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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our interpretation of the rustic Wallonian Saison style is a harmonious blend of rustic grains, spicy yeast and unique sauvignon blanc tones. Inviting lemon grass and gooseberry meet peppery spice and fresh grain aromas. Spicy Belgian yeast create a complex yet dry and refreshing canvas with splashes of citrus and stone fruit with a bright tropical white wine finish. Hop bitterness is assertive yet harmonious rounding out slightly tart and refreshing.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Hazy yellow color on the pour. White head that dissipated very quickly. Aroma isnít the best; banana, touch of clove, and unfortunately, some kind of medicinal, almost vegetable smell. Taste is much better. No veggies, but a light pepper flavor, some citrus, clove. Average body that doesnít really pop. Overall Iím a little let down by this beer, but itís not too bad. Would probably pass on purchasing again, even at the $6.19 price I got the bomber for.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (4943) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass golden yellow, small head. Malty smokey aroma. Starts fine malty-fruity, notes of peaches and apricot, mild sweetish. Well balanced finish, soft-malty. Nice!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (1708) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Table & Vine. Hazy bright yellow gold with flat head (a little too cold perhaps) and lace. Fresh lemon pastry aroma with some grassy hints. fresh mild tropical fruit white wine with medium citrus rind and peppery spciy bitter dry finish. Light and lively body. Wicked excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1715) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bomber. Fantastic. Simply fantastic. I would drink this all summer if I could. Brilliant representation of a classic full bodied barnyard driven saison. DANK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Ontape ! Pours a hazy yellow golden color with three fingers of fizzy white foam. Nose is a mix of floral honey, citrus, clay, grass and some fruity straw. Palate follows the nose with a lot of sweet fruit, a touch heavy on the honeyed roundness midpalate, bright grassy citrus pith lingers with peppery yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1711) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Sample from bomber, thanks brenn79. Aroma is earthy, peppery, spicy. Pours hazy golden with a large white soapy head with excellent retention. Taste is the same as the aroma. Highly carbonated, but not the extreme champagne explosion found in a lot of these beers. Good Saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bevo Liberty Station bottle. This is really a true-to-form saison with just a little hop influence to Americanize it. You could easily drink the entire 22oz quickly. Now thatís good saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Gold pour, light haze, big white head. Some retention/lace. Aroma of estery yeast, grassy/citrus hop, lemongrass, grain. Taste is lightly bitter, grassy, citrus, ester, grain. Palate is soft, slick, light bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4890) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bomber bottled 06/20/14. Pours hazy but ultra-pale yellow, almost clear, with a very large and dense off-white head. Nose is heavy saison yeast, peppery with strong floral character, seemingly sweet and rustic, spicy. Taste brings out the lemon and lemon grass but those are buried under heavy spice, heavy pepper, wheat, heavy tangy berry - gooseberry, yes, but also kiwi and sea buckthorn, and perhaps lingon. Scratchy and spicy finish, dries out with a clean white wine finish, very winy, a little bit numbing but this time toward the front of the tongue. Very tangy/tart with light-medium bitterness. Fullish body and a lot to take in, probably too much for any measure of drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (149) - ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear light yellow with medium white head. Floral aroma, somewhat skunky, cheesy, hoppy, yeasty, winy, sweet, lemon. Complex flavor, wheat, yeasty, a bit spicy, light hoppy, floral, winy, well balanced. Lively carbonation. Light to medium body. sweet-bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (284) - Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
A frothy 1.5" white head slowly dissipates leaving loosely scattered dots of lace all around over a chartreuse body with light haze

Big notes of white wine with underlying funky earth, light floral characteristics, peppery sweetness, rounding melon notes which build with warmth, very clean and refined, a variety of odd accents come to mind at cooler temps transforming through mustard, cedar, and fingernail polish, all very subtle, on a tight, silky medium body with controlled, active, round carbonation leading to a white pepper laced white wine finish with accentuated rounding honeydew reaching out for several seconds, a light tacky-sweet banana residual builds

One of the cleanest saisons Iíve had, complex and enjoyable, with occasional off notes, would have loved to crack this open fresh, there seems to be an obvious sector for fresh juicy hops at the fore front which Iím missing, best at this age well into the fifties

22oz capped bomber bottled 06/19/14 14:40 served at 45į and warming into Orrefors Beer Taster



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