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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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An Imperial Saison style. Saison is French for "season", and is typically a summer beer. It’s a style open to interpretation. Our version is fermented with yeast from a small French Farmhouse brewery. Fruity, spicy, hoppy, and very refreshing. ABV= 7% IBU’s= 80


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Pours an expected straw yellow with medium white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, decent hops, and slight tart fruit. Flavor matches well, but is quite a bit more hearty than most saisons. Additional slight sweetness, spices, and a bit more hoppy than I was expecting also. Although it was refreshing, it wasn’t quite as much as I was expecting, but that’s not a bad thing. Very nice, wonder if an imperial saison category might be coming soon!


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
In short: A semi-wild uber-hoppy big body Saison that manages to remains very dry. Excellent
How: Hand-bottle. Consumed fresh the day after I received it. Courtesy of my not-so-secret-santa. Thanks D…
The look: Almost clear golden body topped by a short-lived off-white head. Although the “short-lived” is probably due to the fact that I’m drinking a hand-bottle.
In long: Nose is unmistakably Saison mixing barnyard, dry countryside wild flowers, dusty attic and some fruity esters. Taste is rather dry. I can feel the cereals, I can detect a little sugary sweetness but overall all this dominated by a dry sandy/dusty yeast character that is reminiscent of sand-paper. And the hops!! Oh man, they didn’t go easy on the hops!! Sharp bitterness with a flavour of dry flowers, tree bark, dry oranges and more. A wonderful Stimulus that doesn’t involve a chick or a farm animal licking my private parts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2009
On tap: The aroma consists of banana, yeast, fruit, oranges, and spice. It’s a transparent golden-amber with a small white head. The flavor starts with banana, yeast, and oranges. The finish is citrusy with light hoppiness, a hint of tartness, and faint spiciness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Picked up a growler of this today. pour a cloudy deep golden with a white head. aroma wheat, hops, light fruits. flavor fruity with some nice sweetness, ginger, hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Growler courtesy of dmschefke. Smells of dry malt, spicy, some fruity hints, ginger. Tastes of dry malt, some bitter hints, spice. Enjoyable, but not a saison, and more bitter than I’d like.


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