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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The beer you are holding is unique. A special strain of yeast and a warm fermentation produces a beer of exceptional flavor and aroma. An extended secondary maturation and bottle conditioning ensures all these unique qualities are preserved and evolve over time. Serve at 50°F in a tulip glass.

What to expect
This tawny orange beer pours with a rocky white head. Aromas of passion fruit, tangerine, and black pepper hit the nose. Flavor is a cascade of orange, lemon verbena, ginger and pepper. And in a second it is gone, finishing with a dry and lingering bitterness that awaits another sip.

Cellaring Information
Store upright in a dark dry place at cellar temperature (ideally at 50 degree). Cellar limit is 2 years.

Ingredients
* Organic German Pilsner Malt
* Organic American Pilsner Malt
* Organic German Munich II Malt
* Organic German Pale Wheat Malt
* Organic German Opal
* French Saison Yeast

Finished Result
* 1.058 original gravity
* 1.006 final gravity
* 25 IBU
* 4 SRM
* 6.8% ALC/VOL


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike. The beer is hazy and light orange colored with a half inch of white head. Typical aromas of grass, citrus, yeast, light spice. The flavor offers some mint and herbal notes, with everything coming together nicely. Not upper tier, but an enjoyable beer nonetheless. Light bodied with a pleasant aftertaste. Pretty good. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-15-2012

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16082) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle shared at Craft by Jack. Thanks. Hazy pale gold. Bit soapy. Bit lemony. Bit like a wheaty lemon squash

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co. - Clerkenwell, London. Many thanks to Jack! Pours foggy yellow with a large, white foam head. Nose holds lots of dough malts, some dry grass, lemon, mellow funk, barnyard. Medium sweet flavor with some dry biscuits, light lemon, dough, mellow yeast. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet finish, tons of doughy malts, mild yeast, lemon, bread, faint dry grass. Decent balance. Very drinkable stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1163) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle poured a hazy gold w/ a large frothy white slowly diminishing head and good lacing. Medium aromas of yeast, banana, citrus and pepper. Initial light acidic flavor with a peppery light acidic finish of moderate duration. The taste is musty white grape, faint farmyard, tangerine, orange peel. Delicate, soft sweet flavors w/ a heavy peppery backend. Light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation and light alcohol feel in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6421) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from Mr. B’s. The pour’s medium gold with a big, fluffy white head. The nose is saison yeast, some banana, citrus and general spice. The taste is musty white grape, farmyard, some marshmallow dust and orange peel. Delicate, soft sweet flavors. Silky mouthfeel. Light body, active carbonation. Overall, a very nice saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2012
Tap sample. Slightly hazy yellow, nice white head with lace. Earthy hops aroma, some citrus, mold, hay, grass, faint lime and mellow spice. Sweet citrus flavor, lo-med bitterness, wheat tang. Dry, medium body, refreshing and balanced. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (791) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On draft at brewery: pours hazy pale golden, white bubbly head that persists. Inviting for sure. Nose is tangerine,lemon citrus, yeast, white pepper. Distinct orange flavor, bready malts and some peppery yeast notes. Soft and pleasant with a brief dry finish. Session beer for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
750ml bottle purchased at Mile High Wine and Spirits for $10.99. This was orange and looked like a saison to me. Smells spicy, pretty much spot on. The flavor is nice, pepper, citrus, reminds me of Saison Dupont but therein lies the problem. This beer costs a couple dollars more than dupont or Hennepin so it would be hard to justify buying this again when I want a saison. Overall, this was a great example of the style and I’d like to try the cherry version soon. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-04-2011 05:03:14

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3662) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2012
On tap at Mayor of Old Town. Pour is golden orange with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Biscuit, pepper, tang, lemon peel, light clove, banana, straw, and orange peel in the aroma. Taste is highly spicy, white pepper, clove, banana, straw, biscuit, and lemon peel with a lingering spicy finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Well-balanced, crisp, dry, and refreshing. Really well-crafted saison. Well-done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (2864) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a golden color with white head. Citrus, malty, orange flavors. Awesome beer.


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