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RATINGS: 557   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2008
Pours a nice straw-yellow color with a thick white head that drops fairly rapidly, leaving little lacing. The aroma is familiar Belgian yeast, with a fruity (banana, grape) background. The taste is earthy and fruity with an ever so slight citrus zest. There are spicy peppery notes at the finish. The flavor lingers pleasantly in the mouth with a light mouthfeel and very light carbonation. The 7.5% ABV is well-masked and barely noticeable.


3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ROBC3366 (519) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Very tasty light fruity beer with excellent aromas and a nice clean finish pretty impressive stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
12 oz. bottle from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold color with an average sized white head. The aroma and flavor has doughy yeast, spices, clove, grass, hay, light fruity notes include banana, citrus and peach, mild acidity, sweet malts, peppery spices, light bodied, crisp drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dliberto (130) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is fruity, malty, and peppery. Taste is sweet with caramel, fruit, and sugar. Crisp medium mouth feel, with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (984) - 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 (155) - - 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 (2734) - 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 (34222) - 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 (700) - - 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 (1881) - 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 (10368) - 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.


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