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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 treatsĖa beer as refreshing as it is complex. 7.3% ABV.
2010 GABF Silver Medal Winner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
650 ml bottle poured into a belgium fishbowl glass. Nowhere on the label does it say "Colette" -- instead it says "Saison" - but itís the exact same label as the one pictured. It has a 2009 date and has been kept cool in my cellar (not intentionally aged, just never got a chance to drink this). Pale yellow straw-colored, pretty hazy and cloudy, with a thick white head. Floral, yeasty, bready aroma with a little lemony zest as well. Fruity, tart flavors of lemon and citrus with some peppery spice notes as well. A bit overly tart and perhaps a little off -- Iím wondering if itís more due to the age on the beer than the beer itself. Medium bodied, very carbonated and effervescent. Iíll re-review the beer if I get a chance to have a fresh bottle, but for 2 year old Belgian, this didnít seem to age all that well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (5347) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
The high ABV saves this beer, light, spicy, decent saison. Nothing spectacular like the new saisons out there, worth a try

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Very underattenuated, lots of raw sugar, oddly astringent with lots of stressed, green and phenolic yeast. I donít understand why every brewery thinks they can brew these Belgian styles...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Information on the bottle includes a short description of the beer, a "Bottled On" date and the abv% (7.3). Appearance: From the pour it produces a big billowy head of white foam over a hazy golden honey colored body. The haze comes from a fine yeast sediment in the body of the beer. Some of the yeast seems to be pushed up towards the head by the aggressive carbonation. This beer looks to be full of life. Smell: The aroma is of floral and spicy almost grassy hops with a pale base of biscuity malt. Taste/Palate: There is a nice balance of spicy yeast with hints of fruit and biscuity maltiness. This has light sweetness that dries out for a snappy dry finish. The carbonation is lively and the palate is crisp. Notes: Great Divide Is right on with very tasty farmhouse ale!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2011
The best thing this saison had going for it was its nose. Full of all that a saison should be, yeasty and fruity and very savory. I found the palate too lively for my tastes when it comes to a saison. It lacked a sophisticated dryness. It looked pretty. I enjoy farmhouse ales very much, but I wouldnít go out of my way to buy this one again. It might be nice to taste on tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
This has slipped passed my rating radar until tonight. Had it a while back and was super impressed. A great seasonal style micro brewed to perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Fairly hazy, golden yellow, poured into a Duvel tulip, rocky white head, crazy lacing, very cavernous head... Mild funk, saison yeast, light fruits, bright aroma, inviting... Slightly fruity, sliightly yeasty, a little peppery... Medium body with an airy quality, lively, gets a little yeasty as it warms... I really liked this...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6238) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle? Hazy golden pour with some white head. Aroma of spice, citrus, light floral, grassy and herbal hop tones. Flavor slightly tart, light fruit, spice and some dry hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Murky goldenrod with a large foamy off-white foamy topper, dissipating quickly and leaving a ring around the glassy. Aroma is grassy with plenty of yeast and bready malt. Fruit prevalent, but not the main focus - lemon, melon, banana and the fruit on the end display at Woodmanís. Taste of ripe fruit, bready malt, light yeast, banana and mild spices. Easy drinking and tasty, not too funky, not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Spicy, fruity, and quite tart. Very refreshing. Very nice, bright golden color. Just the right amount of bitterness.

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