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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 treatsĖa beer as refreshing as it is complex. 7.3% ABV.
2010 GABF Silver Medal Winner


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2010
On tap at Piedmont in Durham. Pours slightly hazy bright golden with generous white head. Nose shows earthy yeast, bitter grassy hops, mild citrus, and some dry grains. Tastes shows more white pepper, bread, and a lively palate. Super solid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bottle: Hazy, golden yellow, with a small white head, nose of citrus, coriander, yeast, and sugars, flavors are lemon, coriander, some funkiness, and sugar sweetness. A bit too sweet and not funky enough, but decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3002) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
A delicious American saison and I donít say that often. Aroma was a nice sweet mix of grass and lemon. Pour was a nice light cloudy gold with plenty of tiny bubbles and a one finger white head. Taste was very lemony. Strong citrus and yeast aftertaste. No funk like I like them but the best American saison Iíve had

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4176) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2010
12 oz, bottled Mar 10, 2010. Hazy golden and effervescent, with an enduring meringue coating. Nose is lemon oil, funky yeast, galangal, and a hint of dry mustard. Flavor is lemon, ginger, wheat, musty grape, and dry mustard. Light body is very tingly with carbonation and spiciness, but has a bit too much fizziness for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. Hazy pale with a white head that settles to a ring. Aroma of citrus and a slight fruity background. The flavor found citrus, grass, yeast, farmhouse funk. Light body and a tart hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1877) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Just realized that Iíve never rated this, even though Iíve had several times. This is a pretty good US attempt at the style with a tart finish and a good level of spicing. It could pass as a true Belgian, but lacks a little bit in the funk department and slightly errs on the sweet side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Pours a medium hazy banana.. . great big foam, lacing is excellent too .. . pretty sweet saison, some light grains, light banana peel, bread, and horse handshakes .. . pretty good drinking, light and novice.. . youíve come along way from hiding from the vacuum...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7571) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2010
Small bottle. Pastel yellow color. Creamy flavor with lemon and a touch of butter. Slightly candyish. SMooth, almost flat. Decent but too sweet and rathre undistincitve.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2737) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Pours out a mostly clear straw/golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is of some tart citrus and light grass. Taste is refreshing and very drinkable, light malts, citrus, grass, tart funky notes and some yeast with some dryness on the finish. Solid summer brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Pretty solid saison. Could use more spice but still good. Wish it came in bombers. Donít know if I drink saisons enough to want to buy 6 of them.


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