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RATINGS: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 Hazy gold, thick white head. Tropical fruit on the nose, pepper, coriander, banana, toasty wheat. Floral and herbal hop notes. Tastes kind of doughy for the style, with more tropical fruit and banana esters, something a little plasticy about it. Light pepper and spice on the finish with more herbal hops. Very ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (955) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Pretty solid saison. Could use more spice but still good. Wish it came in bombers. Don’t know if I drink saisons enough to want to buy 6 of them.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (946) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Draught. Copper, cloudy pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and faint barnyard funk. Sharp taste of malt and hops. Lacks the typical dry aftertaste of a saison. Nothing really stands out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dermi (946) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (945) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Belgian yeast, banana, citrus, and spice in the aroma. Flavor is a little sweet and fruity with some underlying musty barnyard flavors. Bitter citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (936) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Yeast, wheat and fruit drive this train. Appearance- Pours a murky yellow with a large white head. Taste- Citrus is a predominate flavor that blends well with the wheat Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- A good brew, worth giving a try.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2009
22oz bomber served in a tulip. Lightly hazed golden pour with a thick head of fizzy off-white foam that slowly faded away. Spotty lace. The aroma had flowers, light honey, wheat, and light citrus. The flavor was light and crisp. Notes of lemony citrus, grass, and spicy yeast. Also some lightly toasted wheat. The yeast is fairly subdued. Light to medium-bodied. Brisk carbonation. I was hoping for a little more complexity. Simple and easy-drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tennessejed420 (926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2011
bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with fizzy white head. Aroma of lemon, sour wheat, spices. Taste is at first sweet wheat, quite sweet almost like a hoegaarden, which gives way to a finish that is fruity and citrusy, with moderate spicing throughout. Honestly I was overall a little disappointed by this beer, but what do you expect for an American made saison that is only $9.99 a 6 pack. Great Divide has always impressed me with all their styles except their belgians. This one I find would more accurately be described as a normal witbier than a saison. But ultimately there is nothing really wrong with this beer, and I am not upset to be drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow color with a bright white foamy head. Taste is kinda grassy. Some sweetness that i can’t pinpoint. Small bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (924) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
Light cloudy yellow, light carbonation. Aromas remind me oh sooo much of the gum I grew up chewing, JUICY FRUIT!!! Other than that you have banana, spice(little ginger), lemon zests, light yeasty presence, with slight sour apple. Flavors of lemon, sour apple, hay, slight honey and banana esters. Slightly sour, dry, sweet, complex, zesty, not watery, crisp, refreshing (but I don’t encourage to many of these "refreshing" beers in one sitting). Man this Saison might be one of my favorites thus far in my journey of tastemanships.


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