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RATINGS: 311   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


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1180) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Clear golden pour with a very creamy frothy white head. Definitely get the sour apple combined with typical saison aromas of pepper, honey, biscuit. Interesting palate. Slightly tart from the apple. Saison characteristics are subdued. Slightly watery. Interesting, but I wish the flavor was stronger on the saison, to balance the sour apple.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydslip (182) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pale golden beer with a medium fizzy bright white head. Sweet-sour nose of cotton candy, citrus, and yeast. Flavor is crisp with a tart apple bite that gives way to layers of sour yeast with spices like clove and black pepper. With fizzy effervescence, this is pretty refreshing, but is lacking some of the characteristics of beer, most noticeably anything resembling hop flavor. Decent though.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
basically sour apple juice. really not much else to it but that. good stuff though.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
malrubius (1768) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2014
From old notes -- bottle at tasting -- pale golden with flat head. Tart apple aroma. Tart apple grainy dry with dry finish. ok

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie probably would not like. C. Cv. V. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jur (326) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Draught @ Flying Saucer, Addison. Clear straw yellow, no head. Hard candy nose. Not so sour, these apples. Saison with lots of hard candy. Meh...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"wish list item that did not disappoint. if they toned down the alcohol just a little on this (it wasn’t hot at all but the body was bigger than most traditional saisons) this could be a prototype for the style. Earthy, dusty, light funk and barn, tart and slightly sweet apple. Very complex and quite tasty. Will buy again."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap at Colorado Brewers Fest in July. Appearance: finger of white head, straw yellow color, clear. Aroma: apple, floral, pine. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, light dry finish, light bitter on finish, thin texture. Taste: sweet apple and malt into a floral bitterness. Very light sour in middle (maybe?). Overall, was expecting some more sourness, but really it was very minimal. Good and drinkable, but nothing to write home about.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1149) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a touch of green; the head is extremely lacy and sticky, large-grained, and a creamy off-white. Nose is apples, coriander, nutmeg, and what I can only describe as the air before it rains. Weird. Anyway...on the tongue, it’s recognizably saison, but with a green apple and apple peel tartness and bitterness to it. The spices are more prevalent in the mid-palate; I can really pick up the nutmeg and anise. Finish is long, dry, and bitter, but still fruity. Really nice, complex, and definitely a step outside the norm.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is a fresh pear with some saison sweetness tucked in there. Appearance is a slightly hazy gold with a white head. Taste is of fresh fruit, more apple than pear in flavor. the saison is present through out. Palate is saison yeast with a sharpness left on the roof of the mouth. Overall, a good take on saisons. Would be refreshing after a hot day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1808) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
A nice beer. Pours a pretty golden. Aromas of sour apple(duh) and some Belgian candy. Flavors are more complex. Granny Smith apples, spice, and hops round everything out.


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