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RATINGS: 757   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


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (4302) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle From Cap & Hare. I pretty much got all yeast sludge. Pours a milky brown tan color. Smells sour, funky and yeasty. Flavor is grains, yeast, some funk and light fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlainsDrifter (93) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a fluffy white head that lingers. Aroma of yeast, doughy, orange. Has a sour tartness to the start, smooth finish. Medium carbonation. Flavor of orange, spice, lemon grass. This isn’t my style of beer that I prefer. Too tart for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
This is what I think of when I think about a solid, refreshing beer that’s good for hot Florida summer days. Doesn’t get caught up in a gaudy price tag, has a minor funk edge to go with some lightly sweet peach notes. Crisp. I suppose this is my 700th rating. That’s cool I guess.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
got this in a summer case, nice citrus/lemon aroma while taste is citrus with a tart finish. nice hazy, unfiltered golden pour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8906) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden with a fluffy white head that is mostly lasting. The aroma is yeast, doughy, slight orange citrus,soapy floral notes with toasted bread. The flavor is lemon grass, orange zest, toasted malts, bread, doughy yeast, with a mildly tart somewhat herbal finish. Medium bodied and fairly dry. This is an average saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (1041) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2011
On draft at Salt Gastro Pub in Byram. Faint but sweet aroma with lemon. Unfiltered hazy appearance. Refreshingly crisp with lemon and citrus notes. ABV well hidden. Nice summer pick.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2011
bottle pours pale yellow with tall white head, little smell, kinda musty. Taste is much the same, very yeasty and musty with a prominent wheat malt similar to bavarian varieties or the Grand Teton wheat. There is some hops that give it a belgian saison dryness and really adds the most to this beer. There is a touch of sweetness with some lemon and a bigger bitter orange flavor, maybe some spice but that is probably from the strange yeast that lingers with a soft dryness. Not bad but seems a little off. Has a great mouth with a near champagne beer like crispness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (919) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Clean, salty sea air aroma rising off a hazy and highly effervescent pale yellow body topped with a finely laced white head. Herbaceous and grassy with a light sour barnyard flavor with some of that saltiness in the background. The high carbonation give the beer a very creamy texture for such a light beer. Floats away leaving just a light bitterness along with the earthy qualities behind. Very tasty and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
12 oz. bottle from some place between Chapel Hill and Durham. Ar: Aroma is mild spice (clove), banana. Ap: Pours a beautiful hazy blonde yellow into my tulip with a frothy off-white head. Decent retention, little lace. T: Moderate level of sweet spice up front: clove and ginger notable. Finish has a nice tartness, very little bitterness. Flavors are nice but they don’t quite meld together. P: Medium body, not as sticky as some Saisons I’ve had. Carbonation is medium-high. O: This is a nice beer. It is pretty sessionable for 7%+.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
On tap at Poor Phils in Oak Park, IL., displaying a clear, light golden hue, modest, white head foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, but left some thick streaks and spots of lacing. The aroma was some funky yeast hints, light fruitiness, a hint of spice, and some light tartness. The flavor was similar notes of the same intensity, adding some lively carbonation with a subtle dryness, in a light body. Lost the alcohol, but a pleasant Saison 101 nonetheless.


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