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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4006) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Tap at Fresh Craft, Denver. Poured a clear light amber with a round white head. The aroma is apple acidic. The flavour is medium to strong sour with a big apple clove spicy palate. Very drinkable!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On draft at Fresh Craft in Denver. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Peppery aroma. Flavors of white pepper, coriander and tart green apples. Moderate carbonation. Smooth tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4750) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Draft sampled at Fresh Craft, Denver. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Aroma of apples, peppery saison yeast, candy, lemon and coriander. Flavour is light sweet and moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer has a very clear straw color to it, very little head to the pour and almost no lacing. The beer hits you with a heavy spicey scent instantly, corriander, nutmeg, mild lemon zest and a hint of sour apple on the back end. The taste is decent with a decent blend of spices and bitter apple. The mouthfeel is okay with some crispness to it, spicey and mildly bitter. Overall, this beer was a different twist to a saison but nothing overly special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Sampled at a recent tasting. This one was a little too dry for my liking, especially on a saison. The aroma reminded me of apple bubble gum, which I don’t really care for. Decent but nothing great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2013
22oz bottle pours a cloudy yellow with an off white head. Sour apple aroma. Spicy floral apple taste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (1607) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Refrigerated brown bomber 8.1% abv poured into a white wine glass. Pours pale yellow. Aroma is light slightly tart yeast, light body, low carbonation, and medium lacing. Taste is yeast, slight tartness, some spice grains of paradise/coriander, and a bit dry. Completely not worth it, needs more flavor, more apple, more tartness, just too plain.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Looks a lot like apple juice. Aroma is spice with some lemon zest. Some minor apple notes. A nice spicey and tasty brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Release #25. Hazy yellow with a clean white head. Aroma of spice, (coriander and ginger stand out) yeast, and lemon. Flavor is sweet up front with lemon and some tart apple, the spice profile is diverse with a ginger kick, coriander, and cinnamon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (105) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Light straw color and well filtered. Citrus, biscuit, cider, Belgian yeast. Not overwhelmed with spices or sweet malt so the sour apple shows through. Tart green apples combine with the yeast for a light crisp finish. Nice summer-style saison.


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