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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Newk (299) - - OCT 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 poured this from bottle into a bordeaux stem. Poured a very light yellow-gold color with a smaller head. different aromas than what I expected with pears, spices, orange peels and papaya. More tropical for the aromas. medium bodied, but slightly on the lighter side. Very tropical flavors with some guava, pears and papaya. This was good, but not what I expected from a saison. It was a little too light for me on the feel, but still very tasty and good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Great pale yellow pour. Nice lite smell of fruit. Very little carbonation. You can taste the peaches and faint taste of floral.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Clear gold pour. Aroma of pears, yeast, light caramel. Flavor is loaded with yeast, pears, light caramel. Nice beer! Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Thanks emacgee for sharing! Relatively clear orange with a medium sized white head, pretty good retention. Nose is slightly hoppy, a bit watery, minerally, some apple/pear. Very dry flavor, more pear, minerals. Solid effort.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 28, 2011
22oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing Sean! Subtle pine and citrus nose, with more of that flinty, tropical papaya quality. I expected this to be crazy, wild, sexy cool and it was delicately restrained. The subtlest undertone of pear combines with a reigned in Saison yeast and nice floating overtones of good tropical hops. Impressed by the control exhibited in this. It could have been a fruity flavor soup. Nice work.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear, bright yellow-gold colored body with a steady rising carbonation and a two finger-width, very dense and foamy, pure white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Very pretty beer. Aroma is bright fruits with lots of pear, sweeter lemon-citrus, and perfumey florals. A light grassy hop, pineapple, a touch of tart apple, saison yeast, and lightly sweetened bready pale malts. Flavor is just as nice. Lots of juicy pears, sweeter citrus with some pineapple, lemon, and a touch of grapefruit, and some apple. Smooth bready malts come in after the fruits along with some grass, florals, and yeast. Hops kick it up at the end as this dries very nicely with a moderate bitterness and a pleasant yeasty, spicy crispness. Lots of fruits and some bready malts join the yeast and hops leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light, very smooth and creamy body with a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a damn good saison. I really liked this one. Lots of juicy, brighter fruits with a soft bready malt and a very enjoyable, well-hopped, dry, yeasty finish. The distinct pear really put this over-the-top for me. Well done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Pale gold with good off-white head. Nose of banana, clove, and pine. Decent initial hop bite with tastes of ripe berries and black pepper. More hop than I’m used to in a saison. Medium body, good carbonation, lasting hop bitterness. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale gold with decent, creamy, white head / Bright nose of weed and pear / Medium body, vibrant and acidic, with good balance and bitter finish / Elegant, bright, flavors of weed, pear, peach, lemon, and coriander / A stylish saison with a unique flavor profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A: The pour on this one is a pale yellow color with a rather tall white head. S: A very nice fruit aroma to start this one off. Tons of pears and apples with a light dosing of spice. The hop notes are subtle and there is plenty of yeast and bread, the latter of which adds a bit of sweetness. T: As with the aroma, a strong flavor of pear, apple, and even some citrus and sweet apple juice. There is a very light pepper flavor as well as some bread and sweet, pale malts. There is a fair bit of yeast and a light hop bitterness. M: The body is medium and the carbonation is just above medium. O: I really enjoyed the fruit notes that this beer had. A bit sweet for how I like my saisons, but overall very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Draft at Haymarket. Finally had a chance to try the HA version. Pours a lightly hazed deep gold with a sticky white head. Nose is nice, tart and fruity. Light sweetness and the mustiness associated with pears. Some light spicy notes, but more about that fruity side. On tasting, round a full palate, dry finish. More of the pear notes lend an interesting counterpoint to the yeast and graininess. Lightly tart with a nice and clean finish. Well played.


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