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RATINGS: 685   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (751) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours a very hazy yellow with a nice head. Aroma is very grassy and floral, with some citrus notes as well. Taste is floral and sweet. Contains grapefruit, lemon, and wheat. Finish is dry and sweet. Goes down very easy, making this a little surprising that it is this potent. Another review of mine of a Great Divide product that has left me very pleased.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle. Poured a light hazy yellow color with a small white head. Nose is malt, light herbal/floral hops, bread, and spice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Flavor is slightly sweet and slightly acidic some spice and fruit flavors are present. Somewhat sweet tangy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Colette has an unexpected sequence of layers: it pours a foggy yellow, puts off a funky smell, provides a black licorice taste, and then finishes with a fruit-infused kicker. I liked the small surprise of each step along the way, even though I usually don’t care for black licorice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (733) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (726) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Tap at flying saucer Fort Worth. Tart, earthy, spice, citrus, lemon zest. Slightly cloudy, golden color, small head. Good brew

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shorlin (718) - 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


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