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RATINGS: 685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Bottled Mar 10, 2010 A- Pours a cloudy orange yellow with a monstrous bubbly white head. A- The aroma contains yeast, lemon meringue pie and wet hay. Very promising. Spicy and inviting. T- The taste is extremely refreshing, and probably dangerously so considering the high ABV for a saison. The taste starts out with some light maltiness followed by a nice carbonated bite. Citrus flavors and hints of spices with some earthy hops near the end. Finish contains banana-clove smoothness and then a clean finish. Wow what a journey. P- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. O- This is a dangerously drinkable beer that is very refreshing. Overall, this is a fantastic saison and another great beer from Great Divide. Serving type: 12-oz bottle Reviewed on: 05-29-2010


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMCtime (48) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
Light with a mild spice and hints of apple and a slight tartness. Crisp dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestlake (187) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle pours a hazy, light orange. Aroma is funky, yeasty, and slightly fruity. Taste is great, fruity, spicy, yeasty. Loved it. Will be buying again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (478) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Yeast, wheat and fruit drive this train. Appearance- Pours a murky yellow with a large white head. Taste- Citrus is a predominate flavor that blends well with the wheat Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- A good brew, worth giving a try.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (363) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 15, 2015
Farmhouse ale. I get an aroma of bandaids and a bit of malty sweetness from this clearish blonde brew. Very sweet and yeasty tasting in this full bodied brew. Not a farmhouse ale person at all. For the style they did a decent job.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (543) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
bottle poured into a tulip glass..hazy gold with a fluffy white head..aroma of bread,grapefruit,spices..tastes just like it smells with a dry finish..solid.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (181) - California, USA - APR 1, 2015
12 Fl OZ ($12 6pack) an absolute great beer for the hot weather. Has a high ABV and is super drinkable. Flavor is very good, has the right farmhouse hops and yeast to produce the perfect taste. First beer I’ve had from the maker and it is excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eggraid101 (37) - Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
They call this a farmhouse ale but this is much better than any farmhouse ale I've had. Taste of honey but not sweet. A light spiciness like pepper and an apricot or orange finish I think. Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Old rating. Nice fruity saison. Big grapefruit, spice, orange peel, yeast. Very fruity overall. Drinkable, but slightly heavy for a saison.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (93) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into stemmed tulip. Hazy/opaque. Dark straw/yellow. Moderate pour produces strong head; dissipates fairly quickly. No lacing. Nose is citrus, floral, maybe hay or grass. Mouthfeel, surprisingly creamy for a farmhouse. For the style, moderate-to-low carbonation. Taste is nice. Strong orange citrus, floral, a little strawberry, and a bitter hops aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savage_Night (34) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Immediately right after opening the bottle you get citrus, grapefruit and spices aroma. Pours clear , gold hue with a good white head. Head retention is ok, dissipates rather quick. Taste of citrus, grapefruit, spices, yeast, slightly bitter/sour and Orange zest. Crisp feel in the mouth with a slight dryness at the end. As a saison it’s not my favorite but it’s within my top 5. This is definitely a brew that can be enjoyed year round. Glad I was able to get a few packs.


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