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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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. It’s 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 it’s 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 wasn’t as complex as some of Shaun’s saisons, but that’s not really the case. Different, yes, but still fantastically executed. Vera Mae screams Spring, the sun, fresh grass, flowers.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1253) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle shared with Seb and Alex A: herbacy, citrusy, dandelions app: hazy pale small white head t/p: thin body with moderate long acidic finish. O: nice stuff the dandelion really come true I gave a nice herbinace feel to the brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (544) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
750ml bottle from the brewery shared with Jo and Seb. Aroma: apples, white grapes, barnyard, floral. App: hazy straw with minimal white head. Taste and palate: medium body, vineous, woody, soft carbonation, dry long sour finish. Overall: really refreshing and easy to drink. Could be more carbonated but overall I sure enjoyed it.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Berard (465) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours murky yellow with nearly zero head. Smells like sweet lemon cleaning supplies. It's tart and not my style. Like a raspy wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (196) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale orange color with a fine white head that leaves behind messy lacing. Smells of HF yeast, musty, lemon, some floral qualities. Taste is similar: floral, honey, citrus, HF yeast. Low to moderately sweet, balanced by a low to moderate tartness. Medium bodied and soft, lightly tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2140) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Hazy amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet and sour. Notes of citrus, honey and dandelions. Easy drinkable. Bit tart and citrussy. Good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (162) - 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 wasn’t 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 @ ØlKonsortiet 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 (375) - 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 (3305) - 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.


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