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RATINGS: 227   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


BlackForestCO's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured a muddled yellow-orange color with a moderate white head that faded to a ring. Aroma of pepper, passion fruit, and tangerine as advertised, paired with lemon, ginger, a lightly dusty yeastiness, and some faint earthy hops. Smooth, lightly dry entry lead into a moderate earthy yeastiness and hints of orange and lemon paired with a peppery spiciness that lingers into the moderately dry finish where some soft earthy hops peak through. Moderate carbonation and dry overall mouth feel. Overall, its not quite dry and earthy enough, there’s a tad too much fruit that make it seem more juicy.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cool_Bond (1326) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
Citrus, yeast and a little malty in the aroma. The flavor is most yeast and citrus. Weak bitterness that fills the mouth a long time. But think the beer has too much carbonation unfortunately. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of lemongrass, citrus, saison yeast, white sugar, lemon, light coriander and spicy wheat. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13359) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller&Friends. Cloudy yellow - white head. Spicy. Citrus. Funky. Soapy. Wheaty. Light citrus. Acid. Crispy. Light flowery notes. Zesty. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3993) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Light golden body, massive foamy white head. Aroma is sweet sugary tones, red fruits, straw, sour yeasty saison tones and hints of citrus. Taste is red berries, peach peel, mild citric tones, white sugar anf hints of alcohol, straw and pale malts. Medium body, high carbonation. Well-balanced saison with good drinkability, though a tad bit boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2488) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Bottled:
Pours muddy yellow/beige with a large head.
Spicy, yeasty aroma with notes of citrus,grass and dough.
Light body with lively carbonation.
Taste is dry with notes of citrus, grass, spices and yeast.
Well balanced and quenching, perhaps a bit too thin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1585) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Smak och doft av citrus, tropsik frukt, jäst, gräs, jord och örter. Välbalanserad, liten sötma och syrlighet. Fin beska som avrundar det hela. Gott.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2033) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Flaska från SB. En relativt stiltypisk kraftfull saison med lite extra tryck i beskan och med en hel del citruszest och beska lite ananas, passionsfrukt jämte örtig, jordig saisonjäst, peppar, gräs. Riktigt gott.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (141) - - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a hazy golden body with a giant head. Mild aroma and a fresh and very nice taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1761) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Hazy golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, spices, earthy notes, hops, grass and a bit of ripe fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, spices and earthy notes. Very nice saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2242) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear golden liquid with huge white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon peel, grain, white pepper and floral hops. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of citrus, lemon peel and white pepper. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice stuff.


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