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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our first foray into the land of Belgian yeast strains. Brewed in honor of a brewery birth ó Lily Wymore.

6.5% ABV.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2010
draft at hopleaf, pours hazy golden, white head, nose has sweet grain yeast banana and cloves. fl have yeasty clove and bananas,clean but more hefe than saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bomber. Pours an almost clear golden with a big frothy white head. Aroma of light citric fruit, spicy and a nicely rounded pale malt character. Flavor of sharp yet delicate citrus, lemon zest and a soft spice note. Finishes slightly bitter and crisp with the grain and sweet note rounding out the aftertaste. Medium body and a sharper carbonation. Good saison, very refreshing for the hot days.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle picked up at Vas Foremost, I believe. Pours a slightly hazed and attractive yellowy gold. Fluffy white head. Nose is a bit odd. The chamomile is distracting and leads away from the yeasty notes. Some lemon comes through in the nose, though moreso in the taste. There is a certain breadiness in the taste as well. Chamomile is far less distracting in the taste. The nose is odd though. Still, pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2010
22 oz bottle from the brewery (Chicago, IL). Half Acreís first showing at a Belgian. Pours a glowing golden straw, maybe a tinge of orange, a frothy small brighter white head dies to a good film, heavier edges, small lacing. Aromas are pear and apple, a lively fruity Belgian yeast moves into bready and doughy malts. A bit one dimensional with a light floral hopping. Light crisp sweet honey, vanilla, more fruity pear and apple. Initial is lighter bodied, honey and lemons, apple and pear, a bit astringent and tart with bready and doughy malts. Hops arenít really there. Apple cider-esque. More lemon rind and citrus, a touch of herbal florals. Finish is sweet and a bit tart, faint hopping. Not their best effort at Half Acre. Stick to the hops and darker beers with said hops. Tartness wins a point or two, one dimensional feel and sweetness loses it some. Belgian Ale yes, Saison not really..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bomber from HA. Pours hazy yellowish gold with white head. Aromas lemon, light spices, some yeast, a little clove. Flavors of clove, light banana, light lemon, some spice, little yeast mixed in. Extremely drinkable beer. Almost hefe like in mouthfeel. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bomber. Clearer yellow golden pour with a fizzy frothy white head. Great saison aroma, really just lovely, nice seemingly sour quality. Flavor is also very nice, very sessionable, light hints of vanilla, noble hops, meaty funky saison yeast, just a really nice beer and easily one of the better American attempts Iíve had.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2010
As far as I remember, this is Half Acreís first trip to Belgium that Iíve tasted and they didnít do half bad. Itís a slightly hazed golden color w/ a small white head and little patches of lace. Itís rather mild but w/ a good shot of clove spice and a hint of bananas. Thereís a touch of lemon citrus too, perhaps from the hops. Itís light bodied w/ sparkling carbonation, which works rather well for the style. Overall, quite solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Grab this bomber at Binnyís, which was nice so I didnít have to make the trip to Half Acre. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Light aroma of citrus, wheat. Dry, but refreshing a fairly good and simple Saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On draft @ the Goose Island Belgian Fest Cloudy straw yellow color with some nice lacing left around the glass. Aroma is a nice lemony citrus scent. Flavor is a bit more tart than most saisons with the lemon shining through nicely. Crisp and refreshing - this would be a great beer to drink on a hot day. I liked it and would definitely drink more of it, but I have had others in the style that I enjoy a bit more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Pours a hazy straw-golden color with a medium frothy-white head. Aroma is clove, light spice and banana, and light citrus. Taste is much the same. Very solid Saison.


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