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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A complex Belgian farmhouse ale brewed in honor of a lost beer legend, Walt Powell.

Saison de Walt is produced using a split fermentation with part taking place in a modern stainless steel fermenter with a Saison yeast strain, and part spending a couple of months in a wine barrel to be further conditioned by wild yeast strain Brettanomyces, lending a classic earthy, complex and sometimes almost smoky aroma and flavor. The two are then blended and Styrian Goldings hops, inspired by Walt’s favorite beer, Orval, are added. The Saison yeast produces a very dry beer with lightly fruity and peppery flavors which are enhanced by the addition of pink peppercorns in the brew kettle. This blends with the earthy Styrian Golding hops and barrel aged “wild” beer to make a subtle, yet complex ale that is light straw in color and very easy to drink. I hope every time we enjoy one we will be filled with fond memories and fun stories about the legendary inspiration behind it.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Tap at the brewpub May 2014 Pours bright lightly hazy yellow hue with a nice soapy white head and some sparse lacing. nose is very hoppy, lite musty notes, and a bit of brett. Reminds me of Tank 7 alot from Boulevard. has very similar characteristic to it. lost of hops on the flavors with some nice yeast quality and lite brett character. this is an awesome flavorful session saison on the utmost degree!!! next time im in this area, I will definately stop here again!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap at Flix Brewhouse. Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is a funky spice...honey and pepper? Taste is woody grapefruit with a sour finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (3786) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Tap at the pub. Pours a slightly hazy light golden color. Light ring of white carb. Dry aroma, slightly sour, dry Brett, some peppery zest. Flavor is funky, lightly tart, dry fruit tones that finish very dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap at Flix. Kinda hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is lemon, pepper, a little funk, grapefruit, and almost woody. Taste is dry, floral, almost woody, and some old citrus. Great finish. A good man.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 7, 2014
Golden yellow body and small lasting lacing. True saison farmhouse yeast, French in appeal, with just the right (Saaz?) hops and sweaty malts. Light warming alcohol, just very Aromatic and tasty yeast, light bitter, soft sweet ending. Very tasty, perfectly executed. A great saison from America? Surprise, it exists! (On tap at Flix Brewhouse)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Hardboiled. Gold with a white head. Nose is funky, light wine, grass, earth, light spice, and more funk. Easy palate, fresh cut grass, earth, earth, light yeast, lemon, and tart.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Yeast, lighter brett/funkiness, spices, wood, citrus, and toasty. Was also getting some vanilla in the tastes. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours blondish cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma brings the styrian hops and some sweet Belgian yeast. Flavor brings some light, crispy wheat like malts, peppery saison flavors, and a bit of buttery toffee notes. The hops are noticeable as well on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1574) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Tap at brewery..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is honey, musty, brett, funk, ...Taste is nice and clean, peach, brett,musty dry, funk..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Hazy golden with a white head. The aroma and flavor are great. I get a ton of brett notes as well as a good bit of peach and apricot notes. There is also a good deal of biscuit malt and yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice saison.


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