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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Blend of 1 yr, 6 mo, & 3 mo saisons


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Tap at Iron Hill, West Chester PA, 25/05/12. Clear golden with a thin white head. Lemon, fruit nose slightly sour, funky-ish but a little muted all round. Taste as nose, a little brett in there, some farm, again not a huge amount of flavour. Wasn’t a fan of this but drinkable none the less.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1404) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours a fairly hazy golden blonde... fairly tart funky, some lemony and spicy notes, a little wood note... fairly easy drinking... really nice beer, not overly carbonated...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
West chester...draft...kicked the last keg! Pours an opaque yellow with a medium white head...very nice retention and lacing. Aroma has notes of oak, spice, sourness, and funk. Flavor is lemony with funk and leather. Mouthfeel is a bit flat (end of keg maybe) but the finish is citrusy, leathery, tart, and dry. Drinks a bit like a gueze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
In short: A barnyard Saison with a strong tart/sour white grapes flavor. Very good.
How: Tap at brewpub, West Chester location
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is barnyard and also a bit vinous (white wine obviously). Taste is rather tart with plenty of tart white grapes, notes of lemons, cobwebs, horse blanket, sourness. The rusticity of the nose is lost in the tart white grapes taste. Quite tasty and uncommon. I liked it a lot. Would you belie that before I heard of this beer I had no idea what this beer was? I hope you do.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 15, 2011
On draft at IH WC location, pour was hazy golden yellow, ok head and no lacing. The aroma was freaking beautiful, tart and sour lemons, slight funk, spicing (coriander?), wheaty type elements. Flavor followed as expected, cellar/musty elements just making this so beautiful, surprised it was as sour as it was, but geez, what a great thing. Yeast, light fruits, and cobwebs in the finish just made this fantastic and very well done. Why, yes, ma’am, I think I know what I’m getting myself into, but I appreciate you checking in before I ordered it! Wonderful. Clean slightly acidic finish. YUM.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
This saison has got to be one of the more unique saisons I have ever tasted. The nose was quite floral, with notes of spicy and dry hops, grass, lemon and fruit. The flavors were very tart and very sour, but enjoyable nonetheless. I’m not too sure how many of these I could drink in one evening. I think the sourness would catch up to me after about the third one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Draft, RBSG bus tour. White head, straw body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy, some orange, bubblegum, light flower. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some spicy, light flower. Light-medium body, light acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
This poured a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was lots of yeasty, musty, lemony notes. Flavor was very interesting, some some of sweet melon, coriander, light bretty funk, and some lemon grass too. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2011
on tap @ RBSG-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is light/medium fruit with some tart. Taste is sweet light/medium fruit with some tart. Drying finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at Iron Hill, our fourth stop on the RBSG bus trip. Pours a clear gold with a touch of haze. Thin to medium sized white head. Gorgeous musk, light funk on the nose. Nice and crisp, light sourness. Crisp and lingering light acidity. Very nice stuff, and the favorite of everyone at our table.


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