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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2010 Bottled 04-09. Pours a hazy, straw color with an average, white, fizzy head which is nearly all diminishing and leaves no lace. Nose carries mostly floral hops, some corn, and faint esters, maybe some paint notes too... Flavor is better but still not to my liking; creamed corn, light lemon, faint banana esters, and minimal hops with a light bitterness. Palate is light to medium, quite lively, and watery texture with hints of dryness. Finishes average with mostly the light tartness and light herbal bitterness. A big disappointment for me, nothing resembling a saison; the tartness is minimal, the bitterness is minimal, and there is none of the typical spice and herbs. Maybe I was a bit too harsh on this one but the corn and paint notes were hard to get over. I tried this as Colette and the only things I would change about my rating is the appearance is nicer and the paint notes are not there. Better but nothing much still

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (1152) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2009
bottled on 4/15 - This brew pours a pale golden body with a relatively short-lived white cap of head. The aroma is very yeasty, spicy and phenolic with a lot of fruity esters. A lot of clove, banana, some band-aid rubbery-ness, very grassy and buttered biscuit maltyness. I could crush this beer like I would a Belgian Witt. I do suspect a Belgian Wit Ale yeast and a German Hefe yeast are two of the yeasts here, as it has so many similarities. Nice beer, but not as fused as many Saisons, and for $6.99 a 22oz, I can think of a few other Saison styles I may pick up before this one… but once more, still a Nice indulgence!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2009
22 oz. bottle from my nephew, Jim. Hazy yellow with a soft, medium white head. Aroma has honey, lemon, light fruit, and some floral features. Medium body and effervescence, very clean palate. Soft sweetness followed by a lemony tartness. Decent summer refresher.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
Decent head, yellow, mostly clear. Typical saison aroma with some spice and fruit - maybe some citrus in there. Taste has more citrus with a bit of a grass twang to it. It’s a good Saison, though the alcohol level seems a bit high. But kudos for making this one available in 12 oz bottles. The trend to everyone going to 500ml and 750ml bottles (though profitable for the brewery) is getting tough on me and my pocketbook.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Golden pour from bottle. Taste is lemon, horse blanket, grain and wheat. Smooth finish. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1118) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Cloudy yellow pour with a huge and frothy white head. Musty bready aroma. Nice, spicy flavor with a definite tart finish. High carbonation. Slightly fruity, yeasty aftertaste. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dermi (1109) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Tap@Kuikka. Hazy yellow with decent white head. Aroma: Fermented smell, yeasty smell. Notes of citrus. Taste: Med sweet, notes of acidity. Fruity flavours. Some malt. Palate: Medium body, notable carbonation. Good saison.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (1107) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Aromas of banana, coriander and wheat. Appears a nice gold with no foam. Flavors of banana, citrus, light fruits and wheat. Finish leaves a subtle biscuit malt. Overall, nothing special. Just your average saison/wheat beer. I’d give this a B- rating.


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