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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Release #17, bottled on 7/26/12. Poured into an Allagash chalice. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a bone-white frothy cap. Fair globs of lace cling to the glass. Sharp scent of spices - coriander, pepper, and a big wallop of apples. This is almost causing my nose to pucker a bit. Carbonation level is moderate, definitely not as spritzy as many in this style tend to be. Not complaining about that at all. Nice mellow finish. There’s enough boldness in flavor to keep this one going. On first sip there’s a big smack of herbs and spices. Coriander, lemon pepper, cinnamon, yeast. A lot going on here. But there is a nice puckering tartness to this as well. With my experience as of late, I thought the apple would be downplayed, but it is far from that. Sour green apples, lemons, limes - all make this nice and tart. It’s not the most enjoyable or flavorful, but it is sour. As this warms this characteristic develops and opens up even more., but I’m presented with another characteristic I don’t care for - nail polish remover. Near the end, this is dang near difficult to finish. I think this one drinks better on the cold side, but that’s just me. Interesting beer.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Pours clear golden with no head. Sweet and sour aromas, like a jolly rancher. Light spiced ale with a green apple juiciness. Notes: At the Salt Lake Brewery ’15

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZacM612 (519) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Draft at Claude Hoppers. Golden color, very little head. Apple and spices, tart finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2999) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2016
Aroma’s the best thing here with traditional saison characteristic and only a hint of the band aids to come. Flavor, on the other hand, isn’t so good. I can pick up the saison, but the apple corrupts it and creates the band aid- blech. Body is a touch on the thin side. Thankfully, the finish isn’t long.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a golden amber color with big fluffy head. Aromas of fruit, grass, yeast, and some dusty notes. Starts spicy effervescent, then to some grassy funky highlights...nice brett finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9481) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head. The aroma is strong apple skin, spice, yeast. Medium mouth, funky, grain, light apple flavor, lingering dry finish, very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Enjoyed with brother Bryan. poured from a bomber. Taste of a classic Saison Farmhouse ale with cereal and sour fuji apple. Smell of sweet sour apple candy. Nice rich yellow color partially cloudy with white frothy head that lingers. 9.0bry 9.35bd

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Funkatrocious (119) - - JAN 27, 2016
Pour from bottle. Light yellow with medium head. Sweet and bitter. Tastes like a dirty apple rind. Not into it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Release#64 abv 7.1%...This is somewhat tart - not sour, but a good balance between sweet - tart - spice - fruit. Refreshing and easy drinking...fairly reminiscent of apple cider.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Armineh (1) - Utah, USA - DEC 27, 2015 does not count
Very crisp and refreshing, color isn’t the best but super tasty and leaves a nice tart taste on your tounge. Overall really good beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Very cloudy yellow with a thin white head. A bit tart, apple and spice, some lemon as well. Nice and punchy.


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