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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (323) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow with thin white cap. Yeast and citrus (mostly lemon) in the aroma. Slightly tart with a nice clean citrus flavor. A bit of earthy funk as well. Light body, nice crisp carbonation. Nice drinkable saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1292) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy light golden color with a thick head that fades to some lacing. Aroma primarily of yeast with fruit in the background. Taste is similar with yeast and a fruity sweetness. Has a nice tart touch with a dry finish. Moderate body, tart, but quite smooth and refreshing. There is no hint of the 7.3% ABV. Enjoyable beer nice take on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2158) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2014
This is a solid and complex beer with bits of funk, bits of tartness, bits of fruit and citrus and a nicely spicy finish. I’m liking it quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blkrubiops (14) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours a hazy light golden with a 3/4 in head. Subtle fruit aromas and a good crisp finish. Good summer beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
bottle. hazy golden with one finger head. lightly fruity with a touch of sourness. no funk at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (537) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Cloudy yellow with medium small white head. Floral and citrus aroma. Medium-light body. Carbonated. Flavor is mostly lemony. A little sweet but not overly so with off-dry finish. A little wheat. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1520) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle from a mix a sixer. Poured a hazy yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is yeasty, citrus, banana. The flavour is lightly sweet, tangy, eastery, bit sourish. Very refreshing with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
B0mber: Yell0w and hazy b0died with a 2-finger head, this had a clean funk (?) ar0ma with s0me fl0ral scents, a hint 0f h0neyed bread, and a quiet fruitiness. That describes much 0f the flav0r, which saw the additi0n 0f a hint 0f lic0rice and a citric bitterness. Dry finish. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frlrv1020 (58) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pretty yeasty! Nice opaque yellow color. Smells like cereal with a tinge of honey. There’s a faint lemony taste. Very earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zombywoof (444) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Lemon and floral notes with some clove. This is an OK saison but unremarkable.

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