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RATINGS: 237   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


Torysdude's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Torysdude (12) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Disappointing. Not much flavor. Uninspiring overall. Little spice. Just tastes watery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (796) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
750 ml bottle from Rare Beer” club. Pours hazy golden with long lasting, foamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of fruit, spices and yeast. Body is medium and crisp. Funky yeast, spices, apricots and floral hops fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Delicious brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1282) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Appearance: lemony yellow, lightly hazed, with a frothy, creamy, bright white head and tons of lace, nice threads of carb. Aroma: peppery and delicately sharp, with tart fruit (passion fruit, light pineapple, grapefruit, tangeringe), with an undertone of vanilla and almonds as it warms. Taste: juicy with fruit notes, yet somehow dry and spritzy like champagne, with pepper, citrus, and light wood. Finish: dry and bright, with zingy spice and tart fruit, then a lovely (and expected) yeasty saison funk undertone. Notes: A great example of the style. Would seek out others from this brewery based on this beer alone. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Serving: 750 ml. bottle. Hazy yellow pour. Pleasant grass, lemon, yeast, and hay notes in the nose. Bright flavors with a touch of lemon tartness. Very light yeast with a little pinot grigio, coriander, white pepper, and lemon zest. Light body with plenty of effervescence and a clean finish. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2454) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at Brewdog Stockholm, april 18th 2014. Hazy dark orange body with a lively big white head. Peppery saison yeast aroma with citrus fruits, hay. Taste is zesty and spicy from the yeast, oranges, lemon, hints of wood, dry refreshing finish. Lasting aftertaste of citrus and peppercorns. A nice saison! 

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Bottled on 2014.07.11. Cloudy gold pour with a tall, fizzy white head. Aroma is strong fruit and yeast notes, grains, straw, grass, flowers and toasted malt. Taste is strong funky yeast, candied fruit, dried fruit, toasted malt, grains, straw and flowers. Medium bodied with a strong, prickly and effervescent carbonation. Ends with more strong yeast notes, abundant fruit, grains, toasted malt, herbal flavors and grassy notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1901) - USA - SEP 2, 2014
Enjoyed at FWIBF 2014... Clear yellow gold color... Aroma of light citrus, earthy grains... Flavor is decent, citrus, grains, fairly straightforward saison ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fluffy (1676) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
another blah saison. im sure if you like these sorts of things, this is down your alley.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2402) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Nearly clear golden color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is yeast, grass, lightly spiced, lemon, pepper. Medium to light bodied, fairly dry. Really good for an American example.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4386) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy, pale golden body with a foamy, white head kept good and frothy by the stray streams of effervescence bubbling up from within.

Smell: Lightly sweetish, lightly creamyish notes of pilsner and wheat malt. Fresh, inviting blood orange and sweet lemon along with their fruity pals, grape, ’nana, and pear. Big pinch of coriander and fresh-ground black pepper pulling in a little noted earthiness.

Taste: Honeyish, cereal-sweet maltiness atop the doughy pils and soft wheat. Restrained sweetness. Snappy, sharp herbal notes cut with brightly acidic citrus juices and soon softened with spiced pear, banana and white grape. Soft yet lively finish, with final hints of herbs, fruit and piquant spices.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: Plenty of saison goodness to be had here, without the need to resort to spices or unwarranted alcohol levels. If only Philip Seymour Hoffman could have lived long enough to enjoy it. Pity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Yellow hazy pour with white head. Some year, spice and fruit aromas, hint of tartness. More tart influence on flavor, fruit and yeast other flavors, nt overly tart.


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