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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Brewed for Bierproeflokaal In de Wildemanís 25th Anniversary. This brand new brew is an unfiltered American IPA hopped with Citra and fermented with Saison yeast.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1810) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Unfiltered hazy gold with 2" of white head. Aroma is very saison with ginger, clove and a bit of sulfur over top of a mild hop buzz. Taste is that, plus a rather lemony hop note right off the bat, and pithy bitterness and graham crackery malt into the finish. $3/12oz

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4198) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Very nice floral aroma and attractive presentation in the glass, coudy pale beer with a rocky head. First taste is freshly bitter. Really shows its alky content. Volatile finish, almost. Dull citrus unsweetened blast.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 6, 2012
a nice citrus aroma. the nice light flavors that a saison should have with a nice light hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2507) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with lots of active carbonation, but a head that dies down from fairly massive to a thin film in short order, leaving suds sticking to the side of the glass. Aromas are mostly spicy, with a little edge of oranges, honey and grass. Flavor is an interesting mix... kind of peppery and sweet... like a honey orange glaze with white pepper thrown in or something. I would never go so far as to put "IPA" on the label if this were my beer, but itís pretty decent for an "Americanized" Saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Musty lemon, coriander and malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with giant white head. Musty-sweet lemon malt, coriander and orange peel hops flavor. Didnít know how this would work out but was very nice - tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2012
I really enjoyed this beer. Great balance, super tasty, quite refreshing, must revisit. Impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2012
355ml bottle (Hilpea Haukki, Helsinki)
Rich hayey orange, small tight off-white head. Wohhhh, totally authentic saison aroma, this really could come from belgium. Lovely dry noble hops, bready grains. Super crisp palate, dry to the n-th degree, again. Alas, thereís frequent wafts of alcohol. Itís so dry that the alcohol stands out. Previous stringer beers hid it behind sugar, Better than your average saison. And that includes many a Belgian. If it wasnít for the alcohol this would be a stunner. Itís farmhousey, yest, but not in an eco way, or a funky way, or a sweaty horse way, or a pooey way. This is a classy brew. One of the few American beers thatís actually emulated the original stye very well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.. Pleasantly Surprised by the Belgium yeast aroma with some spice hints! Good carbonation, grassy and funky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle. Light golden with relentless big white head. Belgian yeast yeas comes through pretty hard on the aroma but the spiciness and fruity eaters work well with the citrusy American hops. Taste is the same, light spicy yeast with some citrus and a slightly herbal edge. Very foamy in the mouth. Nice bitter finish. Quite nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (762) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
Tap @ "In De Wildeman" Pour hazy yellow, with a small white and slightly creamy head. Aroma has plenty of apricot, tropical fruits, pine, slight grass and a little bit of honey. Taste is pretty bitter up front, with some slight sour notes. Medium bodied, with a rather fizzy carb.


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