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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2010
Haz<y golden body, white head. Aroma of phenols, apple, malt and yeast. Some yoghurt and peppery flavours. Yeasty, hoppy and fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4689) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle inked as 2010: Funk and lemon flesh aroma. Shimmering golden, medium head, good lace. Lemon flesh flavor. Well done, simply good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is stunning: brett, spices, yeast and mostly fruit. Taste is pretty the same. Medium/thin body with good level of carbonation. Great surprise!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2010
75cl bottle. Pours a hazy light amber color with a medium off-white head. Good lacing foam. Aroma is simply stunning: strong and intens fruityness (apples and peaches) and funkyness with a decise presence of spices. The funky presence tends to the acidic, remembering of some lambic. The taste is as complex as the aroma: strong funkyness sorrounded by some maltiness and a touch from the hops. The funkyness give a sort of sourness again. Fruity and grassy notes in the background. Mostly sweet finish. Palate is full with good carbonation. Overall, a splendid and complex brew, remembering of some sours/lambics. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
22oz. Thanks to Obguther. Arima sour from brett. A little fruit. Taste soft rounded sweet. Peach and lemons. Spicy. Palate is medium mouthfeel. Overall a nice sour. Not overdone.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Obguther) Light grain and Brett aroma with touch of light fruits. Slightly cloudy light straw golden with small rocky white head. Brett with light fruitiness. Quite dry and spicy. Medium to light body and mouth. Finish is dry, spicy and quite bitter. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of obguthr at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Bottled 4/7/10. Hazy orange body with a small white head. Sweet spice and light funk aroma. Sweet floral, spice and faint funk flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3968) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. 2010 bottle. Semi hazy light gold with ring of white head. Definitely bretty and dry. Damn good for saison style. Tasty stuff. Too bad Tomme is a dickhead.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1885) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing. Pour is light milky orange, smallish head and little lacing. Really spicy aroma. Flavor was sweet, bordering on sticky with a slightly flat mouthfeel. Lots of gspice. Like sparkling pear juice with a tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (937) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 6, 2010
750 mL bottle. Cloudy, light golden pour. Aroma of bread and citrus barnyard. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel with the taste of dough, Belgian yeast and lemongrass with a dry, slightly sour finish. Middle of the road saison priced like a top shelf saison.


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