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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Spring Saison brewed with honey and dandelions.

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (1101) - - MAY 14, 2016
Golden pour, whispy white head. Nose is very floral, lemon, funk, fresh water. Taste is tart and lemony, honey, oaky, floral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 27, 2016
Coudy pale yellow with a firm head. Some hint of dandelion milk in the aroma, usual lemony HF character, some funk notes. Very vinous. Very nice again from HF

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5295) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy golden pour, with a white head. Strong floral, dandelions, herbal, grassy, mildly sweet, mildly bitter, earthy funk, yeast, and some tart citrus. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1710) - Penfield, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy straw color with minimal head. Aroma of some green vegetal matter, some funk. Taste is tart and dry. Soft carb. Signature HF taste. Quenching. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heather_B (246) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Aroma is herbal tea and floral. Hazy golden. Minimal white head. Taste is green tea central. Iím getting weeds, mildew, and flowers. Itís such a dynamic and different beer but the flavors are balanced well. I love this. Will continue the annual dandelion picking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1007) - Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2015
750 mL bottle. Unknown original review date. Golden yellow with a nice white head. Lace inside the glass and swirly designs on the surface. Smell is intensely floral. Also very yeasty. Pale malt and a white wine-like acidity. Tastes very yeasty. Flowery and winey. Grassy bitterness builds into the finish. Floral flavors linger. Light. Crisp and spritzy. Nice flower flavor in the finish. Very enjoyable. The flowers are intense, but the saison handles them well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (1092) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
A great pour. Canít even see through it like a dirty yellow lake. A bright white layer on top. A earthy grassy flowery aroma thatís very fresh. Small tartness. So refreshing. So good. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlackerMads (2689) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. Rustic nose of baking yeast, hay, dust, grapes, flowers - dandelions if you know it. Flavour follows; light barnyard/hay loft, grapes, dust, honey, hay. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, filling sweetness, light/medium sour. Wonderful balance, really soft and flavourful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2283) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Lightly hazy yellow with a small pale head. Aroma is windflowers, green olives, saison spice, mild funk. Medium-light bodied, slightly thin mouthfeel, soft on the palate with a long lightly floral finish. Taste is windflowers, mild green olives, clover honey, saison spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (1980) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of Brett, yeast, sweet syrup, wood, flowery. Taste is hops, sweet. Flowery, bretty. Dry finish. Very clean and crisp, well balance.

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