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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle from release #3. Pours with a light haze and voracious carbonation. Medium golden-yellow hued body. Very large and lasting white head that leaves great lace. Aromas are strongly herbal and spicy. Slightly green aroma. Sage and coriander. Peppery, phenolic, very spicy and herbaceous, tobacco, light lemon zest, peppery. Medium pear esters, light tropical fruit/mango. Dry finish. Flavors are oddly tropical, lemon verbena, sage, rosemary, pineapple, peppery, lavender, coriander, pepper, mango and passionfruit. Lightly earthy hop character. Low malt and low sweetness, but some perceived sweetness from the esters. Very tasty. Lots of green sage and herbaceous qualities in the finish. Lively bubbles, medium to low bodied, dry, lightly warming. Spice prominent, but completely within reason. A pleasure to drink.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8113) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (927) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (1550) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Figured Iíd 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."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2657) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12514) - 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. Thatís a nice sage beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2148) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from Samís 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (622) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3711) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2014
650 ml. Lightly hazy golden with a sticky quarter inch of lasting meringue on top. Grape must, earthy peppery spice and honey on the nose. Taste identifies the peppery earthy spice as sage, but doesnít overwhelm. Thereís enough cheesy funk, white wine grape must, peach and lemon-honey hard candy to balance from several directions. Some wheaty tropical bubblegum in the long finish. Medium body has high carbonation that sometimes gets a bit out of control, but itís a necessary evil in this style. Nice balance that overall leans to the dry side.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2764) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2014
10 oz at the brewery. Pours hazy gold with a tall white head and spotty lacing. This is one of Epicís most balanced Belgian offerings. The aroma is dry and yeasty without being overdone. Sage is there to make it savory but it doesnít become strong. The palate is pretty full. Nice complex flavor with cloves, assorted fruit and peppers. The sage is perfectly done. It adds a great dimension to the spicy profile. The finish is clean and dry.


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