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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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There may not be a more perfect summer ale. Sweet, yet dry and tart, apples spiced with coriander, grains of paradise, anise, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger. Whether enjoying ice cold under the hot June sun or pairing with a light dinner as the sunsets into the evening, there is no wrong way to enjoy this Saison Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale!
Grains: Pilsner, Apple juice, White Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats, and Acidulated Malt
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


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedaidai (21) - - FEB 25, 2014
I had a bottle of Release #27, 7.9% Nice, apple and saison yeast aroma. darker color than a cider or lager -- a little more caramelly in the color than a traditional alcoholic apple cider. Taste is very nice, dry and crisp with green apple flavor right on the front. Mouthfeel is very carbonated, and it helps as the flavor slides from raw green apple to traditional saison yeasts and maybe some coriander on the back end. Nice and light. Shame I bought this in February, this has summer beer written all over it! Definitely worth a second buy in my opinion, I love a good saison and green apple makes a much better compliment than I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (739) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
A strong aroma of apples for this light gold beer almost smells like a cider. A complex but light flavor. Apple and coriander but dose a really good job of having the typical saison flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltser85 (313) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Wow, think of a great saison made with apple, this is it. Sour apple, funk, pepper, but it all blends together! Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap. It smells and taste like a classic saisons with some slight sour apple hints. I really like the funky dust flavor associated with the style.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap at denver tap room. Pours a pale green-gold color. Aroma is tart apple, citrus. Flavor is apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, cooking spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2666) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle back from beer run. The apple is very prominent in the aroma and flavor and is actually pretty nice. Would be an incredible spring time beer. The yeast adds a bit of a pungent flavor but overall this is a pretty light and refreshing drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (539) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured as a taster at Denver tap room. apple aroma, spicy with notes of sour apple on the palate - crisp and refreshing

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Salmoniform (989) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Release 27 poured from bottle to glass. Crystal clear straw hue with very fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of esters, hay, yeast, grass, vinegar, apple, sugar, pepper, cloves. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium light body and high carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with CO2 sharpness in the finish. Overall, this is an so so saison that comes across as a bit artificial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oregon_butcher (60) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours very clear, very very light gold color. Explosive carbonation for not being bottle conditioned. Smells tart and very much of farmhouse funk. Taste is slightly tart, sweet. Lots of dry apple, smoke, clove flavor. Not bad but not my favorite sour saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (628) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Hazy, pale straw color with small, quick, off-white head. Aromas of oak/ chardonnay, butter, granny smith, lemon, bubble gum, barnyard... The flavor is apple, lemon, buttered toast... the finish is tart and just a bit toasty, adequate carbonation. This is a rich, flavorful saison, definitely showing apples flavors, but lacking some of the bolder saison characteristics. It reminds me a lot of chardonnay in the flavor, but not really wine-y as a whole, but I don’t like chard...


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