPA scents of citrus and grass, then some yeast, then some nice barnyard funk. Flavor is fruity, but not really citrus, more like white fruits. Pears and apples. Some lemon zest in here too. Secondary spice, white pepper? Still with some funkiness. Light bodied with aggressive carbonation. Easy to drink and fun.


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