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RATINGS: 222   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 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
pint at Illegal Peteís. 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 (4606) - 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. Thereís 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. Itís 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 (1653) - 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 (1036) - 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 (4276) - 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 (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
Itís 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 (908) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Sampled from a bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are - October 5, 2013. Fruity, a bit of funk and spice. Finishes dry. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1824) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2013
From notes. Tasted at a tasting at Curtisís old house, probably around early 2012, from a 750mL bottle. Pours clear, bright yellow/orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average, sticky lace. The nose is spicy saison yeast with a hint of sweet banana and a touch of green hops. The flavor is is more or less the same with a very pleasant hops and spicy saison yeast bitterness, very easy to drink. The body is just under medium with lively carbonation and a spicy yeast and nicely bitter finish.


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