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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Spring Saison brewed with honey and dandelions.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2011
September 5, 2011.

Pours between goldenrod and dark goldenrod with a huge, pillowy six-finger head. Itís unfiltered and lightly hazy, though still fairly radiant. I let the head settle and poured another two ounces of beer in and the head erupted upwards again; when it broke the invisible threshold of the top of the glass, it looked like a flower blooming.

Lots of bright citrus and fresh hay on the nose, though the whole experience has a certain musty, barn-like quality to it, like entering a stable on a bright summer day after itís rained. A strong green/young floral quality bursts forth as well. Increasingly floral as it opens up.

Opens with a clean wheatiness which the yeast transforms into a grassy and nutty wheat background and conduit for the strong earthy and floral components of the saison. Mildly spicy phenols are present mid-palate which, combined with the dandelions, make me think of bitter leafy greens. Floral through and through, but not as over-the-head as, say, Mamouche.

Light-medium in body with very lively carbonation. Pleasantly dry, especially on the finish.

At first sip, I thought this wasnít as complex as some of Shaunís saisons, but thatís not really the case. Different, yes, but still fantastically executed. Vera Mae screams Spring, the sun, fresh grass, flowers.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (160) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
Hazy golden pour with a frothy white head. The nose is to die for if you like a good saison in your life; lemon/lime zest, flowers, peppery yeast, light leather, hay and just an array of tart nuances. Perfect. The mouthfeel though is too lively and the beer is a tad too foamy once in the mouth. The taste has soft lemon and saison spices, some vinous green notes and some lactic sourness. Sour citrus peel in the aftertaste. Great saison even if the mouthfeel wasnít spot on imho.. Mange tak Morten & Svend

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ ōlKonsortiet summer shananigans. Hazy yella with a big, bubbly white head. Aroma is full of spicy, phenolic yeast notes along with a nice and citrusy wild character. Notes of sour apples, cider, grape fruit and freshly ground pepper. Taste has a love balanced sourness, very complex yeast profiue with hints of lemon and grape zest. Lovely

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MOLA_DK (370) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle share. Cloudy yellow, with a huge white head. Fresh, spicy, slightly sour/wild aroma. Low body, low bitterness, very spicy. Very drinkable - WOW!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Slightly funky slightly tart, nice bitter and piney finish. Tasty but a bit bland.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3211) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle, thnx to kermis. Pours a hazy golden beer with a big white head. Massive aroma of barnyard funk, horse mineur, fecal matter, in a good way of course. Flavour is light tart, grainy, citric, fruity. Good carbonation going on with a nice aftertaste of citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6958) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma has nice HF funk upfront, with honey, citrus, floral notes, vinous aspects and light tart fruits. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2697) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2015
At WTWBA. Hazy golden orange pour soapy head. Nose is greens and citrus. Tastes of apricots, grassy, lemon and the dandelions at bitter green note. Didnít notice any honey. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2015
750 ml bottle with a bottling date of 7 /2014. Aroma is mild crushed dandelion, yeast and very mild citrus hints.

I have never had dandelion tea before and this is a very interesting and innovative brew. Flavor shows a good lasting honey through the sip with a light tone of floral hints and very mild tartness. The tartness is subdued by the honey. Sweet for sure but not overly so, real nice balance between the ingredients. The mouthfeel is lighter with a drying texture over the tongue. I love how balanced the flavor is, never thought I would drink a beer made with dandelions in it. Very nice with a high level of drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Courtesy of tectactoe

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate florals, light honey, faint lemon peel, and a touch of herbal notes. It pours a hazy dull golden-orange with a small white heat that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin soapy ring. The flavor starts with with a quick dose of citrus. There is some light florals in the background. The finish has light-moderate lemon and lemon peel. Itís light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3116) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Alex. Super murky, cloudy bright golden body with a sudsy, foamy white head that hangs around for a few moments before receding to a small collar. Aroma loaded with that familiar Hill terroir; loads of floral notes, musty cotton, mild barnyard funkiness, stone fruit, a touch of wood, faint lemon, plenty of grassiness. Very soft flavor. A nice wet cotton blanket funk explosion with a solid backing of minerals, modest stone fruit skins, wet hay, a touch of lemon, faint cobweb & barn stall funk, & a nice finish of grass & straw. Crispy mouth feel; light, yet full. Lovely saison.


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