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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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American hopped saison.

Editor’s note: The 2009+ versions are spiked with Brett at bottling. Bottles from 2009 are marked as such, although 2010 and 2011 bottles appear to not note the vintage on the label, but might be printed on the neck or base.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (772) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2015
Pours yellow with heavy white head. Has a strong citrus, wheat and yeast aroma. Has a strong citrus, dry wheat, yeast, light fruit, and some spices and pine. A very dry aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1215) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours yellow, with a big creamy head. Aroma is fruity yeast with citrus and peach, as well as brett and some hoppy notes. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is yeasty and tart, with brett, oak, notes of farmhouse and fruity apple cider vinegar. Lingering tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESPh (98) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
Nice floral fruity aroma. Very smooth, not too carbonated. Nice fruity flavor but not sweet. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1227) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
Tap at Apex for Gigantic and Friends. A: Cloudy gold, foamy white head. N: Green apple, peppercorns, esters, funk, lemon rind, some cracker, good amount of funk. Attics and barnyards. T: Funk, sweet, and a little bitter. M: Medium body, touch oily, some alcohol, creamy carbonation. O: One of the best American saisons I have had. Peppery, estery, and funky. I would like try this next to something like Anna; I think it would be superior.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (397) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Pours a murky golden yellow with a huge white head head which lasts. Aroma is funk, brett, lemon and citrus fruit. Taste is barnyard, funk, horse blanket, slight hay, slight and coriander. Medium bodied with a lively mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (160) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
A very nice California-twist on the saison. Some fruity sweetness pushes forward in the flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1265) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Gold pour, nice white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spice, apricot, figs, and raisins, flavor is yeast, banana, cloves, figs, dates, wheat and spice. Full body with a light wheaty, spicy, sharp finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
750 ml bottle from Twin Oaks Market. Abv is 8.0%. Pours an attractive orange-gold with a nice head of foam that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is peppery spices, lemon peel, grass, straw, light caramel. bread, nutty yeast, Belgian funk, bubblegum. Has a complex flavor, well balanced with sweet, bitter, and sour elements. Very spicy and tart, maybe a little overhopped, but it works overall. Nice change of pace, would repeat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/22/15] Draught at Port Brewing/Lost Abbey in San Marcos. Hazy golden. Yeasty aroma, fruity, yeasty and spicy. Slightly sweetish flavor, fruity, yeasty and spicy. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3129) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2015
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Orange and clear appearance with a lingering, sticky white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, hop resin, light peppery spice, pine, earthy notes and light funk. Flavor of medium bitterness and light malt sweetness. Tastes like an IPA pretty much, minimal brett in this one.


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