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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (869) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Pretty solid saison. Could use more spice but still good. Wish it came in bombers. Don’t know if I drink saisons enough to want to buy 6 of them.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2010
12 oz bottle - pours a cloudy golden color with a very foamy white head. Aroma of grass and light lemon in the nose. Flavor of grass, grain, spice, honey, lemon, and wheat without a lot of alcohol coming through (but at 7.3 it is certainly there - not quite a "session" beer but not too far from it). A nice, refreshing, enjoyable beer that was quite easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Pours pale golden / yellow with a sudsy white head. The aroma is quite spicy and yeasty with pepper, very light toast, floralness, smooth nectar fruit and zest. Medium crisp grainy body that is husky with flowing semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma traits along with some citrus and tartness. It is quite dry. The finish is crisp and refreshing with a touch of sourness and nice lively spice. I liked this one a lot more than I thought I would.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4777) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2010
On tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Hazy golden with a fine, lacing offwhite head. Lemony aroma, some leather notes. Brettanomyces in small proportions, but still noticeable. A nice one. Could be even more assertive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at the White Horse American Beer Festival, 2nd July 2010. Cloudy yellow with a sharp taste. Tart and refreshing. Lots of grapefruit, almost too much. So, so dry. A real palate cleanser! Great taste of limes and sour candy as you roll it round your mouth. Not sure it’s a true saison but it’s killer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at Piedmont, Durham. Very nice pour, earthy golden color with a vibrant carbonation and a lasting foamy head. Dry and bitter in the nose, with a hint of fruit zest tucked in for good measure. Full mouthfeel, prickly carbonation, and quite a dry finish. Spice, bready malts, a hint of lemon all blend together with the dominant grassy hop flavor. Not a world beater by any means, but enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2010
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast, mild funk and starch (?). Flavor of lemon, yeast and starch. The body is light with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. It’s a decent saison, but I prefer Great Divide’s bigger, bolder beers.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a small frothy white head. The aroma is fruity malt with bubblegum and floral. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet fruit with a dry finish. A good saison from great divide.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2010
had a 750 oz from pristine liquors. pours a golden yellow with medium white head. sweet, earthy hoppy, and sour. decent. Orange taste, with an earthy yeast taste to it. medium mouthfeel, no warming ability. I love the brewery, but im not crazy about this beer. or the style for that matter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4000) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Pours a very light hazy straw gold with two fingers of moussey white head. Nose is earthy/yeasty, shows some mandarin orange flesh, mild citrsu zest, and a grassy hop character. Flavor is big on yeast, ripe fruit, earthy/funky, creamed corn/DMS, grassy, bready. Palate is overcarbonated with a mild spice.


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