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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Formerly Hale Ale: A fragrant saison blended with coriander, lemon balm, chamomile and lemon basil, some of which were sustainably grown on our "Pint Size Farm" at Hale Farm & Village.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
From bottle. Herbal and honey sweet nose, mild ginger and spice. Lemon grass. Medium amber-orange, hazy, with white lacing head. Medium body with medium to light carbonation, soft profile. This one is very sweet, with lots of honey and ginger, herbal notes (presumably the chamomille) and some lemon oil notes. Mild pilsner malt with grainy character, and not much in the way of hop bittering. A very herbal beer with a bit too much sweetness. Nice, but couldnít drink too many of these at once.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2009
From fall trip to Westlake, Ohio. Iíve started to like saison beers lately. This beer is average for the style - I just think the chamomile isnít appealing to me. Not a bad beer, just not preferred.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with almost no head. Aroma of chamomile, although slight. A little too spicy that covers any good flavor. Average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Going for funky pizazz and not even on the inside of the rim. Grassy, thin, a chalky mineral taste. Not gritty but tastes gritty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color topped by a small, foamy white head that settles to a thin film. The aroma is very vegetal with hints of chamomile and an unwanted pungent smell of stewed peas. The flavor follows suit with more of the stewed peas and other weird vegetal flavors. Medium bodied with subtle carbonation and lengthy, spicy finish. This is the 2nd time Iíve had this and the first time just thought it was a bad bottle. Now I know that itís just not good at all.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2009
12oz bottle shared by SoLan. Pours a hazy gold with a small off-white head. Nose and flavor both dominated by vegetal canned peas. Let it sit 10 more minutes, still unpalatable. A summer 2009 release, drank in November 2009; canít have gone bad that fast? The mouthfeel wasnít overly carbed, so it didnít seem like a typical infection, but some is not right here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2009
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours a hazy orange-gold color with a small eggshell white head and lots of visible sediments. Aroma of Belgian yeast, straw, grass, honey, citrus, coriander, farmhouse, and floral notes. Flavor is vegetal and yeasty, with notes of citrus, banana, straw, grass, dirt, and sweet malts. Medium bodied, with a dry, yeasty mouthfeel. This one is appropriately named- earthy and loyal to the farmhouse ale style. It just has an odd flavor and lingering aftertaste of grass and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Clear amber with a fleeting head. Big earthy herbal grassy celery salty aromas. Minerally vegetable herbal spice rack, dusty pale malt flavors. V8 beer. Thanks Juice for this bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body with a small fizzy white head that retained as a thin covering. The nose is a weird mix of flowers and herbs found in the kitchen with a very light wheat and yeast accent. The flavor is just a melange of flowers and household spices with a bit of yeast and pepper on the back end. Not much of a Saison going on here I have to say. Could be worse, at least it was flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of grass, spice, yeast, Brussels sprouts, rotting corn, lemon basil, herbs, and a hint of metal. Poured amber in color with a medium to large-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of Belgian yeast, pale malt, spices, rotting corn, herbs, slight coriander, lemon basil, and chamomile. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lemon basil, chamomile, rotting corn, and slight yeast finish is slightly dry and slightly sticky.

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