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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2826) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Poured about 20 degree warm according to recommended, leftovers from the tasting. So probably nothing more I could say than the commercial description. Nice overall. Good amounts of barn yard earthy funk. Clean palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Unclear yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of hay, lemons, barnyard funk and all the usual saison suspects. Flavor is the same and ends dry. Not bad, very simple saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4277) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
I really enjoyed this one. Had a noticeable acidity to it. Notes of spice and citrus zest with a definitive peppery quality. Dry and light bodied with a high carbonation. Very nice

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
nbair (2) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
Decent brew. Has a lot of hype, really nothing crazy. Thought it was a bit too fruit flavored off the start. could get drunk off it tho

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2993) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, Brooklyn, 2012. The aroma is hay, leather, plastic. The appearance is hazy gold, white head. The flavor is manure, hay, horseblanket, like taking a deep breath at the ripest farmhouse. The finish is spicy, peppery. Interesting beer, not bad overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4605) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Thanks to Jason for sharing this one. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is light malt, some citrus, some pepper, and some light funk. Flavor is similar- light malt, light citrus, some funk, and just a lovely, well-made and very sippable saison. Light to medium and body and very nice overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
750ml bottle that my sister-in-law brought back from Denver, thanks Alyssa! Pours a hazy, deeper gold, light orange tinted body with a big, three finger-width, foamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, sticky lacing. Aroma is yeasty with soft, grainy pale malts giving off a very light bready sweetness along with a good amount of pepper and dry grass. Some fruits come out more as this warms with a light pear and some citruses with barely a hint of tartness. Flavor is similar with a bit more of a distinct fruit tartness up front. Pear and citrus lemons with lots of spicy yeast and pepper along with a grainy, slightly bready pale malt backing. Pale malts remain smooth throughout with just a touch of sweetness along with a light herbal hop spice. Finishes dry and lightly bitter with lots of yeast as well as some pepper, grass, and fruit with a light tartness balanced nicely with a light, bready pale malt. Lengthy aftertaste following a lighter body with a soft, but lively carbonation. Overall, a really solid saison. Very yeasty with some pepper, a light hop, and fruits with a touch of tartness, but really easy drinking with a soft, grainy pale malt backing with a light sweetness. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 23, 2012
Utterly delicious take on Saison. Cloudy gold with an orange tint. Dried herbs on the nose which one could sniff all day. Medium bodies with balanced savory and tart flavors accentuated by lively carbonation. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (773) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
750 ml. bottle picked up at Pringle’s in Fort Collins. Spicy Saison aroma coming off a deeply hazy tangerine yellow body with a soapy white head that’s explosively effervescent. Coriander and pepper spices with citrus overtones followed by a slightly vegetal green pepper taste in the back that’s really nice. Bone dry and palate cleansing yet with a medium body with bready malt undertones. Finishes like it starts with spice and earthy funk.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
Average saison, flowery, Brett funk. Slight citrus. Easy drinking. In this day and age, I want something in my saison that I can identify. this is good and smooth, and not that I want to take away form it, but i’d like something to stand out and remind me of the beer i’m drinking when it comes to such a subtle style.


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