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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed in collaboration with Short’s Brewing, this ale was constructed using a Saison yeast and pears, then twisted with Sorachi Ace hops from Japan. Another nod to the band Ween.

7% ABV. This version was brewed at Half Acre Beer Company.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to mar. Pours with a hazed golden hue with a lasting white head. Aromas are very hoppy, lemon, citrus, passion fruit, tropical fruit, herbal, estery, pear, mild phenol. Flavors are tropical fruit, mildly sweet, herbal, grassy, lemon, pinesol, mild phenols. Lively bubbles, dry, lighter bodied. Quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1793) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottled. Cloudy yellow with a medium sized white head. Yeasty aroma with big banana, lemon and orange peel, black pepper and cloves. Flavor is a delicate balance of wheaty grains, citrus zest, musty banana and fresh cut straw and hay. There is a nice amount of husky, raw grass to this saison that isn’t found in many other saisons which helps balance out the sweet banana and heavy yeast notes. Very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
light yellow pour, nose is yeasty saison whit maybe a touch of fruit. flavor is a lovely saison. yeasty horse blanket slight pear , kinda tart. very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
bottle, thanks to mar, orange amber with nice sweet and sour hops bite, nice malty finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle from mar. Light yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is light, fruity, and a little sour grain. Taste is nice, light grain, citrus, peppery spice, and a little tart. Great finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, mustiness, wood, caramel, citrus, and subtle horse blanket. Flavor of wood, brett, pear, caramel, coriander, citrus, and yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
(22oz bomber thanks to mar) clear gold, lasting tiny offwhite bubbles. Nose of coriander, cilantro, mossy, papaya, bit funky, nice. Taste of paper, bit funky, coriander, spicy, very well carbonated, spicy linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids, MI in December, 2011 and rated on 4-08-2012. Pours a medium sized smooth fizzy white head that was mostly lasting. There was a fair amount of lacing, cloudy body (this was a shared bottle and I had the 2nd pour), fizzy carbonation, and a straw hue. The Aroma was malty, citrus, earthy, sweet, pears, earthy, and spices. The Flavor was sweet, pears, malty, citrus, spices, and a semi-dry short finish. The Mouthfeel was tingly and this is a medium bodied Saison. Overall, I enjoyed the Aroma more than the Flavor because the Flavor reminded me of a Farmhouse beer and I haven’t acquired a taste for that style of beer. That being said, this beer is worthy of a try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bomber from Wedgie9. Pours clear golden with white head. Aromas of grain, fruits, yeast, grassy hops, some citrus, Flavors of citrus, grassy hops, pears, yeast, and some grains. Has good flavor and nice body. Glad I was able to try as I missed the original release.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bomber via Alex I think; pours pale gold with big creamy white head; aromas mainly of stale wheat, creamy malt and wild honey; light fruit, zesty hops and some light white pepper; lemon and pepper with fizzy mouthfeel; high carbonation detracts slightly from an otherwise nice, peppery saison; not getting much of the pear influence flavor-wise


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