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RATINGS: 651   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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stefa (2) - Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012 does not count
Dough yeast aroma, no hop/minimal bread malt pale and hazy, minimal head retention medium sweetness light body, lively carbonation, long and creamy finish super refreshing - I wait all year for this tasty seasonal. Great beer for weekend afternoon chillin’

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Awesome beer! Great taste with a big Belgium bite. Spicy nose. Cloudy and beautiful. I will get this everytime I see it. Perfect AVB.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle at Euclid Hall into a white wine glass. A: Pours a very pretty creamy golden straw with just a touch of haze. The head is stark white but settles quickly over the beer, fantastic lacing. S: Wilde yeast meets biscuity malts and rounded out by tart tropical fruit and lemon yest. Funk is apparent but balanced by the citrus notes and earthy grassy aromas. T: Tart and mouth watering. Lemon is the dominate fruit but so is the wild Belgian yeast. Funky notes dance with tart tropical citrus and balanced by earthy grass and terroir. Finish is very long, quite pretty, and dry inviting you to taste over and over. M: Light to medium bodied with fantastic carbonation. Coats the palate lightly and evenly from front to back with a clean dry finish. D: This is a fantastic interpretation of a Belgian Farmhouse or Saison style. The Belgian yeast is perfect funk to the malt and the mild hops. Clean and crisp with tart citrus fruits, terroir, and medicinal flavors. Love the dry lingering finish. Perfect beer for a hot summer day or just sitting on the porch.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheRussB (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2012
6/11/12- Pours straw yellow with a fluffy bright white 2f head. Aromas of green apple, funk, lemon, and slightly floral. Light and creamy, with soft carbonation. Tart green apple and lemon dominate the palate, before a spicy floral note makes itself known. Sourness sticks to the tongue through a dry finish. One of the more sour farmhouse ales I've had and the normal herbal dryness isn't as strong- for me these are good things. This will be a regular for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 ounce bottle. A: Pours an unfiltered golden with solid white lacing. S: Very malty with various citrus fruits. T: Herbs and spices complement the citrus fruits present in this brew, incredibly complex for a warm weather style. M: On the lighter side with average carbonation. D: Very nice and goes down easy on a hot day.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
5lbpossum (1) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2012 does not count
I really loved this beer. Complex esters, but not too heavy on the banana. Spicy. Not too sweet and not too dry. Great saison!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snownirvana (70) - - OCT 15, 2012
From bottle into chalice. A: wheaty with tree fruit. App: very light, bright gold! Bright white, small yet frothy head. T: pine, citrus, amazing fruit. P: super crisp, many many bubbles. Lengthy aftertaste of kiwi.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bomber311 (2) - Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013 does not count
Full of taste and character, this Saison is exceptional and should not passed by. Cheers!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjstacker (4) - - SEP 28, 2013 does not count
I compare all farmhouse ales to Oxbow’s farmhouse pale, criticize my benchmark all you want but it’s a near perfect beer. The "Colette" is nearly as good, i’m very happy with the aroma and taste, it represents the style quite well. I wish it was more readily available.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Information on the bottle includes a short description of the beer, a "Bottled On" date and the abv% (7.3). Appearance: 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. Smell: The aroma is of floral and spicy almost grassy hops with a pale base of biscuity malt. Taste/Palate: 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. Notes: Great Divide Is right on with very tasty farmhouse ale!!!


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