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RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Our homage to the beers that have quenched the thirst of Belgian farm workers for centuries. Brewed with barley, wheat and rice and fermented at high temperatures with a special blend of four different yeast strains, Saison is fruity and slightly tart, with a dry finish that makes it that rarest of treats–a beer as refreshing as it is complex. 7.3% ABV.
2010 GABF Silver Medal Winner


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4312) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
355ml can. Pours hazy bright gold with a proud white head. Aroma is sweet farmhouse yeast. As expected with this brewery the palette was full and flavoursome with lots of richly sweet yeasty flavours, coming across more like a tripel than a saison. No bad thing. Loved every drop!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1763) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Pale yellow golden colour, white foam. Lots of fruity esters, lemon and pear, clean malt, moderate bitterness, lively carbonation. Nice and thirst quenching.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (402) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Happy 400th beer rating! And this beer was worthy of that distinction! I was pleasantly surprised by this Belgian/farmhouse style ale, pours a clean yellow-gold color with thin white foam, estery Belgian yeast with a soft hint of clove on the nose. Flavor has grassy and tart yeast notes, grainy malt, sweet wheat, nice complexity! Flavor profile is light on the palate, but in a refreshing way, I suppose this brew actually utilized rice adjunct with a beneficial impact. Some peppery yeast notes in the finish, overall a pleasant light Belgian ale with more grass and malt than banana/bubblegum notes as is common for a standard Belgian. Highly recommended! Paired well with a seasoned meat and potato dish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PanMarek (241) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Tangy, grassy, yeasty nose with a touch of phenol mustiness. Cloudy, pale golden pour with quick white foam. Good initial taste with sharp esters, pepper, and a smooth malt backbone. Medium body with active fizz and strong, dry finish. The yeast notes are balanced here. There is some touch of the metallic phenol, but prominent grassy esters too. The barley and rice perhaps help with the balance as do the four varieties of yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Can picked up from Beer Gonzo, Shop, Earlsdon, Coventry consumed at home Wednesday 31st August 2016 Pours hazy light shimmering lemony colour with a white head. Loz gets quite a bit of banana and yep so do I. Soft in the mouth, a little caramelised yellow pepper, it’s got a nice chewy bite, a little warming, yeasty and spice, yes quite a bit of yeastiness here. I like it. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (4582) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2016
19.08.2016, tap @ Café Fiasco:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head, slightly hazy. Aroma is mild sour-ish, flowers, hay, yeast, grass, minerals, citrus, dried fruits, paper, bark, light malts. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, yeast, flowers, hay, minerals, weeds, grass, bark, light malts, paper, sawdust, hints of alcohol. Medium bitterness, slightly dry floral mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2792) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
Mixpack, Brewer’s pick, Privatimport Great Brands. Smak och doft av humle, vete, jäst, citron, citrus, grön banan med toner av torkade aprikoser och kryddor. Fruktig, frisk, brödig, lagom sötma och tack och lov utan koriander, fin beska. Gott!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (988) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Can. Pours a sparkling golden color with generous off-white head and lively carbonation. Spicy yeasty aroma with some fruitiness. Somewhat sweet flavor with a touch of tartness. Fruity with some spices. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (619) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2016
From a 12-pack. This is a nice saison. I don;t get much tart, but plenty of fruity (tropical) and spicy (coriander?) esters. The yeasts are doing their job. Finishes dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3323) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2016
Mixpack, Brewer’s pick, Privatimport Great Brands. Disig gyllengul medelhögt vitt skum. Doft av vete, banan, kryddor, lite friska blommor, citrus d v s ungefär som en wit. Smakbilden liknar också en wit fast lite kraftfullare men bevarad friskhet vilket inte är dåligt för en öl som tickar in på 7,3% abv. Riktigt fin jästkaraktär, mycket vete, kryddor och blommor, lite jordig. Riktigt gott.


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