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RATINGS: 310   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 50įF 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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doofgoblin (487) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 This is awesome! Aroma is citrus, floral, hint of banana with some yeast notes as well. Itís a cloudy golden pour with a white head that doesnít linger but clings to the glass. Taste is awesome. Fruity, yeasty, smooth and sweet with some slight sour funk notes. It really matures on your palate. The strange sour funk"ness" is what makes this taste so interesting. Itís refreshing and complex at the same time. Love it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Clear straw pour. Estery barnyard yeast aromas which continue thru the taste. Ends reasonably clean and dry. Not my favorite, but very on-style for a saison.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZMDR1975 (8) - Laurel, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
The beautiful orange look pour with some foam on top of it. The taste is very fruity which I am not fond of fruity beers but this someone got me puzzled and interested to taste more. Not bad for first try on that beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3302) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Loved it. Flavorful yet light with a touch of lemon, pepper, lavender, and citrus. Everything is subtle and great. Creamy mouthfeel with some efforvescence that is perfect.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours quite hazy lemon with a bit of an orange hue and huge creamy white head. The aorma smells like a fresh orange spring morning, so pleasant in the nose. Flavors of sweet and citrus yeast that settle pleasantly on the tongue with just the right touch of tart/bitter flavor. The body is quite carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (728) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Out of the bottle, itís 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. Itís 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 youíre a fan of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2358) - 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 (5567) - 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 (1151) - 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.


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