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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle:   Bright straw, vibrant white head, foamy, nice lacing.   Prickly apple skin, straw, and dusty notes on the nose.   Also floral, soft, fairly sweet.   Smells pretty tasty!   Basement funk, straw, dull floral, and light apple skin notes on the tongue.   Pretty tasty.   Does seem a bit mealy, moreso than most Belgians, but less than most other American examples.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Light dryness, a touch chalky.   Clean, a bit funky, and moreso fruity than floral.   Good example.   Thanks Kevin!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750ml bottle thanks to arminjewell sent as an extra, thanks man! My wife has been asking to open this one for the last weeks since we had it, happy wife = happy life, pours a light hazy orange, almost really dark yellow with a thick white head and, lots of lacing in the glass, aroma is tart, quite a bit of fruit, just a little bit of barnyard mixed in, the flavor has a nice fruity front end with a dry finish, a little bit of yeast and barnyard as well, really crisp and refreshing though, a pleasure to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
pint at Illegal Pete’s. Pours a cloudy yellow with a tall white head. Aroma is peppery, funky and grainy. Definitely a saison just by the nose. The body is more robust than I would expect. I like the peppery funk going on in the flavor. The finish is decently dry as well. I generally like my saisons a little more spritzy and without the noticeable malt sweetness this one has. A few sips gives this a tropically fruity character. It makes me want to try their Tropic King.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, light yeast, banana, lemon peel, floral notes, and a hint of pepper. It pours a slightly hazy yellow with a large white head with good retention. There’s a good amount of sticky webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus, light banana, and yeast. The finish has light-moderate lemon peel, light floral notes, and a touch of pepper. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
bottle in trade from kcorum10, cloudy orange color with soapy bubbly foam, fruity brisk floral aroma, soft tangerine and verbena flavors with dry finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Large draft sampler from the source (GABF weekend) - Straight up good saison. Nice white head retention. Flavor is lemon/orange citrus, with a nice estery yeast finish. Medium body and not very dry. Dig it though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1043) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at funkwerks taphouse pours a hazy yellow with a large white head. citrus aroma and taste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4298) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
GABF 2013
Aroma and flavors are yeasty, grainy, clove and some tartness
OK

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8395) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
It’s marvelous. Great aroma, head, drinkability. ginger, pepper, and spice, and other things nice. More genius from Jason Bach.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
At Funkwerks! Pours tangerine orange with nice creamy head that drops to a thin layer. Aroma is very funky fruit juice mild creamy wheat. Taste is yeast light Belgium floral fruit notes that are smooth and not harsh, funky.


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