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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2897) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draught. A shiny lucid goldwn pour. Sweet citrusy and floral. Not much on the finish. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Dave from Great Divide bought me my round at Kraftworks. Aroma of citrus and belgian yeast. Pours yellow and hazy with a medium fluffy head. Bold taste of light citrus, nutmeg and yeast. Kicks you in the mouth and stays there. Yummmm. Thanks, Dave.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2011
12 oz bottle (April 5, 2011 date) poured into Russian River tulip. AROMA: Doughy, yeasty, and citrus. APPEARANCE: Poured a hazy straw color with some head that dissipates quickly with some remaining skim. TASTE: Citrus, slight funk, some sweet malt, a bit tart but finishes dry and a bit sweet. PALATE: Light bodied and slightly creamy. Average carbonation. OVERALL: I’ve been into saisons for a few years now and have overlooked this offering many times. This is a pretty solid beer that I’d buy again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5214) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2011
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a thick, white head. Aroma of caramel malts, light fruit, and citrus/floral hops. Flavor about the same with a little spice/barnyard notes. Average texture. A decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Sampled on 6/4/2011. This saison pours a slightly hazy light yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, citrusy and sweet, some spices. A light to medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet, citrusy and cereal. The hops are herbal and citrusy. Lively carbonation. Crisp and clean. Light and refreshing. A little differently spiced than most saisons, a little hoppier and way more citrusy. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a light yellow color with a decent amount of haze. Good looking lacing. Aroma is of musty grains and includes a general sourness that was so-so. Heavy yeast aroma, with Wit-like notes being the more prominant. Lemongrass and straw dominate the taste. The alcohol is a bit noticeable in the finish. Wasn’t a huge fan of this initially, but it got better after trying it a few times.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1513) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Really nice on tap at Mad Mex with plenty of flavor, not thin. Very big in citrus with nice lingering grass notes. Cloudy lemon yellow, no head or lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Nice straw and grain aroma and taste with some notes of orange flavors and other fruits with a sweet malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pours a hazy yellow with a lingering film and some lace. Nose is phenolic and largely dominated by spices and few esters. Taste is strong with spices and phenolics. Some banana character and coriander. Flavor is a bit in your face but not bad. spritzy carbonated feel and light bodied. Medium to short duration.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Pours a pale golden color with a short lived spritzy head. Smells of beer and mild spices. Medium full nectar with ample residual effers. Mildly sweet with defined white spices, pineapple, pear, banana. Theres a bit of an astringency that is unsettling creating a dirty disposition. The finish is bittered nicely yet dirty.


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