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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
A - Very cloudy golden yellow with a finger of frothy white head. Head faded down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace. S - Aroma is a mix of funkiness with some lemon, tart apple, and some spices. T - Starts off with some tart green apple flavor with some hay and lemon. Through the middle, some yeast, coriander, clove, and funk come through. The finish is a mix out tart green apple with some sourness, yeast, and some spices. M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. It is smooth with a nice tart and crisp finish. D - Very drinkable. Not as sour as expected, but the tartness does give the saison a nice extra kick.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6010) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
This poured a semi cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was a mixture of light grassy funk, apples, and dust. Flavor was somewhat cheesy, and apples, barnyard notes, and some grassy moldy hops, Eh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5324) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Golden in color, hazy with a thin white head. Light sour aroma with lingering fruit. The yeast flavor and aroma are light throughout. Nice drinkable sour ale. Nit too puckering. I am not much of a sour drinker nor saison so this was a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12544) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy pale yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas ofstraw, lemon, apple, yeast, earthiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, lemon, light apple, yeast and a hint of spice with a crisp lingering citrus finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zeke626 (458) - 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 (11854) - 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 (3633) - 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 (987) - 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.


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