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RATINGS: 552   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draft at Apex. Fruity, lightly funky brett, soft carbonation, apricots. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1673) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
75cl bottle shared at home. Hazy yellow with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced body with sweet and bitter tones. Citrus, lemon, herbs, hay, yeast, peacht and brett. A very tasty brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABT_S54 (275) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
75cl bottle served in a pint glass. Light straw colour with a massive white head. Aroma is very hoppy and funky. Taste is juicy hops and initially quite a severe sharpness which disappears after a while of breathing. A little watery for a Lost Abbey beer and a massive disappointment to me given the wonderful Avantgarde and my love of American hoppy beers - luckily for me the Brett is not very evident however, some people may be disappointed by this.. This just falls a little flat and I expected much more from this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9527) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Draft. Golden pour nice pithy grapefruit and spice notes dry and nice. Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (841) - 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 (1316) - 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 (103) - 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 (1414) - 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 (658) - 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 (167) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
A very nice California-twist on the saison. Some fruity sweetness pushes forward in the flavors.


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