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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy gold pour with a rather thin layer of white head. Yeasty and spicy aroma with some hints of coriander and wheat. Yeasty and sweet at the start with some light hints of bubblegum and cloves. Smooth transition to a yeasty middle and a very clean finish that leaves only a light crispness on the palate. Very dry on the finish as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (801) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Pours a cloudy very pale yellow almost with a milky white appearance. Aroma of spices, coriander, citrus. Very nice and intense nose. Flavor is strong citrus and spice. Finish is coriander and nutmeg, but with a full lemon flavor. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
A deep golden pour with a big white head, that dissipated quickly. Big Belgian type aromas of sweet fruits and the flavor is very smooth, fruity, and slightly dry. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 Hazy gold, thick white head. Tropical fruit on the nose, pepper, coriander, banana, toasty wheat. Floral and herbal hop notes. Tastes kind of doughy for the style, with more tropical fruit and banana esters, something a little plasticy about it. Light pepper and spice on the finish with more herbal hops. Very ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Hazy yellow straw pour with a large white sudsy froth that dissipates quickly. The aroma is primarily lemon citrus with clove, banana, and allspice as well as hints of doughy bread. A crisp wheat character is pervasive. The flavor is sweet tropical fruit with big note of orange, lemon, fruity dough, and tangy spice. A very nice arrangement. The palate is caressing and pillowy in its effervescence with a crisp, clean finish. A nice take on the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
On tap at Capone’s on 5/29/2010. Pours a very pale yellow with a thin head. Aroma is very sweet and herbal. Taste has artificial sweeteners, green herbs, artificial orange candy flavor. Leaves an unpleasant flavor in the mouth. A bit sour, in a bad way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - MAY 29, 2010
12 Oz. Pours a clear ligh yellow with frothy head that leaves medium lacing. Aroma of yeast and fruity esters maybe some slight alcohol. Taste inline with the smell and has a decently strong bitterness enforced by strong carbonation sliding into a malt character that seems to nicely reflect the barley, wheat, and rice it was brewed with. Also has a presence of alcohol. Finish is crisp and refreshing with a strong level of carbonation. Light bodied and smooth drinking for the high alcohol content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (348) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Bottled Mar 10, 2010 A- Pours a cloudy orange yellow with a monstrous bubbly white head. A- The aroma contains yeast, lemon meringue pie and wet hay. Very promising. Spicy and inviting. T- The taste is extremely refreshing, and probably dangerously so considering the high ABV for a saison. The taste starts out with some light maltiness followed by a nice carbonated bite. Citrus flavors and hints of spices with some earthy hops near the end. Finish contains banana-clove smoothness and then a clean finish. Wow what a journey. P- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. O- This is a dangerously drinkable beer that is very refreshing. Overall, this is a fantastic saison and another great beer from Great Divide. Serving type: 12-oz bottle Reviewed on: 05-29-2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7447) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden blone with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, banana, orange peel and yeast. Flavour of very sour citrus, banana and yeast - much more sour than a usual saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2010
On tap @ Lures-Crownsville Md-Pale yellow color w/a large white head, didn’t look real impressive @ first, almost like a Macro. Aroma’s of wheat & yeast. Flavors of wheat, yeast, light friut/banana, w/a fair amount of carbonation. Reminded me more of a Belgian Blonde or Golden Ale than a Saison, but it was still a good brew. Smooth & easy to drink, alcohol was well hidden.

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