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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ground Break is our new spring seasonalÖ itís an Americanized (hoppy) Saison. Itís 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. Itís fermented with a blend of Dupont and Chico yeasts. Very dry, ample yeast character, and hoppy. Weíve 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. Itíll last until May or so when we start rolling out this yearís 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours clear and golden orange to yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and slight phenolic with a mild fruity touch. Light peppery yeasty. Dark malty and slight yeasty finish. Ends dry and malty. Bitter, dry and slight phenolic. Dry far finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Bright golden, white head. Aroma of white pepper and wet hay. Taste has straw and light spice. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2010 (Draught and 12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, florals, mango, lemongrass, apricot, rye, and pineapple. Flavor of pineapple, apricot, grass, florals, mango, and honeydew with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2010
BCTC, draft. Large white head atop murky light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy/yeast, some orange. Taste is medium sweet, spicy/grapefruit, some yeast. Watery medium body, light effervescence.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours hazy orange gold with a small white head. Aromas of yeast/spice and pepper. Medium body with mild carbonation. Seems to have a lot of citrus, with yeast/spice and pepper. Finishes dryish with a definite bitterness/barnyard on the sides of the tongue. A really good ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus, sweet fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a friend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10098) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, spice, pear and yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, pear, spice and ligh yeast with a crisp lngering spiced fruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Hazy, golden appearance with a white head. Fairly grapefruity, citrus hoppy, spicy yeasty aroma. Sweet, light malty, slightly bitter, grapefruit, orange citrus hoppy, a bit spicy flavor. A little too hoppy for my taste in saison but itís still quite clean.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
On tap at Caponeís. Poured a medium and clear golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of spices, citrus, and some fruitiness. Tastes of spices, citrus, floral, and some lighter fruitiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
Spot on the style, with fruitiness and significant complementary hops. Flaw is the strong carbonation, yet it is very fresh still. Orange fruit colour, creamy small head, and with lots of lace. Bottle from Premiere Gourmet.


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