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RATINGS: 735   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 18, 2016
Canned on March 23rd, 2016. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy to cloudy burnt yellow color with a thin layer of white foamy head that dissipated immediately. Light lacing speckled around the glass nicely. The smell had some bubblegum, light Belgian spices, sweet grass, and a light yeasty breadiness. The taste was mainly bready sweet with the spices coming across far underneath. Sweet bready aftertaste. Smooth wet finish. On the body, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing spices to hit a little more on my tongue. Overall, this was a pretty good saison that I could have again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1429) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma and taste are yeasty, fruits, and some banana.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (19734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando... Golden yellow amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet bready fruits nose... Soft sweet fruits.. Long dry Light zezty brett.. Light brett orange

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (568) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Murky straw with minimal white head. Aromas of fruity esters, over ripe pear, touch of vinegar and pepper. Dry, spicy and estery flavours, with lingering alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dermi (1042) - 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 (1083) - 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 (1222) - 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 (1097) - 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 (176) - 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 (856) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Big fruity grassy flavors. Hazy murky yellow color. Wet dirt spiced straw flavors. The flavor fades slow.


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