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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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American hopped saison.

Editorís 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3771) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, light caramel and fruitiness with light citrus, light spiciness (coriander - light pepper), faint alcohol. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and faint fruitiness, light citrus and spiciness, light hoppyness and alcohol. Finish is average, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and citrus, light - some spiciness and hoppyness, some alcohol. Sharply spiced saison - too much alcohol in the finish considering the body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3876) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden pour. Aroma of orange zest, caramel and mild brett. Taste of mild funky grain, soft brett, orange and some caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1665) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 17, 2015
backlog. Golden colour with a firm head. Nice barnyard brett notes in the aroma, some spices. Dry mouthfeel, balanced, good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy orange, nose is floral, citrus, toffee, yeasty, taste is dry, bretty, vanilla, fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4471) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2015
From a bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thick, bubbly off white head. Tastes like dried fruits, white grapes, light herb, grassy, straw, biscuit and cracker malt, and light booze. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like white grapes, dried fruit, herbs, and biscuit and cracker malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours bright gold with frothy white head. Aroma is bready malts, lemon, spice, orange peel, floral hops, and faint tropical fruit and grassy notes. Flavor is dry and crisp with a great malt profile, plenty of light fruit and spice notes, moderate bitterness, and some orange peel notes through the finish. Medium/full body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Numerous vintages of various ages (tap and bottle), most recently drunk on 9/14/15 (bottled).
The first time I ever had this beer was a VERY memorable experience. It was at Deep Ellum and it was on draught and I wouldnt shut up about it while drinking it or for a few days afterwards. Pretty much the perfect manifestation of brett, light and lively, but still with enough tartness and fruitiness, though nowhere near dominating the beer. Very much saison-like, in the good, Belgian way, and I didnít get much of the American hops; certainly no resin or pine/grapefruit. Tight carbonation and light on the alcohol (though some bottles Iíve had have been slightly on the boozey/estery side). At best, Iíd put this in the mid to upper 4ís. The worst bottles Iíve had are still upper 3ís so I guess Iíll give it a general average score, though tending higher as I believe the less desirable bottles had sat warm on the shelf for a long time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2126) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear Amber with a white head. Aroma Brett, quite sweet, foral, yeasty, fruity sweet. Tste is sweet fruits, Brett, foral, peachy, quite dry and lingerin, spicey. High carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
2015 version. A golden saison with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light fruity notes, light grassy hops, light mineral notes, OK. In mouth, a light fruity malt with light grassy hops, light fruity esters, light cloves, no Brett noted, decent but more like a regular Saison. On tap at San Marcos Taproom.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McWorta (1406) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2015
Lightly nebulous golden (EBC 6) with a frothy large white fine poring head, good retention and lacings; light viscous. On the nose aromas of funky floral barnyard, light white pepper notes, orange zest, earthy with faint white grapes developping at the back end. Fine perlage, effervescent, light, bright texture developping a soft slickness nearly velvety, medium-full yet elegantly slender body. Some funky wheat sweetness with a lovely peppery note and orangey white grape bitterness occurs. Finish has a lasting momentum offering more complex fruity induced dry barnyard flavours.


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