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RATINGS: 680   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (741) - - JUN 2, 2013
2013 draught to a snifter. Pours a hazy straw yellow with small fizzy white head. Aroma is citrus, a little barnyard funk with malt and a little tartness. Taste is the same with some grassiness and a little sweetness and some spice. Dry mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttutony (738) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Slightly hazy golden color with a fluffy white head. Grainy aroma, a touch of a yeasty spice. Decent tanginess on the palate with a bit of hop bitterness and more of the grainy malt flavors. I like saisons; this one was not one of my favorites.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (732) - - FEB 10, 2013
Malty aroma with fruity notes. Pours golden amber colored with a decent head. Very malty flavor with fruity notes finishes smooth with slight hoppy notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkguardian (726) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold. Its definitely a saison. Nose is yeasty sweet with light spiciness and lots of grassy, hay filled lemon notes. A somewhat off putting cleanser note is also present. Flavor has a great fruity light spicy flavor. Modest sweetness. Missing the spicy profile of the best saisons. A pretty solid effort from a pretty solid american brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into chalice. Appearance: Pale, hazy yellow with rapidly vanishing head that does not leave much behind. Aroma: Sweet with candi sugar and banana. Very light clove and white pepper. Taste: Fairly sweet taste as well, with a focus on banana, some tropical fruit, sugar and light wheat and rice. Finish dries up somewhat with light clove and spiciness. Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body. Not quite as dry or effervescent as desired in a really good Saison. Overall: Some nice flavors here, but hampered slightly by the mouthfeel. Great Divide makes some great American/English ales, but they have yet to prove to me that they can make an excellent Belgian brew, although this is damn close. Quite enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
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. The aroma is of floral and spicy almost grassy hops with a pale base of biscuity malt. 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shorlin (714) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Initial lemon aroma with a good bit of farmhouse funk to follow. Pour is quite yellow, small white head. Taste is tart lemon, little spice, little funk. Very refreshing, not a long finish. Very good beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - APR 16, 2013
Tap sample. Cloudy yellow color with a small white head. Yeasty nose, with some funk, tart lemon peel and faint hops. Citrusy sweet flavors, tartness, earth, some vommit and low bitterness. Not balanced, not very impressive and hard to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTeusink (704) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Pretty golden pour with foamy white head, nice to look at. Depth to smell ,but threre were a lott of sourish notes, green apples and tartness up front. There were some hidden cloved elements, some slightly oaked or woody flavors there. I liked the flavor a lot more than the aroma and felt that it was fairly easy to drink and was rather quenching as well. Nothing really stood out in a pretty standard example of the style.


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