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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ground Break is our new spring seasonal… it’s an Americanized (hoppy) Saison. It’s brewed with generous amounts of Amarillo, Crystal and Glacier hops (none added during the boil by the way- only first wort, whirlpool and dry-hop additions) and flaked rye. It’s fermented with a blend of Dupont and Chico yeasts. Very dry, ample yeast character, and hoppy. We’ve brewed a couple of batches so far, and expect it to start showing up on draft first, then in 6-packs and our variety 12-pack in February. It’ll last until May or so when we start rolling out this year’s version of Partly Sunny, our summer Wit-style beer! This will show up everywhere that our seasonal brews and variety packs are found: NY, PA, CT, MA, RI, NJ and OH.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1777) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Cloudy golden wheat with a good white head and horizontal curtains of lace. Fizzy wheat and malt open things, growing a little into the palate as it opens cleansing hops to bring things sharply into balance. At the close, a glimmer of sweet returns to remind you of where you started. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Pretty good saison. Pours cloudy orange with great head and lacing. Aromas of hay, piney hops and a touch of bubble gum and booze. Average carbonation. Finish a little bitter with some tang. Bottle, a little past its prime perhaps but still very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap. Pours a cloudy orange color with an inch of foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and spices. Tasted of citrus (mainly orange, lemon), sweet malt, and light grassiness and spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Milky lemon/orange and wheat malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Musty sweet lemon/orange and malt flavor. Lightly bitter herbal finish. Very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Slightly clear pale amber with a creamy light tan head.
Aroma: Slightly tart and chemical smelling citrus, lemons.
Taste: Mildly tart lemons with slight spice and a mild malt base.
Palate: Soft creamy body.
Overall: Not a fan of this, it has a weird taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4764) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle - lightly hazy gold - foamy, well-retained head - nose is lightly musty and musky, light melon and other mellow fruits, crackery malt, light mineral, but the is also a pronounced character of adjunct spices, perhaps some orange peel - not too bad, but it does get in the way of the yeast character - flavor is a touch sweet up front, but dries out fast - light tartness through the middle makes way for mildly flinty dryness, mild phenols - dupont yeast character is apparent - lightly pepper finish - the orange peel character is slightly present in the finish - soft, frothy in the mouth - lightly musky throughout - finish is overly bitter, perhaps some other adjuncts are to blame- as it warms, the bitterness is much stronger, and more adjuncts are apparent, leading to an overly spiced finish - it is a decent brew, but has some rough edges to work on - less is more.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours hazy yellow with a tall, off-white head. Aroma is bright, yeasty, citrus... Taste is crisp citrus, floral hops. Spicy, clean. Nice increasing bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Sample at the Pint Room on 4/27/13. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, banana, bubblegum and some herbs. Malty flavor with banana, clove and some pepper before a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Half pint on tap at Jackie-Os. Clear golden color. Nice big foamy white head, with good retention. Nice thick coating of lace. Medium body. Lighter, smooth carbonation, kind of creamy texture. Nice citrusy tropical fruit aroma. Belgiany, estery saison yeast, light spice. Light sweet taste. Lightly spicy solid saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle: pours hazy pale golden, bright white dense foamy ring. A bit of lacing. Nose is great for an American saison. Floral yeast, dough, lemon citrus, flaked oats and grain. Clean hop profile with nice bready yeast, lemon citrus, chamomile, buttery Chardonnay notes, pleasant crisp dryness on the finish. Very sessionable and perfect for Memorial Day lounging. Good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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