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RATINGS: 636   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


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jerohen (1975) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
On draft at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Clear golden colored, white head. Spicy nose. Spicy flavor, saison-like, some hops. Bitter finish, which later on becomes more sweet and cloying. Starts great, like a good Saison, but the cloying finish really spoils the fun in the end.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2010
This may be my favorite Saison. Not a very aromatic beer. It pours with a medium, white head. The flavor is a mix of straw grasses and lemon. But I like the yeast impact more than French/Belgian strains in the Farmhouse ales.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2010 Poured a nearly opaque cloudy straw with a small white head. Aroma: strong banana & sour yeast, spice, fruits, notes of lemon zest, a little sweet. Taste: lots of spice, banana, citrus, yeast, wheat, fruits. Overall a good Saison: good body, decent balance, nice finish, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Draft. Poured a light straw yellow color with a medium white head. Aroma was of citrus, banana, wheat, clove, some floral hops. Flavor closely followed aroma, plus some tartness and a mild yeastiness. Light and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Hazy pale orange with fair, creamy white head / Steely, restrained, nose of banana, orange, and resin / Medium body, moderately sour, malty, with decent, slightly bitter, finish / Flavors of banana, cream, lemon, grass, resin, and white pepper / Needs more hopping - on the fat side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 7, 2010
On tap @ Humpys. Pours hazy yellow with a dense white head. Aroma of lemon pudding, coriander and wheat. Flavor of sour yeast, lots of spices and some light wheat in the finish. Medium body with a slightly low carbonation for the style and a semi dry mouth feel. Overall a nice beer with lots of flavor but the low carbonation and mouth feel hold this back for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BritAlesRule (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Hazy pale yellow. Aroma seemed slightly ’off’’ on initial pour. Tangy sour citrus fruit, some grass and spices in the nose. Medium light palate. Bubbly and tangy. Spicy and mildly tart citrus taste. Finish is abrupt, lacking the peppery dryness of a great Saison. Eh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2010
Tap @ Beertemple. Yellow colored brew. Sour, grassy aroma. Flavor is a bit sour too, some fruits, barn, tart, some hop. Light.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Lightly hazy gold, big fluffy white head with nice lacing. Nose is bready malt, some yeasty fruits (orange, white grapes, unripe plums), some candied citrus - a bit sweet. Flavor is bready malt, yeast, alcohol, some spices (pepper, coriander, lemongrass). Long sweet malty finish. could really stand to be better attenuated - not bad, but not something I would want more than 1, maybe 2 bottles of.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is yeast and tart with a hint of breadiness. Flavor is nicely tart. Not mouth puckering by any stretch, but tart enough to make you notice. The tartness is nicely balanced by a great spicy character and just a touch of farmhouse funk. very nice beer.


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