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RATINGS: 315   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

ajnepple's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
22 oz bottle shared. Pours a pale golden color with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is fruit, apples and pears, earthy yeast, and herbs. Pretty light body with a thin texture. Flavor is apple juice, cider, yeast, herbs and spices. Sweet, dry and lightly tart. Smooth and easy to drink, I will have to revisit this one in the summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottsideleau (2) - Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
I was expecting more sour in this Sour Apple Saison, but it’s definitely more on the clean, dry ale side than expected. That said, it drinks cleanly for such a high ABV farmhouse ale. The apple flavor is subtle through the front with a finish and aftertaste reminiscent of a dry white wine. I would reach for this again in the summer vice the dead of a New England winter. Off to find the next big sour to make watching the snow fall easier on the eyes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6169) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
On tap. Hazy golden color with white head. Big cinnamon, allspice, vanilla, apple aromas. Medium body. Golden apple, cinnamon, allspice flavors with spicy yeast, and a pale malt base brew--___good

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
airrick2003 (585) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Appearance: this beer pours with a medium white head that settles into a very small head, the beer is very clear light yellow color Aroma: funky, spicy, possibly licorice, apple, potpourri, Taste: apple, fennel, sour, soft bitter finish, Palate: bitter and fennel aftertaste, average carbonation, lighter mouthfeel Overall: I can’t say I am a fan of these flavors the way they come together, this beer has a certain warmth to it, the fennel or licorice does not mix well with the alcohol or apple, don’t recommend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Pale pour, nice aroma. A lot of sour apple, and very sweet. Refreshing, but a little too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (186) - Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Aroma from bottle is sour, taste is sour but not overly intense, it is crisp light and clean, finish is slightly sweet and with a little bitter. Overall this is

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydslip (216) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1842) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
basically sour apple juice. really not much else to it but that. good stuff though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
malrubius (1930) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jur (410) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6280) - 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."

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