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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SanfordBrewer (1408) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2010
hazy gold, white head, very effervescent, high co2.

fruity, musty, spicy, lots of pale malts, cheesy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
2010-08-21. Lightly hazy golden yellow body with a nice foamy white head. 3+ Flavour is mild, lightly yeasty with some estery accents, dry light alcohol presence. 6+ Dry floral notes linger into the aftertaste. Aroma is dry, floral hop character and light alcohol. Smooth average plus palate. Decent, shows potential. I am not sure if a longer more contemplative visit with this would make me like it more, or less. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Shared by DuctTape

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Not some weak version of a saison. Strong and very Belgian in style. Pretty light on color but packs a flavor wallop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chandler0201 (649) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Hazy golden pour, white head which quickly dissipated. Bready malts, lemongrass, some malts, and slightly sweet finish. Very refreshing, I could drink a 6 pack of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Draft at Stone 14th Anniversary. Hazy golden pour, white head. Bready malt, lemon, some hay, and slightly sweet. Decent, but not great saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
12 ounce bottle from a Great Divide variety pack. I will be honest here... I was a bit skeptical of a US born saison but I am happy to say that this was very enjoyable. I had this on a hot summer day while grilling outside with my family. Pours a hazy golden color with yeast floating through the beer and has a huge white bubbly head. The aroma was very pleasant for a hot summer day... it consisted of some fresh yeast, possibly some coriander, and some very light citrus fruits. The taste had some form of fruit tartness to it (possibly cherry) with some nice hints of a Belgian ale. Overall, a very enjoyable brew on a hot day. Great Divide impresses me again!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 19, 2010
clear gold with fizzy white head. wheat and yeast aroma, and the flavor has a nice banana belgian flavor. pretty light body, on the dry side

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2010
12 oz bottle from Siciliano’s (Grand Rapids, MI). Bad day at work translates to a couple beers.. GTMW you are so close. Pours a well carbonated glowing golden hue, light haziness, a huge bright white head carbonation driven atop, cakes and eventually dies to a decent layer, laces small. Pretty though. Aromas are a deeper bready maltiness, smoothed out honey and vanilla, mellow fruits and cereal grains. A touch of apple and banana, light floral hops, flaked wheat bread. Mellow sweetness, but still fairly dry. Initial is lively and fizzy on the palate, lighter bodied with cereal grains, bread, dough, touch tartness of citrus, apple, moving into honey and vanilla, a touch of banana. Dusty and floral hops towards the finish dries the beer out, a zesty light yeastiness works it’s way onto the palate. Crisp, lighter bodied, but still flavorful. When it pushes into these sweeter fruits I get a little skeptical though. A bit bland, but I guess things could be worse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2511) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Very tasty. First things first though. Pale and hazy, very foamy, some puffy retention. Nose is of the belgian yeast, a bit of spiciness, soap. Palate is banana, clove, tartness, along with back-end sweetness. Alcohol is cloaked. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4571) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Paid a premium to get a bottle of this, $4.50, wew. Looks good, hazy and all. Smells like belgie yeast, the kind I get from east end sometimes. Even has a hint of an olfactory that is somewhat like the cider I brew, a little off, heheh. Big foamy head goes thin and creamy in about 5 mins. Swirling hypnotic pour from the gunk on the bottom of the bottle. Strong alky component, but what else would you expect for >7%? Has some of that spicy feeling in there. Taste annd smell goes a little farmy at times, but just barely. Yes, a little too strong on the alky side to be enjoyable as a refresher IMHO. Finish is long alky medicine linger that heals rather quickly. Does not have quite the CO2 level I enjoy in sisszly saison.

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