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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our organic farmhouse ale is brewed in small batches on a traditional farm brewery as it has historically been made for hundreds of years. This unfiltered bottle of seizoen, with its beeswax seal, is naturally refermented and carbonated with select yeast strains, producing complex fruity and spicy flavors balanced with hops and a soft malt character.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Holy cow this is beer heaven. Yeah I am overeacting but this is damn fine beer. German roots here. Super cloudy! which I love. Thick and delicious. Hoppy and tart slightly sharp. Very rustic beer. Ancient even. Sour sharp bitter hefe. Dusty gold color. Over the top RAW. They could take this in so many directions.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Berta4519 (26) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Lemon orange peel feel. Dry for the style but incredibly tasty! Recommend this

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - SEP 23, 2012
Very good. Aroma is full, fruits, plums, anise and spices, oranges. Looks slightly cloudy but not unfiltered particulates floating, clean cloudy orange gold color. Bubbly white med head, with nice legs. Taste is spicy, figs, orange/lemon plum and farmhouse barnyard earthiness. Alcohol esters, warming, in throat. Very well made and fits the style and less on the sour side.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sirwisa (25) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
this was an older bottle from 2011 from 16 tons bottle shop in eugene, or. stored this one for awhile. got this to near freezing to curb the imminent gushing (iíve learned!). popped and thought i was in the clear for a few seconds...slow off-white rise came out. it didnít go into full gush and i let it warm up in the counter for a good 15 mins. poured into a couple tulips and enjoyed the earthy, funk with some mushroom and lamb ragout, perfect pairing. the bright acidity came through and the i really enjoyed the earthiness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured a hazy golden color with great carbonation and a big white cap S: Yeast and fruity esters with some light horseblanket and breadiness T: Starts with a breadiness and light spice. It has a light fruitiness from some apples and pears covered in a horseblanket M: Light to medium body, well carbonated and tasty O: Outstanding and true to the style. Well done!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Huge thanks to boralyl for getting me a bottle of this. Served side-by-side with the Bretta version. Bottle into a goblet. Warning: this was a bit of a gusher. Pours a pale orange-light copper color with a very large, rocky white head. Really nice retention and quite a bit of lacing. The nose carries really nice notes of spice and pear with some backing stone fruit. Itís surprisingly similar to the Bretta version. Iím extremely impressed how much complexity there is coming out of a clean saison. This is one of the best American versions of the style that Iíve had. A bit of malt character in the background. Dry after light-medium body. Crisp carbonation. Really not much to complain about here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a bit finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of bready malt, pear and other light fruits, Belgian yeast, lemon zest, citrus hop, coriander, pepper, and funk. T - Starts off with a mix of bready malts with some tart pear and lemon zest, with a bit of citrus hop and coriander. Through the middle, some stronger Belgian yeast flavors come through with some barnyard funk and more fruity esters. The finish is a mix of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, lemon zest, coriander, pepper, bready malts, and funk. M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and funky finish. V - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with some good funk and yeast flavors coming through.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
I read the reviews and I was also warned... And sure enough it was all true.. Total gusher... Definitely some fermentation going on in these bottles, gzzzzz... Though it was all worth it. Once the head settled down and the beer came to temperature... it was perfect! Great, refreshing carbonation, a dry, medium-light mouthfeel, some bitterness and complex flavors of yeast, spice, citrus and florals. The finish is dry and long, echoing flavors of yeast, layers of tropical fruit, spice and citrus. One of the best American great saison's. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4732) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Super hazy copper and orange coloured body with a ridiculously large and soapy, five centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, malt, bread, hay, grass, coriander seed, pepper, curacao - you name it, itís in here, and it smells great! Medium-bodied; Assertive spicey yeast flavour with a lot of hay, grass, hops, funk, dough, herbs, sage and honey flavours throughout, all showing a strong complexity and a touch of sweetness at the end. Aftertaste shows a very well-rounded character with the spice and yeast especially making the strongest flavours, but all with a pleasant sweetness and an overt grassiness throguhout. Overall, a very nice beer for the style - nothing left to the imagination here - the yeast is complex, but the flavour profile is in your face from the first smell of the beer. Definitely worth sampling if you can find it, and easily worth the space and effort to bring home even the big bottle in your suitcase! I sampled this wax-topped 75 cL bottle purchased from Made in Oregon in Portland, Oregon (PDX Airport, Terminal D) for US$10.95 on 28-April-2013, sampled at home in Washington on the opposite end of the country on 22-September-2013.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/2015. Pours lightly hazy bright golden amber color with a 3 finger dense and rocky white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, peach, pear, apple, pineapple, grape, pepper, clove, honey, bread, hay, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast notes with malt sweetness; and good strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, peach, pineapple, apple, grape, pepper, clove, honey, bread, hay, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, peach, pineapple, light fruits, pepper, clove, honey, bread, hay, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with moderately balanced malt sweetness; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic saison style. All around awesome balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.


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