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RATINGS: 663   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with white head. Some subtle hops, but more of the "lemon pepper" feel. Doesn’t hold up against some of the other famous saisons, but it’s fine for an American saison.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2010
12 oz bottle, pours a hazy golden color with copious head. Aroma is overwhelmingly spicy as expected with high malt content, not very complex. Taste was a good mix between bitter and spicy, with more bitterness than spicyness. Palate was moderately rough and nice full body. Decent saison, good bold palate stands out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (984) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle served in a tulip. Nice hazy yellow pour with a medium sized white head. Decent lacing and retention. The nose is fragrant and farmhouse. Sweet, pink bubble gum, yeasty, and fruit. Medium sweet flavor. Lively carbonation, prickly mouthfeel, light-medium body, and a dry, pink eraser finish. A well crafted domestic saision.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours unclear golden yellow with a thin white head. Slightly tart fruity aroma on a wheaty base, with some spicy and lemony notes. The flavor has wheaty notes and is a bit tart, with spices and a hint of lemon. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (877) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Draught. Copper, cloudy pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and faint barnyard funk. Sharp taste of malt and hops. Lacks the typical dry aftertaste of a saison. Nothing really stands out.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5323) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2010
Tap @ Beer Temple. Clear yellow golden color, short head. Aroma is quite hoppy, bit spicy, grassy, saison-like. Taste is more bitter, bit dry. Bit carbonated. Slight boring.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - MAY 15, 2010
Appearance is mild orange with a crisp, white, thin head. Aroma is of oranges, pear, and other fruit. Taste is of fruit & spice, with a tartness. Dry, slightly fizzy finish with a warming taste. Very good and drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jerohen (2031) - 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.


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