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RATINGS: 617   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 treats–a beer as refreshing as it is complex. 7.3% ABV.
2010 GABF Silver Medal Winner


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with James and Toney. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow-gold with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma of banana, clove, yeast, lavender, and grapefruit. Very silky, smooth palate. Medium bodied, with a nice, clean, refreshing finish. Decent saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
smells like a wit beer. bananas and wheat. aroma was floral with hints of those pink trees

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
One of few american farmhouse ales I’ve had that I actually like. Smell is pretty strong, very sweet and heavy. Taste is similar but with somewhat more bitterness. Alcohol is masked very well, good balance and very drinkable. Similar to New Belgium’s Biere de Mars garde, not quite as good but a much more reasonable price tag. Solid brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajd413 (17) - Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
12oz bottle. Bottle date 3 weeks ago. Colette pours a light straw color, with a bit of haze to it as well. Aroma definitely has some of that "farmhouse" funk to it, as well as lots of citrus notes. Medium bodied and full flavored, just not as pleasant a flavor as I had hoped. The funkiness of this saison really seems to come through. Not a bad beer, just nothing to write home about either.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2010
Tasted 4/14/10. 12oz bottle. Activated pour holds a hazy and pale golden straw hue. White ring of head. Aromas of citrus, with lemon, orange and grapefruit all playing roles. Mildly bready with a perfumy note. Touch circus peanuts and a faint whiff of pepper. Medium to full bodied with a bright effervescence and a crisp palate. Very nice mouthfeel with a mix of oily slick and bitter astringency. The malt bill is full and smooth with a sweet bread flavor. The yeast character really adds the bright and crisp qualities. Finishes with a bright grapefruit zestiness. The sweet and bitter really go back and forth on the palate, but they play well together. Well crafted and very nice drinking! Great Divide brews up another winner!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1327) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2010
A nice saison with a great label. Pours a cloudy, hazy, orangey gold. Smells very barnyard, with hay and grass and woodsy smells. Tastes rustic and long on the palate. Plenty of character here, if lacking the authenticity of a true Belgian saison. Excellent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4363) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2010
Slightly hazy gold color with a thin head. Aroma of straw, a little banana and smoke. Very wheaty flavor. Dried bananas and an earthiness I wouldn’t expect from a Saison. Dry, lightly smokey finish. Thick mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2010
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Very cloudy, pastel yellow pour, almost milky yellow look. Small bit of white head that quickly fades. Zesty citrus aroma and a yeast, wheat, citrus flavor with a crisp dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2010
On tap at Beer Temple. Slightly hazy golden colour, dense white head. Aroma of yeast, funk, some dung, fruity, floral and a bit tart. Flavour is slightly tart, sweet, sugary, fruity, yeast, tart-bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not my kind of flavours, but not bad either.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
bottle. slightly hazy golden in color with a small off white head. Aroma is tart apples, slightly sour and off, with some bready yeast and honey. Taste: has some tart, rotting apple and is quite dry. ugh, I can’t finish this. As much as i respect Great Divide, I still haven’t had a good Belgian from them yet. Hopefully that will change in the future.


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