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RATINGS: 305   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (723) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Out of the bottle, it’s hazy, bright golden yellow in the sunlight. Tan-ish yellow head clings to the glass. Bright aromas of banana, apricot, syrupy fruit, also pungent hay and funk, black pepper, dough and malt. It’s an intense Saison, with a deep and rich malty bite, along with citrus twang and brightness. Fairly thick and full bodied as well. It holds up well at room temp. Tasty tasty if you’re a fan of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2336) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
750ml bottle courtesy of denverdiv. Thanks. Pours a cloudy dark yellow color with a monster fluffy white head that has fair retention and crazy lazing. The aroma is classic saison with lemons, spices, mums and earthy yeasts. The taste is also classic saison and is reminiscent of the duponts; many complex flavors at play here--I get lemons, pears, a bit of apple, salt, pepper, honey and some biscuit. The palate is silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long, but not dry, with lingering fruity yeasts. Overall: Wow, very pleasantly surprised by this one, perhaps the best American saison I have tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Foamy, light and very refreshingly spicey, a simple easy drinking light Saison, tasty

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Tap at the source. Pours hazy golden color with white head that lasts and leaves. Smells of esthers, clove, wheat, and banana. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Malty mouthfeel. Tastes of esthers, white grape, and slightly roasted malt. Finishes with mild lingering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1140) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange with medium white head. Smells lightly of spices with some funk. It has a lovely light flavor moving into mild spicing and topped off with a slightly bitter finish. It is a good saison that I find highly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11014) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Very solid refreshign, light, not too spicy btu with a goof fruit balance and some hops saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13250) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus, ginger floral and yeast aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where exceeded.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle... Pours hazy and deeply golden with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. The fruity, spicy nose is a nice marriage of citrus fruits and peppery hops. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with prickly carbonation. As with the aroma, the flavor is spicy and fruity, but also presents pale grains, apricot peel and moderately bitter hops. Spicy, tongue-numbing finish with a mildly bitter, tannic pinch. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2013
750 ml bottle, thanks to Nate. Shared. Hazy yellow / orange color. Good off-white head. Nice estery, light citrus nose. Good orange, white grape, yeasty flavor. Light zesty taste. Smooth, soft carbonation. Medium body. Good estery yeasty aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2945) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pours a slightly hazy blondish golden color with a big fizzy sticky head. On the nose there is some subtle peppery spice mingling nicely with lemony citrus and a touch of doughy malt. The palate follows nicely with nice citrus notes and a nice clean palate. A touch watery but well balanced saison.


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