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RATINGS: 660   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 treatsĖa beer as refreshing as it is complex. 7.3% ABV.
2010 GABF Silver Medal Winner


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
A delicious American saison and I donít say that often. Aroma was a nice sweet mix of grass and lemon. Pour was a nice light cloudy gold with plenty of tiny bubbles and a one finger white head. Taste was very lemony. Strong citrus and yeast aftertaste. No funk like I like them but the best American saison Iíve had

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2010
12 oz, bottled Mar 10, 2010. Hazy golden and effervescent, with an enduring meringue coating. Nose is lemon oil, funky yeast, galangal, and a hint of dry mustard. Flavor is lemon, ginger, wheat, musty grape, and dry mustard. Light body is very tingly with carbonation and spiciness, but has a bit too much fizziness for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. Hazy pale with a white head that settles to a ring. Aroma of citrus and a slight fruity background. The flavor found citrus, grass, yeast, farmhouse funk. Light body and a tart hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1811) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Just realized that Iíve never rated this, even though Iíve had several times. This is a pretty good US attempt at the style with a tart finish and a good level of spicing. It could pass as a true Belgian, but lacks a little bit in the funk department and slightly errs on the sweet side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Pours a medium hazy banana.. . great big foam, lacing is excellent too .. . pretty sweet saison, some light grains, light banana peel, bread, and horse handshakes .. . pretty good drinking, light and novice.. . youíve come along way from hiding from the vacuum...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2010
Small bottle. Pastel yellow color. Creamy flavor with lemon and a touch of butter. Slightly candyish. SMooth, almost flat. Decent but too sweet and rathre undistincitve.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2538) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Pours out a mostly clear straw/golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is of some tart citrus and light grass. Taste is refreshing and very drinkable, light malts, citrus, grass, tart funky notes and some yeast with some dryness on the finish. Solid summer brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Pretty solid saison. Could use more spice but still good. Wish it came in bombers. Donít 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 (4130) - 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.


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