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RATINGS: 298   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2169) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Release number 45. Poured a clear medium yellow with great lacing. Subtle apple notes across the palate. Very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma at first whiff is apples. Some spice and sugar follow. Flavor is a decent apple. It’s not overly sour but some green apples were used. Finish has more of a cinnamon and sugar with apple left on the tongue. More of a fruit beer than saison but this is a decent summer quencher. People not into beer would probably like this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (728) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
On Tap at Beercraft. 8.3%ABV. Not sure which release. Pours a pale yellow color without much of a head. Sour apple flavor and an apple bitterness that lingers.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (84) - - JUL 19, 2014
Pale yellow lightly cloudy. Not very carbonated. No head. Citrus and green apple aroma. Tastes more like a cider than a saison. Strange tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eberndt (173) - - JUL 5, 2014
On tap at 101 bottles of beer in Kent. Lots of spice flavor and a sour crisp finish. Wife liked it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BLADT (577) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle pour. Matte lemon color in glass. Nose has a sterile, cleaner things going on. Spruce and pine needles and citrus. Taste pulls through pine notes. Eggnog, nutmeg and apple cider. Uneven.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Draft at Water Street Grille. Bright golden beer with a definitive herbal aspect, even maybe a coriander tilt. The snappy green apple appeal doesn’t make its presence known until the tart finish. Super light, super puckery. Quite nice for a sunny day. (#5533, 6/1/2014)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1850) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2014
On tap at Beer Keyaki Spring 2014. A tart green apple aroma, tasty. A rich cloudy gold pour. Medium bodied, silky mouthfeel. The taste is sour, spicy, peppery, tangy apple. Good & refreshing. More apple than saison though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (3800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft - Tart and sour apple, with a bit of sweetness. Pale yellow with a thin white head. Light sour apple, some coriander and grass with a sweet yeasty finish. Dry and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1190) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle (Release #24) shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting, thanks Shaftie! Straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, citrus, apples, Tastes of wheat, apples, funk. Medium body with a dry finish.


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