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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Pils, Carapils, and wheat malts, Belgian candi sugar
Magnum and Styrian Goldings Hops
This beer is brewed in the Belgian Saison style (country farm house ale). A potent yet delicate ale, brewed with a unique Belgian yeast which develops a spicy, fruity flavor. Enormously complex. Available from May to around August.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 13, 2004
Golden/yellow body with a bit of amber and green (depending on how you turn the glass) hues. Nice big, thickly bubbled, white head. Smells of caster sugar, apples, citrus, bubble gum esters and faint spices. Taste is big and sweet with pears, apples, sugars and clove. A very well crafted beer, taste is refined and wholeheartedly good. Aftertaste is a crisp, sweet and powerful; this is exactly what this style should be.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
Bottled: Golden coloured. White medium sized head. Sweet, malty and light hoppy aroma. Flavour is light sour and malty and ends up in a quickly diminishing fruitsweetness. Boring

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2004
A hazy orange beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet malty. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel - rather simple and somewhat disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Filtered gold with light head and lacing, low carbonation for the style. The aroma is medicinal with hops but floral with yeast. Well rounded body and very yeasty citrus flavors. Ends a bit disapointing and clean. Not too bad. I could go for another of these.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Gold, with a small head of white, slightly creay. No lacing really, just a couple of spots. Aromas of citrus, mostly orange, but there is some lemon. Coriander and some floral hops spice it up a bit. There is a sourdough aroma, a bit funky and yeasty. Strong coriander in the flavor. Citrus right behind that. Lemons more here. There is a creamy maltiness abundant. Finishes smooth with a bitter bite. Not too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Pours with a creamy white head. The carbonation is low, though entirely adequate, and the beer is a deep clear gold color. This beer has a nice, funky yeast driven nose that has spicy notes of orange, coriander, and musty cellars. It is lightly sweet and quite fruity, with notes of tropical fruit. There is a spicy sharpness here as well, which helps to balance the other notes. I get notes of ginger, lemon, and a slight astringency. When the yeast is added to the beer I get a slight nuttiness that develops. This is a nice mix of competing flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Pours a clear golden with a medium sized, thinly lacing white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, candi sugar, and a very authentic Belgian yeast character. Starts mild and candy sweet with a drier and warming, semi-tart finish. This is a very true to style beer which I didn’t quite expect. Could be a touch smoother toward the finish, but this is still quite drinkable. Many thanks to jeffc666 for this!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drkilmer (35) - Myersville, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2004
On tap. Light, transient head. Beer was brilliantly clear with a winey/hoppy aroma. Champagne-like taste was not a big pleaser for me. Didn’t get any of the banana flavors others have noted. I had a sample and did not ask for more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Small white head, short lived. Lightly hazy golden color. Yeasty nose, lots of bananna. Light body, somewhat pastey. Fruity, bananna flavors dominate, yeasty. Finish is sweet. Alc. is well hidden. This is a Saison?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 My first though upon seeing the bottle was definite interest as I have liked most of the saisons I have tried. Only when I got home did I notice that this was a Clipper City product. This had me rather crestfallen as I have not been particularly impressed with this company. Never the less I opened the bottle. Sampled from your typical 12 oz bottle the beer poured a medium golden color with a large tan head. A sweet malt aroma with a hint of hops graced the nose. So far so good. The flavor was very sweet and fruity with a tangy fruit aftertaste. Quite pleasant and redeems the brewer somewhat in my eyes.


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