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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (7608) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 2, 2011
Tap @ Great Divide tap room. Pours light hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, apples, grass, flowers. Taste is Belgian yeast, apples, honey, peach, grassy hops, light pine. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good and refreshing saison. 130311

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle, cloudy golden pour with white foam ring, yeasty grassy aroma, flavor is a little husky , candy corn, tortilla chips, yeast, sweet finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2011
bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with fizzy white head. Aroma of lemon, sour wheat, spices. Taste is at first sweet wheat, quite sweet almost like a hoegaarden, which gives way to a finish that is fruity and citrusy, with moderate spicing throughout. Honestly I was overall a little disappointed by this beer, but what do you expect for an American made saison that is only $9.99 a 6 pack. Great Divide has always impressed me with all their styles except their belgians. This one I find would more accurately be described as a normal witbier than a saison. But ultimately there is nothing really wrong with this beer, and I am not upset to be drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz bottle. Hazy golden color, decent white head. Lots of horse blanket and barnyard yeast aromas with some fruitiness. Some citrus and pepper flavors with more the fruitiness I got on the nose. Not bad.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle at Euclid Hall into a white wine glass. A: Pours a very pretty creamy golden straw with just a touch of haze. The head is stark white but settles quickly over the beer, fantastic lacing. S: Wilde yeast meets biscuity malts and rounded out by tart tropical fruit and lemon yest. Funk is apparent but balanced by the citrus notes and earthy grassy aromas. T: Tart and mouth watering. Lemon is the dominate fruit but so is the wild Belgian yeast. Funky notes dance with tart tropical citrus and balanced by earthy grass and terroir. Finish is very long, quite pretty, and dry inviting you to taste over and over. M: Light to medium bodied with fantastic carbonation. Coats the palate lightly and evenly from front to back with a clean dry finish. D: This is a fantastic interpretation of a Belgian Farmhouse or Saison style. The Belgian yeast is perfect funk to the malt and the mild hops. Clean and crisp with tart citrus fruits, terroir, and medicinal flavors. Love the dry lingering finish. Perfect beer for a hot summer day or just sitting on the porch.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle with Carla. Pours a crystal clear dark piss yellow with long-lasting white foam. Smells yeasty with hints of wheat. Tastes lightly peppered with hints of coriander and wheat.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttutony (771) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Slightly hazy golden color with a fluffy white head. Grainy aroma, a touch of a yeasty spice. Decent tanginess on the palate with a bit of hop bitterness and more of the grainy malt flavors. I like saisons; this one was not one of my favorites.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2011
May I be so bold to say that this is one of the finer Saison’s made by an American brewer that does not specialize in them. Very, very nice indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
On Tap from the Outside Bar at the Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver 17/09/2010 Yeasty malt aroma. White head. Amber coloured hazy in appearance and floral with a hint of bitterness in a dry and yeasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (665) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2011
12 oz. bottled on March 3, 2011: I poured rather gently a hazy and beautifully bright golden yellow beer with a small amount of off-white suds, which dissipated rather quickly. With barely a chill it smells of some sweet fruits like oranges or bananas, with a bit of an herbal note. After a couple of quaffs I taste mild citrusy sweet/sour up front. It then fades into some citrus rind bitterness while a solid, dry almost sourdough-y essence coats the palate. The carbonation is fairly soft, yet effervescent, seems to fade quickly. The abv seems pretty well hidden. Make no mistake, this is a full-on Belgian in a 12 oz. bottle. DELICIOUS Saison.


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