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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
The company is excited to debut their interpretation of a Saison. This beer is an effervescent, medium-bodied farmhouse ale with a complex fruity and spicy character. The brewers used a blend of Newport and Saaz hops, along with Curacao and coriander to complement the natural spiciness of the Belgian yeast. The end result is a highly quaffable Saison coming in at 6.6% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 $8 growler-to-go from the Sorrento Mesa location: Orange-amber color with a small fading white head. Aroma is fruity with spice and belgian yeast. Flavor starts sweet with over-ripe fruit followed hints of clove with a peppery dry finish. Medium body is tangy with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
karimawad (2) - USA - MAR 14, 2010 does not count
A good and refreshing beer, however didn’t come across as flavorful as other saisons.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
A light copper color with a very frail head. The aroma is an interesting sour/malty with a bit more power than most saisons. The flavor continues the slight sourness balanced by a medium bodied malt. Very food friendly and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
From tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and mild yeasty. Classic saison yeast with a peppery note and mild fruity touch. Mild citrusy fruity note into a mellow yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2010
On tap at the Old Columbia brewpub. This does not look like a saison. It smells and tastes like one. Cloudy amber with a medium white head. Has a delicious lemony tartness. Some essence of horse blanket. Ok but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
Poured hazy yellow-gold with a bubbly white head. Light lacing. Fresh floral nose with straw, apples, clove, and grass. Bubbly mouthfeel, kind of sharp. More bitter than expected for a saison; peppery and hoppy. Some lemon zest with a strong wheat/straw taste. A welcome funkiness in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2009
From the tap poured amber with a good amount of head. Nice light sweet malt flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2933) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Draft at CityWalk in Universal City. This was unlike Saison’s I’ve had in the past, and for the better, generally they are light and uninspiring. This was dark orange and left a light but interesting lacing pattern. Also it was a bit hazy with a spotty head. Had a sour yeasty aroma. The palate was also sour as well as citrusy. A very dry finish. As I sipped, strong tiny bubbles tickled my tongue. As I drank it I noted the cleanness of the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap at KS Irvine. Color was a bit darker than expected, as it was amber with an off white head. Aroma of wheat, gum/banana and spice. Flavor was the same and pretty good. Nothing special about this one, but overall it was enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
On tap at Karl Strauss Carlsbad, Amber color. Classic saison yeasty aroma. Leans dry. Easy to drink. Nice carbonation zing.

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