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Great Adirondack Belgian Summer Ale

Great Adirondack Belgian Summer Ale
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This Belgian-Style Saison is a traditional ale brewed in Belgian farmhouses as a restorative for workers at the end of a long summer day. This ale is golden colored and uniquely complex. Look for aromas of orange and peach with an undertone of spices. Although light in body and highly carbonated, this ale is flavorful with spicy notes, fruit flavors and a light peppery finish. Available mid-July.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
On tap at the brewery. The color is a clear blond with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet, fresh,fruity and spicy. The taste is also of fruits,yeast,malt and dry hops.This is a good refreshing saison a good summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2465) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
Drank on tap (14 oz onder the name Saison) at the brewpub on September 19, 2012. Golden blond, thin head. Barley spicy aroma, sweet herbs. Malted taste of dry herbs, slightly hoppy, dry bitterness. It deserves its awards!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours a clear golden with a thin off white head. Aroma is slightly tart, fruity, citrus, earth, grass, leather, toasted malts, spicy and sweet with piney sappy hops. Flavor is more white pine sap, grass, hops, slight dirty doughy yeast, phenolic, crackers, wheat and toast with more fruity juicy tones in the finish. Strange beer- not great, but not horrible.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2755) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Pours a clear yellow with no head. Aroma of citrus-orange and peach with mostly orange and peach flavor with enough spice to take the sweetness from the fruit flavors. Decent beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 (Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, clove, orange peel, grain, and yeast. Flavor of green raisins, yeast, pepper, light citrus, grass, and clove with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2008
From a growler from Goldtwins. Grainy, peanut aroma, slight cilantro. Nice fluffy head. Chemically, bandaid flavor. Bleh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2007
on tap-pours a disappearing white head and gold color. Aroma is clove, barnyard, medium/light fruit, yeast, some malt. Taste is lots of clove (too much for me), barnyard, medium/light fruit, yeast, some malt, peppery. Good effervescence.
Earlier Rating: 8/23/2006 Total Score: 3.4
on tap-pours a white head with cloudy (filtering may change that) yellow color. Aroma is medium malt, banana, citrus. Taste is medium malt, banana, citrus, smooth. Good carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
07.12.05 Tap at brewpub. Orangish gold with big white head that fades to nil. Light and tropical. Some spice on nose. Lots of spice on palate, maybe more than the malt can handle. Lots of citrus and some pineapple. Wet finish.


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