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RATINGS: 284   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 (1154) - 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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmanock (11) - - MAR 17, 2014
cereal, hay, citrus, cloudy, lightly bitter, light sweetness, medium sourness, light body, lively. definitely cider tartness and very refreshingly sprite and dry on the tongue. green apple flavor balances well with hay-like malt and almost no bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2152) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Poured from 22oz bottle, pours a light hazy gold with a thin bubbly white head, aroma is of a little bit of barnyard and funk with a hint of tart apple, flavor has some horse blanket and funk at first with a little bit of fruit in the finish, was hoping for a little more sour bite but still pretty nice, not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1394) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Tap at Dublin’s. Pale yellow pour. Nose of bubblegum, tart green apple candy, and yeast. Flavor is light green apple, powdery yeast, and light fruit esters. Lingering green apple, yeast. Fairly sweet. Overall a good level of apple flavor, but touch too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmsulliv (157) - - MAR 7, 2014
Bit sour but more sour malt than brett flavor. Pretty easy to drink light and crisp almost champagne like ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedaidai (15) - - 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 (476) - 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 (144) - 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 (67) - 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 (368) - 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 (2350) - 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.


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