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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This seasonal Saison is brewed with fresh herbs. The first whiff is that of a festive array of rosemary, thyme with a dominating profile leaning towards sage. This beautifully crafted farmhouse style Belgian beer is warm with herbal notes and backed with earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 19, 2014
One from Erin, thank you. Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden bronzed brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light speckled lacing glazing along the glass. The smell had a slight rustic earthy and floral content up front with a rounded out herbal and earthy slight yeastiness. I do get the sage but I had to let it warm up a lot. The first couple of times it only came off as just herbal. The taste was earthy sweet with a yeasty herbal quality that could be slightly construed as bready. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued but that was okay to me as it created a fairly nice smooth aspect about it. Overall, a sage saison, hey not bad, I could do this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6806) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a hazed gold with a finger of eggshell white head. Huge aroma on this one - sage, juniper, rosemary, thyme, hay, bready malts, berry fruits, and earth. The flavor is the same, but doesn’t quite pop at the same level. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a floral, spicy, botanical mouthfeel. Really interesting experiment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8656) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Sample at Daily Growler UA. Cloudy straw color with a medium thick foamy white head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Floral aroma with fruit and malt notes. Medium body with flavors of herbal yeast, sage and citrus. The finish is fruity and spicy with a mild hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1082) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
A great saison, very unique. Pours an ugly yellow. Smells of sage all around, some other herbs, and a bit of sweetness. Taste is crisp with more sage and herbs. Finishes dry. Had on tap at the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Figured I’d dig the herbal floral aspects of this beer, and I did, Lightly rustic, very herbal leaning heavily towards nostril and palate cleansing sage, like Nevada after a rain. Enjoyed."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2906) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at the Daily Growler, UA. Yellow-gold pour with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, herbal, pepper. Tastes are pepper, minty, sage, citrus peel, bread. Tinny metallic vibe. Overly spiced. Not for me. 6.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Hazy pale amber. Big sage aroma...dominating. Sweet front, dry finish, lots of sage, malts are a bit sticky, dash of fruitiness. That’s a nice sage beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2319) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Sage adds real character here, soft spiciness on top of a well bodied saison. Spiciness turns minty on the finish. Sage blends perfectly with saison throughout. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3524) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours golden with a thin white head. Has some nice lacing. Massive herbs and grass notes on the nose. Has some solid funkiness and hop notes on the nose. Finishes clean. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (653) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bomber. Cloudy yellow with a single finger of white head. The sage shows on smell, along with thyme (or rosemary?) and lots of Belgium yeastiness. Earthy. Complex, but not over done. Taste is equally herbal. Tangy. The year does a good job of pulling this beer to the center; not too bitter from the spices. Enjoyed.

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