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RATINGS: 648   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Poured a cloudy honey color with a thin white head. Aroma is orange, lemon, grass, dough, and earthy. Taste is bubblegum, banana, orange, grass, and a nice lingering sweetness that is refreshing.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1259) - Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Slightly hazy yellow with a fair white head. Balanced aroma. Yeasty. Fruity. Flavor follows. Yeasty. Citrus. Lemony. Smooth medium body. Fair dryness and sweetness. Tasty and drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (719) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 24, 2014
I had this at Flying Saucer. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Taste citrus, tart, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1239) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy light straw colored body. The aroma lemon and "brett". Smells nice. The taste has a strong bitter and sour start, smooths out and finishes with a mild lemon bitter note. The texture is fizzy with a lighter body. Fizzy and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Fruity and slightly tart is spot on. Light in body for the abv. Vibrant cloudy yellow, yeast driven for sure on the palate. I liked it, but I’m hoping for standouts from GD. This was "pretty good.""

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (1425) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2014
This beer was kind of interesting. I wasn’t expecting the 7.3%. This beer has some yeast notes dominating. Belgian flavors throughout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft sample. Very malty belgian ale that has a flavor reminiscent of cotton candy. How you can call this a saison I don’t know.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
This is an exceptionally flavorful beer, maybe on the sweet and heavy side but definitely very tasty. It is cloudy golden in appearance and it has a decent sized ring of mixed bubbles for a head. It smells of citrus, lilac and banana. This is a full bodied beer and quite thick and oily. This does bring out some juicy citrus tones but overall I think this would be much better were it lighter bodied and more drinkable. Carbonation seems to be moderate but is toned down a bit by the strong sweetness. It finishes w/ a firm citrus rind bitterness which helps bring some balance though. This does have a nice flavor profile overall but I feel like it needs to be toned down a bit to be any better than OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (610) - Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Nice Pour on this brew. Cloudy light yellow with a light white head. Flavor is lightly fruity and smooth

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (176) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Cloudy golden beer with a virtually non-existent white head. Pungent nose of preserved lemon, sour yeast, and grains of paradise. Flavor is light and crisp with some green apple, pear, and citrus followed by a heady bitterness. Good saison, not exceptional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (297) - Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Hazy golden brew with the aroma of citrus and bread. Taste is very sweet and it is sticky, so sticky sweet. Fruit, mild citrus, a tart bite and aftertaste. Very interesting to drink and one of the better Saison beers that I have had. With the amount of yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle I have to wonder if this was bottle conditioned.


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