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RATINGS: 685   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
[3358-20100821] 355mL bottle. Mild peas and string beans aroma. Clear, light yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Wheatie bitter vegetable yeast flavour has a lingering bitterness. Medium body. Interesting.
(c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jerc)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 14, 2010
THOUGHTS: A very nice saison. Not as funky as some, but it was very refreshing and easy to drink for the ABV. Hid alcohol well. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a lightly cloudy, medium golden with very nice carbonation and a large, nearly white head that mostly diminished but left excellent lacing. The aroma was light to moderate hay and straw; moderate to heavy doughy, earthy and cobwebby yeast; citrus and other fruit, and wheat. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and acidic; while the finish was sweet, acidic and lightly sour with an average duration. There was wheat, white bread, lots of yeast, fruit, citrus, dough and sour lemon. The light to medium body was fairly dry with rather fizzy carbonation and a dry and lightly astringent finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTStiles (816) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2010
pours a golden-yellow with a thick, frothy white head and some decent lacing. aroma is very crisp and citric with notes of belgian yeast. Clean refreshing taste, high carbonation. Notes of lemon, yeast, and hints of another grain or spice... rice perhaps? finish is rounder than I would expect with some nice bitterness and lingering yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle. Some socks. Lemony. Nice light tartness. A little sulfury, but in a good way. Grainy and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3533) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Pours a hazy yellow with a medium head and some lace. The aroma is tart with a little yeasty baguette breadiness. The flavor is spicy and bready while also maintaining a subtle tartness. The beer id dry and lightly fruity with a bit of lemon rind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4540) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Big carbonated pour. Tart and dry. Some tangy banana driven by yeast. Spicy. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from a local shop in Hatteras:
Aroma: The nose is light with bits of hay, green grass, yeast, clover, and honey.
Appearance: It pours a cloudy yellow gold with a rocky white head. Excellent head retention.
Taste: A nice bit of yeast and lemon upfront with a nice dustiness some honey, and a bit of Belgian style. This has a great depth of flavor.
Palate: Light to medium body with higher carbonation leading to a yeasty finish.
Overall: It has a little more body than a traditional saison, but it is still a very worthwhile brew. Definitely worth a try if you happen upon it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Sampled at Rare Beer Tasting II in Denver on September 17, 2010. Light, yellowish color with an off-white head with light-brown patches. Neat. Slow carbonation. Aroma is lightly soured, almost a little yeasty. Light, actually… very light on the palate. The little sour tartiness of the beer adds a nice twist to the style. Not being a fan of sours too much, having it attached to a lighter body makes it much more palatable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2010
Received in trade from Glouglouburp and split between tasting and cooking wild rice. Dark somewhat cloudy amber. Sour sweet aroma with more melon and lemon than spice or yeast. Fruity and slightly tart as advertised. A trifle thick in body. Lingering lemon and faint spice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
12 oz bottle at a buddy’s house, so I don’t know how old it was. This raised a substantial head, in keeping with the style, but tends a bit too much toward herbal fruitiness for my taste. Notes of lavender and rosewater dominated the nose and palate. These flavors overpower the earthiness of the yeast, which is normally my favorite quality of a saison. Drinkable, but by no means an exemplar of the style.


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