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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sweet, yet dry and tart, apples spiced with coriander, grains of paradise, anise, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger. There is no wrong way to enjoy this Saison Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale!
Hops: Saaz, Tettnang
IBU’s ~16
Release #1 - 7.8% abv…. Release #10 - 7.6% abv
Release #2 - 7.6% abv…. Release #11 - 8.0% abv
Release #3 - 8.0% abv…. Release #12 - 8.4% abv
Release #4 - 8.2% abv…. Release #13 - 8.6% abv
Release #5 - 8.5% abv…. Release #14 - 8.8% abv
Release #6 - 7.8% abv…. Release #15 - 8.4% abv
Release #7 - 6.7% abv…. Release #16 - 8.5% abv
Release #8 - 8.1% abv
Release #9 - 8.1% abv


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zeke626 (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle, Release #8 (8.1% ABV). Pours a bubbly, clear, yellow-gold body with a quickly dissapating , fluffy white head. Typical saison aroma with some belgian yeast and clove aromas along with a faint green apple scent. The green apple is stronger in the flavor, near the front of the palate then turns to bread/yeast flavors. Light and effervescent, although somewhat sticky initially. Slightly bitter and metallic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
22oz bottle-shared by PatrickL-pours hazy straw with a big offwhite head. Aroma is tart/tannin, apple skin, nail polish remover. Taste is tart/tannin, apple skin with some sweetness, yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Decent Saison, very tart. Nose has some good apple to it and there’s plenty again in the back of the palate. Points for being creative. Loses a little due to over-carbonation and my distaste for stuffing fruit in to an already good beer. Interesting though, I would recommend trying once.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1527) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Release #6. Mine says 7.8% ABV. A hazy pale straw pour with a smallish off-white head. A moderately yeasty/funky aroma of sour lemons, citrus rinds, Granny Smith apples, candied sugar, nutmeg, cloves, coriander, mint, and some bananas. Goes down thin, crisp, and very effervescent. Candied sugar and tart green apples upfront taste-wise. Sour lemons and bitter citrus rinds at the end. Nutmeg, cloves, coriander, and ginger throughout. Wheaty and grainy. Maybe the ginger was a bit much or it was just over-spiced as a whole, but this just didn’t quite work.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3581) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a lot of carbonation and a thick, fizzy white head. Aroma of tart fruit, banana, lemon, bready malt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves. Flavor is slightly tart up front with lots of fruit and malty notes with a sharper tartness in the finish plus mostly yeasty and bready notes. Mild to moderate spices. The whole "sour apple" bit is rather subtle, but this is definitely on the more sour side of saisons. Tasty though! 7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (986) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Thanks to whoever brought this one to Ffej of July IX A - Pours straw yellow with a bright white one finger tall head leaving light lacing down the glass. S - Smells of your typical saison but with a big sour apple infusion. Kind of smells like a funky apple pie. T - Starts off with a nice sour apple punch that fades very quickly into a mix of bright spices and dulled funk. The flavors are good but they all fade quite quickly. The finish is a mix of dryness and light funk, lingering for a short period of time. M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. O - Not bad by any means but it never really blew me away either. I like the combo of apples and saison tho and with a little bit of tweaking I think this one might be a winner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3381) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle from Sledutah - Secret Santa 2011. Release #3. Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with huge white head. Funky wheat and yeast aromas. Tart green apple and wheat flavors with some dough. Medium body with effervescent carbonation. Thanks Craig.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agl108 (961) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On draft at the Thirsty Monk, Asheville. Poured a hazy peach with little sign of carbonation. Flavor of dry, sweet apples. Bready.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: August 20, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: opaque yellow, fine white head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: spicy malt aroma, touch of sweet green apple
Flavor: big apple flavor, starts of sweet before taking a big tart turn, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bomber from Brewforia. Pours light dishwater gold with a foamy white head. Smells like ginger/clove over some green apple skin. Near med body. Flavor is sort of like the aroma, but perhaps more so. There’s a lot going on here. There is no escaping the ginger and the apple, but all in all it’s sort of saison.


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