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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (665) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bright Saison, great for a spring ale for sure. The farmhouse floral is a touch fruity but with a wheat body.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
islay (1540) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2015
12 oz. can, consumed on 8-30-15. Pours a grainy, hay-like dirty gold with a large amount of cream-colored to light taupe head. Mostly clear with some haze. Very pleasant, floral, grassy, classic saison aroma explodes from the pour. Wheaten, hefeweizen-like flavor but stronger and better than a typical hefeweizen. Vanilla and cinnamon-like wheaten spiciness. Light hoppy dryness in the finish. A touch of booze. Tasty! Medium body. Frothy and smooth. Lively enough in the palate. I’m pleasantly surprised by just how good this is. I shouldn’t be, because Great Divide has been churning out well above average beer for a long time by craft brewing standards. This is an underrated saison here on RateBeer. Refreshing summer beer. The aroma and the flavor on this one are well above par.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
N3lson1 (533) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Poured from twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass, thank you Danny! Pours a yellow, orange, but very translucent. Has a sour aroma and a sour taste to it, a very well done Saison

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuchessOfIowa (68) - Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Faint banana and a bunch of cereal and wheat in the nose and flavor. Nice grassy notes and grain throughout the course of the beer. Golden hay hue with moderate head and lacing.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AlabastorJones (812) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2015
foggy yellow, big rocky white head, nose is tart belg yeast, sweet maltose, belg tripel flavor... i understand that nobody in the us wants to fugg with brett in the brew house, but why claim "farmhouse ale"? Seems stupid to me, i mean i know a lot of breweries do this - to the point that i avoid "farmhouse ales" even though I actually love a real, true farmhouse ales. Out of respect for the style, I will slaughter all fake saisons.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1726) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Can that pours a cloudy yellow with white head. Traditional farmhouse aroma a little funk a little grassy and a little malty. Flavor has some banana and more of the aromas in it. Basic farmhouse ale nothing to great but not bad either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6621) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours murky yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of spice, yeasty, dough. Taste is light citrus, more spicy yeast. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours hazy yellow, nose is yeasty toffee, orange, light spices, taste is juicy citrus, dry, herbal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (792) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2015
12oz bottle, Hazy pale straw pour with small ring. Mild funky farmhouse with juicy fruit followed by citrus aromas. Mix of Brett with bubblegum and citrus flavors. Semi sweet with a touch of tart. Smooth and good. Will but more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arne91 (5) - - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Veldig god øl, bra smak uten å få en overdøvende smak av alkoholprosenten. Verdt å prøve

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (1070) - ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Keg. Hazy yellow gold and a thick off white head. Nose is like hay and straw steeped in marzipan. More marzipan in the mouth with some banana leaves. Drinks really nice and belies its ABV.


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