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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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1305) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Very big yeast aroma. Very sweet aroma as well. Hard to determine the sweet aromas, but they are noticeable. Maybe a spicy apple acidic aroma. Pungent aroma that is fairly decent. Haze yellow in appearance. Very weird yeast flavor. A short lived flavor. For $7 for a 22 oz. this beer could be a lot better. Shame on Great Divide. Not a very smooth aroma. It just kind of gives a subtle carbonated bite then dies down. The yeast taste lingers throughout, and then that sharp acrid flavor just cuts through. Decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle. Poured cloudy yellow with frothy white head. Aroma of spice, fruit and a yeasty whiff. Tart flavour, fruit, spice, citrus. Something off, not sure what, in the finish. Possibly the inclusion of rice in the mix. Refreshing on a hot day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Poured a hazy pale yellow color, nice head but below a full saison head. The aroma was hefe-like with only gentle funk, yeasty. The flavor was lemon, bananas, grass, and more yeast. The mouthfeel was mildely carbonated for the style, some dryness in the finish, but more lemongrass than anything. A decent brew, but not outstanding within the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4541) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2010
On tap at Beer Temple. Slightly hazy golden colour, dense white head. Aroma of yeast, funk, some dung, fruity, floral and a bit tart. Flavour is slightly tart, sweet, sugary, fruity, yeast, tart-bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not my kind of flavours, but not bad either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2010
Pours pale golden with a white head. Aroma is lemon, pepper, spice, and a little wheat. Flavor is sweet, citrus, peppery spice, with a lightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Lightly hazy gold, big fluffy white head with nice lacing. Nose is bready malt, some yeasty fruits (orange, white grapes, unripe plums), some candied citrus - a bit sweet. Flavor is bready malt, yeast, alcohol, some spices (pepper, coriander, lemongrass). Long sweet malty finish. could really stand to be better attenuated - not bad, but not something I would want more than 1, maybe 2 bottles of.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 7, 2010
On tap @ Humpys. Pours hazy yellow with a dense white head. Aroma of lemon pudding, coriander and wheat. Flavor of sour yeast, lots of spices and some light wheat in the finish. Medium body with a slightly low carbonation for the style and a semi dry mouth feel. Overall a nice beer with lots of flavor but the low carbonation and mouth feel hold this back for me.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2010
This may be my favorite Saison. Not a very aromatic beer. It pours with a medium, white head. The flavor is a mix of straw grasses and lemon. But I like the yeast impact more than French/Belgian strains in the Farmhouse ales.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2010
12 oz bottle, pours a hazy golden color with copious head. Aroma is overwhelmingly spicy as expected with high malt content, not very complex. Taste was a good mix between bitter and spicy, with more bitterness than spicyness. Palate was moderately rough and nice full body. Decent saison, good bold palate stands out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. Hazy pale with a white head that settles to a ring. Aroma of citrus and a slight fruity background. The flavor found citrus, grass, yeast, farmhouse funk. Light body and a tart hoppiness.


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