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RATINGS: 300   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5278) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhamp9 (1035) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Clear gold pour with a thin white head that fades to a thin ring. Really nice green apple aroma with light funk and spice. Taste is heavier on the pie spices with a bit of tart apple and barnyard. Light body. Crisp and refreshing. Pretty good but spice is a bit heavy handed for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3627) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Green gold. Little head. Sour, like brett aroma with lots of oak amd a faint sweetness. Tart, woody dry flavor.with some apple peel and cinnamon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2170) - 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 (732) - 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 (1856) - 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.


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