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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This pale golder, Belgian-influenced ale is for everyone: Farm Girl, wannabe Farm Girl. In the Belgian Farmhouse tradition, this brew has a dry malt finish and a spicyness that only Belgian yeasts can create. Smooth and well rounded... this one can please anyone in any situation, whether you are on the water, in the sun, or hiding from winter’s chill.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4903) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded fairly quickly. The nose is fairly restrained in the spice department, which is nice to see. Pale slightly bready malts with a nice yeast profile and some floral notes. The flavor is a little bland, the light spicing is better than going overboard, but there’s not a whole lot of softness or complexity to the malts. Tastes more like a generic "Golden/Blond Ale" than a a true Belgian style Saison, there’s no farmhouse character or funkiness at all. Medium bodied with slight stickiness and soft fizzy carbonation. An OK beer I guess, but a little lacking within the realm of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2008 Tap and Stub & Herbs. This is a mid-grade saison. Certainly not comparable to something from Fantome or Blaugies, but for a new brewery in Minnesota, not bad at all. The cloudy color is right, but no sediment. The aroma has yeast, cloves, some citrus, along with the flavor that is more of the same but also includes some sugar. Medium palate. Lightly spiced. Some wheat. A decent first try. It needs more intense flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4394) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Autumn Brew Review 2008. Gold color with a thin head. Light bubblegum aroma, coupled with a lot of fresh cut grass. Very lightly tart malt taste up front, followed by lots of wheat, yeast and an almost herbal spice. This is a killer saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4332) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 12oz bottle split. Hazy, pale, yellow-tan color, soapy off white head that fades into a thin, oily non-presence. Fruity sweet aroma, a touch of lemony funk. I almost get some peach notes in my first sip. Soft on the palate, well above par for an American Saison. Mellow fruity tones, with a gentle peppery hop balance. Fruity tangerine and sweet malt finish. Delicious and refreshing, this is one to seek out. Wow.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3917) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Fruity. Light though. Lots of flavor. Served in the wrong glass and Stub and Herbs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 I thought this was a good effort. Very bright saison flavors--not a subtle, complex one, but big citrus and spice. Very drinkable, with a moderate palate of tingle and smoothness. Perhaps a more American style take on the Saison, not having the flavor punch of the European ones. Good beer, worth drinking. (On tap at Stub and Herbs, Minneapolis, MN) 8-3-7-4-15: 3.7 // Re-rated on June 8, 2009 at Blue Door Pub, St. Paul. Didn’t have the shine of the citrus and spice, felt a bit thin, but still basically enjoyable. 7-3-7-4-14:3.5

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
12 ounce bottle, poured a light yellow color, aroma is just awful, nothing good to note. Even though the aroma was horrible, the taste was nice. Sme light spice, hay and grass comes through, and a slight funky aftertaste. Over enjoyable beer for the Florida heat, thanks Alpar.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (3401) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma of spice, citrus and malt. Tastes of malt, bananas, yeast and corriander. Clean finish. Refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3375) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a lightly hazed pale gold that eventually clears with a thin, short-lasting white head. Pleasant aroma of Belgian yeast, white sugar, and a bit of spice. The flavor is similar with some white sugar sweetness. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium body. A bit sweeter than I think most people would prefer for a saison, but I was ok with it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle at WTWBA. Cloudy, pineapple yellow pour. Horsey and peanuty flavor, with husky wheat notes. Ratty, horsey, grainy flavor, mostly sweet with a little bit of wort. Blech.


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