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RATINGS: 554   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.


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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours an absolutely beautiful amber color. The head is a two finger white shade. Its texture is creamy, and it fades away relatively quick. Lacing is streaky at first, but becomes more sheetlike as the head goes away. Itís not really saison like in appearance - even so, this is damn gorgeous. S: This has a lot in the way of candied sugar and phenols. Notes of coriander and sage are also present, but otherwise, this one seems too sweet for the style. T: Ayup, too damn sweet. An initial taste of phenols gives way to some mild spicing...and hardly mild candied sugar. Not only is it rather sugary, but the finish is a bit boozy. Nothing too harsh, though. M: Syrupy, under-carbonated, hefty, lifeless - everything I DONíT want from a saison. Drinkability isnít great, either, but by no means is it completely undrinkable. O: Look, itís not really a bad BSPA at all. Itís just a bad saison: the only characteristic Heavy Seas got right is the spice flavor, and thatís simply too mild. Not only is it too sweet for a saison, itís too sweet for a regular Belgian pale ale. I donít plan to revisit this one.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (884) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
Best by December 2013, so a little past its prime according to the brewer. Pours a slightly hazy orange-golden with a fair-sized khaki head that settles to a thinner ring and leaves some soapy lace. Nose involves some spicy, tart yeast with pepper and clove, a bit of green apple, plenty of hearty dough, a bit of lemon, quite zesty and invigorating. Not incredibly sweet, a bit tart, fairly bitter. Medium bodied, very soft, a bit oily, with a quick spicy and fruity finish. Fresh, Iím sure this would pop a little more on the palate, but otherwise Iím totally fine with this. Great yeast influence on the aroma and taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (132) - - APR 4, 2014
If I had to pick a saison Iíd pick this one! This is far from my favorite beer style, but as far as saisons go, this is a great one. Very fruity, but not offputtingly thick like a lot of saisons! Pirates!! !

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
bottle. golden with small head. doesnít seem very much like a saison, but thereís nice flavor here. sweet with malt and a bit of fruit.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear light to light medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, old malt, light caramel, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is light moderate sweet with a average to long duration, wheat, sweet malt, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131229]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (416) - - JAN 10, 2014
4oz taster glass at Rustico in Ballston. Pretty good beer - not that saison-ish, but still good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Draft at shortys on pearl street NYC . Belgian style saison with a spicy and fruity flavor. Pretty interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate hopy and malty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. nAverage moderate bitter finish. oily palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Johns, Ňrhus newyear tasting. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, hints of yeast, hops. Flavor is rather sweet with malt, caramel, little yeast, sweet ripe fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 291213

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and yeast. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, medium sweet, toasted and phenols.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, heavy yeasty and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 291213


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