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RATINGS: 636   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frahmo (248) - Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2013
12 oz bottle. Golden pour with a white head. Super tasty beer, I would have guess a golden ale by the taste and mouthfeel. Malty with a backbone of sweet, mild yeasty flavor. Super easy drinker with medium body. ABV is hidden well in this guy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dansac (89) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Hard to qualify this as a saison; it’s more like a light tripel, or a golden belgian. Lots of belgian yeast, no barnyard funk, or prominent citrus. Pours bright yellow, with a decent head. Very, very sweet for a ’saison’, lots of banana, butterscotch, and some spice. It tastes like a light version of Allagash’s Triple, or La fin du Monde. Very nice stuff, super drinkable, tasty and rich.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12oz bottle. Byo. This is good. Flat out good. If you enjoy tank 7 by boulevard and a good hefe weisen you’ll like this for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On draft at The Big Hunt in D.C. the beer is hazy and straw to golden hued with a quarter inch of white head. the aroma offers malt, grass, light spice, coriander, pepper. Medium bodied and malty, with a bit of a harsh / aggressive hop punch toward the finish. Pepper and alcohol, citrus, lemon. A bit unrefined. Not bad, but lacking the elegant complexity and/or drinkability I was seeking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (143) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Banana, bubblegum, yeasty. Pale cloudy yellow, medium white head. Slight bitterness, bready balanced by bubblegum. Alcohol is slightly present, slightly oily, relatively lively. Pretty darn good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle. Wine Warehouse. CHO. Pours cloudy golden with 1/2" of foamy white head. Smells of sour wheat and grass. Tastes of sour grasses, lemon, rice, and wax lips.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Very middling Saison. Not enough earthy seasoning for me. Pours hazy yellow with less than expected head. Scent is grass and nutmeg. Tastes is not well balanced between spice, bitter, and sweet. Medium and undercarbonated. Blah. Draft - Manuel’s Tavern - Atlanta, GA

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
benpickens (397) - Camarillo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
This reminds me so much of la fin du monde which is strange... pours opaque gold with white frothy head that doesn’t hold well. Bubble gum and yeasty nose. Crisp on the tongue with a nice finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
tap - tasty fruity saison. Touch of barnyard funk, hay and sheep milk cheese. Dry, slightly hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
A very nice Saison. Not particularly extreme, but a nice understated beer with grassyness and some belgian spicyness.


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