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RATINGS: 636   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Dave from Great Divide bought me my round at Kraftworks. Aroma of citrus and belgian yeast. Pours yellow and hazy with a medium fluffy head. Bold taste of light citrus, nutmeg and yeast. Kicks you in the mouth and stays there. Yummmm. Thanks, Dave.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle into tulip. Straw colored with floaties, highly carbonated, an endlessly morphing two finder head. Musky, spicy/floral aromas- I get yeast, cantaloupe, barnyard, violet, caramel, wet wool, metal shavings, sycamore tree… Flavor is much more crisp and fruity than I expected from the nose; sweetish, citric, chamomille and pepper, lychee, five spice. The palate is light, gassy, and sharp as ice shards. Kind of a Sprite and brettanomyces aftertaste. Leaves the tounge tingling. A complex and refreshing beer that is exemplary of the style. Even better than Saison Dupont.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (280) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 This one is great! You’re in for a treat. Aroma is of citrus, a little funk, and dough (yeast notes). Pours a pale golden that’s clear with a white head. A slight sour tartness with lots of fruity, yeast attributes and a tiny bit of indistinguishable funk. Finishes dry and sweet. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
airrick2003 (443) - Louisiana, USA - APR 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 Appearance: Very hazy light yellow color, has a medium to large size head that is pretty dense, Aroma: bread, sour, tart, citrus, lime?, wild aromas very strong Taste: tart, moderately sour, lime, hints of bitterness Palate: soft c02, high froth, leaves a bitter and sour aftertaste, Overall: great beer, you do get some alcohol notes coming thru, I really like this beer I wish we got it in LA

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (174) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Crisp, fruity ale. The fruit doesn't overpower. A welcome taste. A gold standard for saison beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nazbotica (15) - Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Aroma is yeast, white pepper, apple, white peach, white tea. Flavor is apple, white tea, white pepper, yeasty protein, save blanc, cereal. Yeah, I said white a lot. Medium to light body, good carbonation. Very clear appearance, like pale apple juice. The best 6 pack saison I have ever had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KamGoPro (52) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Refreshing malts and varying yeasts. Fresh citrus flavors and very mild betterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Fairly hazy, golden yellow, poured into a Duvel tulip, rocky white head, crazy lacing, very cavernous head... Mild funk, saison yeast, light fruits, bright aroma, inviting... Slightly fruity, sliightly yeasty, a little peppery... Medium body with an airy quality, lively, gets a little yeasty as it warms... I really liked this...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nayho (17) - - AUG 7, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2012 Cloudy straw color, bright white head. Mild aroma of pilsner hay. Flavors reminiscent of classic saisons, but over 7abv its a bit strong. Mouthful creamy and full of wheat, maybe a bit big for a summer beer. Phenols at a nice level. A little bit cloying for style.Overall though a well made beer that ill get again. Tough style to interpret, so props to G D.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
I love it. Just the right amount of funk. I let it settle, so it poured only slightly cloudy straw yellow, could have a lot more sediment if you like. Strong lemon and yeasty bread dough aroma. Sweet and tart with lots of fruit- lemon, apricot, tart apple - and a little spice. Lots of yeast character, sour funk, tartness, and that spiciness. Fairly quick dry finish. I’d put it in the biere de garde category rather than saison.


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