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RATINGS: 529   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5194) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Corked and caged 25.4oz, VINTAGE 2012. Nose is fruity and funky Brett, spicy and bright Saison yeast, touch of pepper, green grape skins, light acetic [though only in the nose]. Clear golden very effervescent, dense/tight Orvallish white head. Taste dry and very Brett-forward, probably on equal footing with the saison. Golden malt, very crisp fullish body, pepper, a touch rubbery but that’s only for a few milliseconds. Smooth wooden/cork character (though not ’corked’). Gently warming as if 8-9% abv, light-medium bitterness with a lingering fullness of hops. Still very vibrant and strong in flavor, great against food.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[6927-20141129] Bottle. Fruity floral aroma. Hazy, orange yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Fruity lemon floral yeast continues in the flavour. Medium body. Good. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1574) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Golden orange with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is coriander, brett funk, saison spice, lemon peel. Medium-light bodied, lightly tart and subtly bitter on the palate with quite a dry finish. Taste is lemon peel, orange peel, chamomile, saison spice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4071) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy amber pour with a massive frothy white head, lemon and yeast aroma, taste has zesty lemon, orange a hint of spice, grass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at omhper.
Appearance: Opaque golden colour with a large white head.
Aroma: Fruit, spices, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, malt, fruit, yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
2014-11-29. Hazy dark yellow body, small white head. Aroma is lighty lemony with a lightly funky quality, fruity, light brett. Smooth average bodied palate, decent carbonation. Enjoyable but a little milder overall than I had hoped. My notes suck because my iPhone deleted them and I had to start over :( Bottle shared by Will

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (118) - - NOV 30, 2014
Flaska köpt på Systembolaget Ringen, Stockholm. Bra för att vara en saison, har en elegant framtoning helt klart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1001) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
DWF; Bottle 9,4FL. OZ. Drunk at Cardinal. Pours moderate, foggy golden with a short lived, creamy, lacing off-white head. Nose is delicat malt and moderate caramel, pears and apple, yeast, light herbal, nuts and spice. Taste is moderate sweet, to heavy, and light bitter with a moderate to lasting, warming finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomskalle (9) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
Drukket på Cardinal. Lukt av umoden frukt, spesielt drue, det samme med smaken.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2006) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
Flaska ölföreningen 2014. Smak och doft av äpple, päron, grapefrukt, tall, jäst, fläder, örter, gräs med toner av peppar och örter. Fruktig, en aning sträv. Bra balans och väldigt gott.


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