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RATINGS: 679   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at the White Horse American Beer Festival, 2nd July 2010. Cloudy yellow with a sharp taste. Tart and refreshing. Lots of grapefruit, almost too much. So, so dry. A real palate cleanser! Great taste of limes and sour candy as you roll it round your mouth. Not sure it’s a true saison but it’s killer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at Piedmont, Durham. Very nice pour, earthy golden color with a vibrant carbonation and a lasting foamy head. Dry and bitter in the nose, with a hint of fruit zest tucked in for good measure. Full mouthfeel, prickly carbonation, and quite a dry finish. Spice, bready malts, a hint of lemon all blend together with the dominant grassy hop flavor. Not a world beater by any means, but enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2010
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast, mild funk and starch (?). Flavor of lemon, yeast and starch. The body is light with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. It’s a decent saison, but I prefer Great Divide’s bigger, bolder beers.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a small frothy white head. The aroma is fruity malt with bubblegum and floral. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet fruit with a dry finish. A good saison from great divide.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2010
had a 750 oz from pristine liquors. pours a golden yellow with medium white head. sweet, earthy hoppy, and sour. decent. Orange taste, with an earthy yeast taste to it. medium mouthfeel, no warming ability. I love the brewery, but im not crazy about this beer. or the style for that matter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4244) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Pours a very light hazy straw gold with two fingers of moussey white head. Nose is earthy/yeasty, shows some mandarin orange flesh, mild citrsu zest, and a grassy hop character. Flavor is big on yeast, ripe fruit, earthy/funky, creamed corn/DMS, grassy, bready. Palate is overcarbonated with a mild spice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 ounce bottle. A: Pours an unfiltered golden with solid white lacing. S: Very malty with various citrus fruits. T: Herbs and spices complement the citrus fruits present in this brew, incredibly complex for a warm weather style. M: On the lighter side with average carbonation. D: Very nice and goes down easy on a hot day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4383) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Location: Tap at Blind Tiger, 4/25/10

Aroma: The nose is fairly yeasty, some spice/pepper, and some citrus notes
Appearance: This beer pours a hazy golden-orange color with lots of lace
Flavor: The taste is a good amount of spice, yeasty, with just a very mild funkiness to it
Palate: It has a pretty smooth feel with a light body
Overall Impression: This was a fairly decent saison. Very drinkable. Another beer from Great Divide that I enjoyed drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle . A hazy golden straw color pour with a big , lasting foamy white head , spotty lacing , lively carbonation . Aroma of corn and rice as promised , grassy hops , cloves , lemon zest and yeast . Flavor is quite wheaty , cloves , lemon , biscuty malt , slightly tart , nice balance , clean refreshing mouthfeel , medium body , grassy yeasty finish . Very drinkable and a quality brew for sure .

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2010
On tap Beertemple, Amsterdam. A clear yellow colored beer with a thick white head. The aroma of malts with fruits and a little sour in the back. The taste of fruits, some cherry. It has sweetness moving to bitter and a little sour. The taste is bittersweet with a little sour.


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