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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2190) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Slightly hazed golden with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, belgian yeast, wheat, banana and pepper. Taste is fruity sweet, wheat malty and yeasty. Body is medium-full, a little buttery, with somewhat heavy for a "summer beer," and alcohol presence is noticable, yet minimal. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy bright yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma is very nice, lemon citrus, farmhouse and yeasty. Flavor is very much the same with a mild malt backbone and fruity notes. Mouthfeel is light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, I really enjoyed this!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5515) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy pale yellow color with a huge foamy white head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was strong lemon with light notes of pepper and must. The flavor was very tart with a strong lemon presence and light notes of pepper and must. The finish was long and lemony. Medium body. Very tasty.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
650 ml bottle poured into a belgium fishbowl glass. Nowhere on the label does it say "Colette" -- instead it says "Saison" - but it’s the exact same label as the one pictured. It has a 2009 date and has been kept cool in my cellar (not intentionally aged, just never got a chance to drink this). Pale yellow straw-colored, pretty hazy and cloudy, with a thick white head. Floral, yeasty, bready aroma with a little lemony zest as well. Fruity, tart flavors of lemon and citrus with some peppery spice notes as well. A bit overly tart and perhaps a little off -- I’m wondering if it’s more due to the age on the beer than the beer itself. Medium bodied, very carbonated and effervescent. I’ll re-review the beer if I get a chance to have a fresh bottle, but for 2 year old Belgian, this didn’t seem to age all that well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
The high ABV saves this beer, light, spicy, decent saison. Nothing spectacular like the new saisons out there, worth a try

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Very underattenuated, lots of raw sugar, oddly astringent with lots of stressed, green and phenolic yeast. I don’t understand why every brewery thinks they can brew these Belgian styles...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Information on the bottle includes a short description of the beer, a "Bottled On" date and the abv% (7.3). Appearance: From the pour it produces a big billowy head of white foam over a hazy golden honey colored body. The haze comes from a fine yeast sediment in the body of the beer. Some of the yeast seems to be pushed up towards the head by the aggressive carbonation. This beer looks to be full of life. Smell: The aroma is of floral and spicy almost grassy hops with a pale base of biscuity malt. Taste/Palate: There is a nice balance of spicy yeast with hints of fruit and biscuity maltiness. This has light sweetness that dries out for a snappy dry finish. The carbonation is lively and the palate is crisp. Notes: Great Divide Is right on with very tasty farmhouse ale!!!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2011
The best thing this saison had going for it was its nose. Full of all that a saison should be, yeasty and fruity and very savory. I found the palate too lively for my tastes when it comes to a saison. It lacked a sophisticated dryness. It looked pretty. I enjoy farmhouse ales very much, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this one again. It might be nice to taste on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
This has slipped passed my rating radar until tonight. Had it a while back and was super impressed. A great seasonal style micro brewed to perfection.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Fairly hazy, golden yellow, poured into a Duvel tulip, rocky white head, crazy lacing, very cavernous head... Mild funk, saison yeast, light fruits, bright aroma, inviting... Slightly fruity, sliightly yeasty, a little peppery... Medium body with an airy quality, lively, gets a little yeasty as it warms... I really liked this...


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