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RATINGS: 300   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


cthomas2390's rating

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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4484) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle at Vienna tasting February 2016. Many thanks! Hazy orange colour. Slightly sweetish, with moderate funk and pleasant fruity complexity filling the flavour. Really easy drinking, tasty. Just not your typical saison.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2016
0,75l bottle at Vienna Tasting shared by Nische, big thanks. dark yellow quite cloudy color, small white head. smells of honey, some fruits, belgian yeast, light sweetness, flowery. medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of honey, light sweetness, some belgian yeast, bit peppery, spices. finishes lightly dry with notes of yeast and some sweetness / honey. decent one, a bit simple overall. easy drinking though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Nische, many thanks. Hazy orange color with small white head. Oranges, spices, malt, yeast. Spicy taste with malt, oranges, zest, nice citrus hoppy bitterness. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1649) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Hazy orange pour with fizzy, lasting white head. Peppery aroma with lemon, floral notes. Quite fizzy mouthfeel. Dry taste with lemon, peppers and grain with a slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1963) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle - good size foamy head, light gold color, definite fruity (kind of mango/tropical/melon like) aroma and flavor, some yeasty pepper notes come through in the finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3157) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Pours clear blond with low-medium white head. Aroma is of saison yeast, soap, faint cardboard, flowers, herbs. Taste is of saison yeast, slight cardboard, herbs. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Clean, nice. Classic,.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2959) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Age unknown. Pours a clear golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of cardboard, various herbs and spices. Taste is of fruits, fresh feeling spices and cereals. A medium body and carbonation. OK saison, would be curious to try again in prime conditions!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6948) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
pours clear bright yellow with a with a small creamy white head, reviving and leaving nice lacing. tons of spices and herbs, rustic cereals, ginger, aniseed, pale crisp maltiness, peppery wheat, particularly spicy zsiaeson yeast. bright carbonation, light body; drying spicy-citrusy finish. nice (perhaps overly) spiced saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (4791) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle (330 ml). Clear pale yellow-golden with a small ring of white foam and little lacing. Aroma is of pepper, orange, ginger notes, lemon, floral and earthy notes. Taste of pepper, orange, lemon, herbal spiciness, ginger and wheat. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Lemony and ginger finish. Ok Saison. Too much ginger. Nice refreshing features.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4986) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a cloudy golden colour topped with a white head. Nose is fruit esters floral notes some citrus a little earth tones and a touch of spice. Taste is more of the citrus notes in little banana white pepper some lemongrass and the floral hops as well.


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