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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 isn’t 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 doesn’t really pop. Overall I’m a little let down by this beer, but it’s not too bad. Would probably pass on purchasing again, even at the $6.19 price I got the bomber for.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2407) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2015
cloves and pepper in the nose with a side of yeasty funk. Billowing head on a very clear pale pour. Lemony taste, thickens as it goes, and gets drier. My initial taste was ’meh’ then ’oh yeah’. Nice fruitiness at the end too, mostly ripe banana. Good. Very well balanced and put together.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1444) - Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2015
Appearance: slightly cloudy gold, with a creamy white head and good retention. Aroma: funky, with lemon rind, white pepper, damp socks (in a good way), some white grape juice and green apple skins. Taste: lemony, with some herbal and floral hop notes; there’s unripe banana, sweet pie crust, slightly sour tropical fruit; sweet, sour, and ever so slightly salty, with a bit of crackery funk, clove, lemon, and pineapple. Finish: good, refreshing palate; throat dries out at the end. Notes: Nice saison. Perfectly representative of the style when done right. Draught at Gilly’s in Rockville, Maryland.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1860) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2015
A sweet but lemony nose. In the mouth it has a lemon curd and pastry flavor. A pastry with a dusting of icing sugar too. It’s quite a sweet beer, but a drinkable beer. There is a hint of herbal hop throughout as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1369) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2015
bottle. clear golden pour with thin lasting head. carbonated. clove, banana, licorice, bubble gum aroma. grainy body, light and refreshing. citrus and spice with peppery finish. very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (603) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2015
Saison isn’t a style I’m in love with, but beers like this could change that. This pours a cloudy gold color with a tenacious, foamy head and a great deal of carbonation. The aroma has the Belgian/saison thing going on; breakfast fruits, bananas, citrus, plus dry wine notes and some twang from the hops. The flavor is all of that, but juicer and more tart through the middle than I had expected. Then the finish is bright and dry. Ommegang’s Glimmerglass had previously been my favorite saison, but I think this has the edge.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3911) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Rattle n Hum, NYC tap: Pours pale yellow with white head. Aroma is winy, a bit funky, peppery, and lemony. Taste is much the same. A bit dry in the end. Slight hops and sourness going on in there as well. Drank too quickly, but was enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjorninn (42) - - MAR 24, 2015
Flaska í saison smökkun 21. mars. Ljós, tćr. Greip og slatti af humlum í lyktinni. Meira greip og annar sítrus í bragđi. Dálítiđ stamur. Flaskan frá vori 2014, mögulega farin ađ dala.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Changed (369) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bomber. Pours piss yellow, white head, no lacing. Aroma is saison yeast, as typical. Flavor is the same, and with pepper, grass, and certainly a heavy white wine finish. Dry, biting finish. If you’re preparing for a wine, this won’t be a revelation-- otherwise, it might be a shock. Pretty well carbonated. Drinkable? Mostly... I quite enjoy this saison, though it may not be the most complex example of the genre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 17, 2015
22oz bottle pours clear pale straw gold with big 3 finger head. Nose and palate are a mix of light peppery yeast, soft grain spice, golden apple, and some lemony citrus. Finish is dry with some grassy lemon and has spice yellow apple grain and balanced subtle saison yeast. Quite nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (5605) - Utah, USA - MAR 15, 2015
22oz bottle picked up at Total Wine
Pours slightly cloudy straw golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of pit fruit, mild barnyard, yeast, pepper. Flavors of tropical fruit, grassy, pepper, spices, coriander, lemon with a dry finish
I really enjoyed this beer.


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