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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Bottle - thanks to slob! Pours dark golden with a slight haze and a small off-white head that mostly diminishes. Aroma is yeasty, hints of fruity esters and spice. Flavor is sweet, featuring banana, apricot, honey, yeastiness and mild hoppiness. Medium body, smooth in the mouth with almost no carbonation. Quite nice!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2004
On tap at Split Rock. Golden clear in color with a white head. Piney aroma. Malty and crisp flavor. Refreshing. Nice. Decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Bottle: Bright, clear golden yellow with a small white head that quickly disapates to a tiny ring that all but disappears. Aroma: spicey pine, yeast, allspice, anise, citrus, with a hint of pepper & caramel. Taste: Initially bitter, then sweet, then sour....just a bit too much syrupy sweetness overall. There’s notes of spicey yeast, caramel candy, mild anise, apple, pear, banana. Not bad. I wish it were unfiltered, then I could give it a higher rating for appearance and possibly taste...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Tap at split Rock, ’04. Golden clear with a white head. Piney christmas spice aroma. Malty crisp spicy flavor. Nice and refreshing. Some clove noted as well. Strength is well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4818) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Hazy orange coloured body with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of honey, belgian yeast, wheat and some slight sweetness. Full-bodied; Syrupy feel with good strong belgian triple tastes of wheat, honey and yeast! Aftertaste lingers a long time with sweetness and a good full-bodied feeling. Overall, a nice beer-not the greatest representation of a ’true’ saison-but still great to try! Thanks to my sister’s fiance, Andy, for letting me sample this one! I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 05-August-2004.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 On tap at the 2004 Kennett Square BF. Poured a light yellow. Not very much to smell or taste as my lack of notes on this one reflects (4 3 4 4 10).- Updated ... citrus, tart fruity finish, with spices. Increased rating.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Golden color with a tall off white head. MIld and light aromas. HInts of fresh yeast, pale malt, faint allspice and touch of citrus. Nose is less clean as it warms. Light sweet malt start taken back by dry candi flavors and touch of spice. Dry uneventful finish. An interesting ale, but a bit simple. A bit more malt profile would do wonders. Thankd Jeffc666.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Light orangish, light spicy aroma, small white head, sweet , simple, not complex flavor, not impressive at all for an attempt at a saison

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2004
Thin off-white head, hazy orange body. Sweet yeasty and hayish aroma, rather harsh. Sweet and sugary flavor with lots of oranges. Cloying and syrupy. Not very good.

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.


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