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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Batch #22 8.1% ABV. Sampled on 4/12/2013. This saison pours a light to medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Large to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, spicy and floral with a definite sour apple aroma as well. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are spicy and floral. Lively carbonation. Spicy and floral, with a very definite sour apple flavor with some hop bite at the finish. Crisp, clean and dry. The fruit adds a interesting flavor component to this beer, although it gets kind of cider like as it warms. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and slightly tart.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (325) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
Very ginger aroma. Appears like very bubbly applejuice. Very juicy bright peachy ginger flavor, crisp, with a touch of hay bitterness. Small bubble fizz palate. A standout saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (571) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap. Bubbly. Not much head. Clearish dark gold. Apple cider nose. Nice spotty lacing. Very apple ciderish quality with very mild notes of ginger and cardamom and nutmeg.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2951) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle at the brewery. Pours almost clear gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like green apples, light yeast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like light yeast, green apple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1268) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle shared with Cindy and Alex. Snifter pour was murky wheat colored with a small white head. Aroma was slight apples with cinnamon. Smelled like an apple cobbler. Taste was some green apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Very dry all the way through. Light body, moderate carb. I thought it was alright.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerRenter76 (25) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Lots of bubblegum in the aroma with cinnamon and other spices, not much apple though. Slightly murky, mid yellow body with a thin white ring. Flavor leans heavily towards the nutmeg, cinnamon with a touch of apple on the back side. Unusual for a saison, cant say that i care for it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Well, not exactly excited about this but I’ll give it a go .. . Gold .. Lots of white foam .. Sickeningly sweet stuff, green apple and sugar booze .. . Just a mess .. . . Hey water monkey! Fill me up!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2087) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Not so much sour as just green apple tart. Delicate balance of numerous spices lingers in the background.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6181) - 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

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
airrick2003 (629) - 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


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