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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB (456) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle, courtesy of SamGamgee. Light golden - yellow with a nice sized white head. Nose is somewhat complex; lots of stuff going on there, lemon, white wine, pepper, mixed in with that Belgian earthiness. Taste is spicy and bitter, a nice blend with a kind of abrupt finish. Overall a great interpretation of this style.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (611) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2015 Bottle purchased at Krisp/Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego. Consumed in random hotel provided glass. Light golden color. Minimal head. Aroma of coriander and spices with some grassy and earthy elements. Taste is in the vein of a very solid saison. Little bit of lemony citrus and a spicy quality. Bitterness coming through towards the end of the sip. Drying mouthfeel. Pretty decent saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (607) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
22oz Bottle. Light gold with white head. Floral spice nose. Fresh and crisp some spice Good balance. Some yeast. Finish is good but not great. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (126) - - MAY 25, 2015
22 oz bottle at the Sofia hotel. Clear yellow with minimal white head. Citrus grain aroma. Light body. Lemon dry grain. Carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (305) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Aroma is lemon, apricot, grapefruit, belgian-y. Appearance is dark yellow, with a bit of haze, enormous frothy off white head that retains well. Taste is lemon grapefruit, belgian, spiciness, apple, apricot. Bitterness present but leaning a bit toward maltiness. Palate is almost medium, initially lays on the tongue a bit then the flavor disappears and becomes watery. Bitterness crisps it up a bit. Overall not bad, but for the price there are much better Saisons IMO.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gatorfan84 (20) - - MAY 24, 2015
Overall a great saison. Light and crisp. It was a little over carbonated which gave it a wine/champagne taste but it wasn’t over powering. It was a nice light refreshing drink.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (783) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2015
Cloudy lemon straw pour which is a little underwhelming. However fresh and vibrant on the palate and what I do like is the dryness on the finish that just lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8285) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Draught at the Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA.
Clear yellow colour with a small white head. Citrus, herbal notes, dryness, mild maltiness and mild white wine in the aroma. Sweet malt, fruits, mild spices and herbal notes in the flavour. Soft carbonation. Thin.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1623) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Tasted on draft at 2015 St. Louis Microfest in a willi becher glass. It poured a clear yellow colour with sudsy white foam and lasting lace. Husky whole-grains, black pepper, clove, earthy, woodsy, hints of wildflower honey, banana, bubble gum. Subtle yogurty tartness, not quite sour. Light body and strong carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shanebrews (217) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
This was a really underwhelming saisson. The appearance was pale yellow and rather clear, suggesting this may be filtered. The aroma is quite like West Coast pale ale more than a saisson. There is too much hop and not enough spice and the body is too thin to support this dynamic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (817) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 6, 2015
650 ml, bottled 06/20/14, shared by Werckmeister, thanks a lot for this gem!
Deep golden, clear body, with a big, frothy, white head.
Aroma of Aroma of yeast, citrus, orange, lemongrass, apples, some ripe fruits, some spices.
Tastes of lemon zest, apples, lemongrass, spices, pine needles, pepper, some ripe fruits, some candy.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes dry, bitter, zesty, a bit sour, piney, fruity.

Tasty. A really clean, fresh, perfectly balanced Saison, that isn’t the most unique maybe, but very true to the style. Complex and easy drinkable at the same time.


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