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RATINGS: 643   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevintenney (4) - Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
I love this beer. Fruity and dry. Perfect porch pounder on a hot, dry Colorado summer day. Goes down very fast.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
From bottles and on tap. Pours a straw yellow with significant head. Aromas of spices and slight funkiness. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of straw hops, Italian herbs, citrus zest, white pepper, orange, coriander, clove, cereal malts. Overall very refreshing with a farmhouse feel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12oz bottle. Byo. This is good. Flat out good. If you enjoy tank 7 by boulevard and a good hefe weisen you’ll like this for sure.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1595) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours a straw yellow with three fingers of fluffy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is yeast and wheat. Very slight floral aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet with some malt. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Pours a translucent golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of floral and perfumey hops, spicy saison yeast esters and bready pils malt. Flavor of pepper, fruity saison esters, pils malt, nice and dry. Well done saison.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4166) - Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Tap @ TacoMac, Crabapple. Hazy golden color. Bright white head. Some floaties. Aroma of citrus, light orange. Lots of breadiness and straw. Flavor has a big doughiness, lots of straw and hay. Lingering bitterness in the finish with a hint of lemon.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10775) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. An excellent Saison. Pours a hazy, yellow-gold with a soft, white head. Lovely aroma of herbs, spices, some grass and wheat. Sweet flavor with light pepper, flowers, hints of citrus and some mild bitters. Light to medium in body, pleasantly fizzy. Refreshing, and with a flavor deep enough to excite. Really nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Appearance: slightly cloudy sunflower yellow. Aroma: yeast, spices, fruit, honey, rice. Taste: yeasty tart fruit, restrained bitterness, underlying honeyed sweetness. Finish: surprisingly long and dry, but with a light and sweet cereal note. Notes: Extremely refreshing. A perfect summer beer. Can see myself savoring two or three while grilling. Great flavor; really enjoyed the finish. A funny story about this. Colette was one of the first beers I ever tried beyond the usual American lagers as I started my beer tasting journey. I loved it, but could only find the one bottle. In despair, I emailed the following note to their website. oh, an ode to your Colette; were I a poet I’d write one / hot day of work, need a brew; Colette the right one / seasonal ale, rustic farmhouse-styled Belgian / quaffed. quenching my thirst but no belchin’ / complex the flavors, seven point three ABV / the taste so swell, so mellow; are you frickin’ kidding me? / the interwebs, a series of tubes: seeking information / available April through May, apparently the situation / but ’lo, nowhere the Colette to be found / in Maryland, swampy DC, or regions around / ’we’re all out’ the sadd’ning cry / the merchant’s voice cracking, a tear in his eye / contact the distributor (Legends of B’more) / ’whence the Colette, my dear do you see more?’ / none to be had, none to be touched / seems in my quest for Colette I’m now screwed / Colette oh Colette / whither a case to be had, sure I’d buy one (or three!) / Colette oh Colette / I’d stab a hobo could I but taste one (just in the knee) / This was their response: We here at Great Divide are pained by your loss, / Where taps abound of claymore and hoss, / But just as seasonals those two once were, / A good thing never stays gone for sure. / Alas, behold, with the oncoming heat, / Belgica, from the low countries provides a treat, / Of belgian pils, american and euro hops / An offering truly worthy of the Ardennes mountaintops! / While not Collette, with its entrancing flavor, / Belgica is one beer truly to be savored, / A perfect pairing with spicy crabcakes, / Thai curry, mussels, also work great. / Definitely available in a store near you, / Your local distributor would know best too, / Legends, Baltimore is your one stop shop / For all Great Divide Suds, so worry not. / So here’s to you Jeremy, we raise our glass / Of Belgica, from here in CO; in the Salty Balty at last!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy bright yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma is very nice, lemon citrus, farmhouse and yeasty. Flavor is very much the same with a mild malt backbone and fruity notes. Mouthfeel is light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, I really enjoyed this!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2011
May I be so bold to say that this is one of the finer Saison’s made by an American brewer that does not specialize in them. Very, very nice indeed.


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