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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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2009
A frothy white head dances on top of this pale yellow brew. Slight haze, typical of the style. Hints of lemon, Belgian yeast, spicy hops and fresh grains in the nose. The flavor is awash in balanced complexity, with not nearly as much Belgian funkiness as one would expect; rather, this saison showcases hefty doses of bready grains and spicy hop kisses. The yeast providing just enough phenolics and fruitiness to highlight a lemon character on the finish with just a hint of sweetness. Everything in terrific balance here. Dry, slightly astringent finish, but that is welcome in my ideal saisons. So it’s not as funky as some of the best Belgian versions, but it’s better than a lot of those. This could probably be considered more of a Strong Belgian Pale Ale, but then we’d just be splitting hairs...underrated.


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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miyauchi38 (1033) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1088) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Can at KISS Cafe, served in a tulip glass. Pours bright yellow golden with medium whites head that fades quickly. Aroma is clean lightly sweet crystal malt, mild yeasty notes on the back - fresh clove, banana, and slightly tart citrus. Taste is similar - light but persistent sweetness up front; cut by a heavier clove and yeast finish. Still quite dry and clean; and easy drinking - does not seem like a 7.3% beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (985) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
Aroma is fruity esters, banana and ripe pears with a touch of citrus. Taste is light malts, citrus and mild pears and banana sweetness. Very round and smooth flavors. Slight soft spices.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingaugusta (157) - Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Pours hazy blonde with a big white head. Nose has some funk and wheat with a hint of citrus. Flavor is a balanced Belgian ale with just enough tart to move it to a saison. very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (797) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Big fruity grassy flavors. Hazy murky yellow color. Wet dirt spiced straw flavors. The flavor fades slow.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (799) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2015
It pours a golden color with some hazing. It has a large, pillow head with minimal lacing. It has aromas of citrus fruit spices, a bit of floral, yeast, and a hint of lemon. It has initial citrus flavors with lemon, tart sensation after the first tastes, earthly elements, and some hints of salt. It is highly carbonated, has a light moderate feel, and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2015
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy golden, small head. Grainy pear aroma. Mid dry with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Pears and grains, lots of marzipan. Mid bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3340) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2015
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Cloudy dirty light amber color, fluffy white head, clouds of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that adds a burst of carbonation in the swallow, followed by spice and yeast on the way to a very lightly hopped finish. More a witbier than a saison, but still balanced and interesting. I like it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (14900) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Tap at Beer Hunters. Hazy yellow color, small steady color, lace. Saison yeasty, grassy aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Saison yeasty flavors, light white pepper. Banana. A bit yeasty messy and light.


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