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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


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
I love it. Just the right amount of funk. I let it settle, so it poured only slightly cloudy straw yellow, could have a lot more sediment if you like. Strong lemon and yeasty bread dough aroma. Sweet and tart with lots of fruit- lemon, apricot, tart apple - and a little spice. Lots of yeast character, sour funk, tartness, and that spiciness. Fairly quick dry finish. I’d put it in the biere de garde category rather than saison.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (752) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods. Hazy gold pour with soapy white head. Passionfruit, citrus, banana, cereal. Moderately sweet and bitter. Light, crisp body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wvhoran (73) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a large fluffy white head. Yeasty nose, zesty, bright. Flavour of yeast, light malt, citrus zest. Sweet with a dry finish. Fairly simple, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Rich hazy golden coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of grass, hay, wheat, yeast and a lot of herbs and spices - very nice and floral as well. Light to Medium-bodied; Grassy and dry herbal flavours dominate the beer with an emphasis on wheat and the strong yeast strain. Aftertaste has a slight sweetness, and perhaps a few noticeable hops, but the flavour is centred around the dry and floral wheat and spice notes that dominate. Overall, a very nice beer and a consistent saison with what you’d expect to drink littered throughout the smell and tastes - definitely worth trying or buying a lot of if you like the style, since i’ts available in many places! I sampled this pint on draught at the brewpub in downtown Denver, Colorado with haddon90 on 07-June-2014.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (113) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a hazy yellow. Good fruity yeast aroma. Funky yeast taste. Lemon, hay, bread, very earthy. Smooth finish. Very good saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (794) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Draft at College Inn. Pours hazy yellow with splotchy white head and irregular lacing. Lemon zest, pepper, mineral, somewhat floral, just the lightest touch of bubble gum. Lightly sweet up front gives way to a dry, slightly tart finish. Medium body, lively, prickly carbonation. Refreshing, despite the 7.3%. Overall: this is a very nice saison -- it’s nice to find a non-bretted/wild American saison that isn’t straight up bubble gum and coriander. Would drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a loose white head. Big sweet lemon and floral nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Sweet lemon and floral mid palate. Long clean dry finish. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2014
On tap at RnH. Hazy blonde pour. Dry, peppery, rustic barnyard funk. Not that sugary, so I don’t get that bubble gum flavor I don’t like in saisons. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (844) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Belgian yeast, banana, citrus, and spice in the aroma. Flavor is a little sweet and fruity with some underlying musty barnyard flavors. Bitter citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
12 oz pours a cloudy yellow color with a nice white head. Aromas of fruit, wheat, lemon. Light bodied, but complex, with a nice tart finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
An average saison. Pours a slightly cloudy straw yellow color with white head. Some light fruit and raw wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes dry.


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