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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Amazing aroma of rasp, lemon, and brett funk/hay. Sweet brew with grainy flavors spiking up. Hay, lemon, florals. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
It pours a cloudy light orange with about a half finger head that goes quickly. There is some decent lacing. The aroma is very strong with a sour citrus note, hops, and there is smell of yeast. The taste is interesting, and but plain. The mostly tastes hoppy, light notes of citrus. Its very drinkable, smooth taste through out but nothing overly special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2011
750mL bottle. Poured slightly hazy, paler golden with a well-retained, sticky white head. The aroma picked up zesty lemon, tart wheat, and grains of paradise over a soft, bready base.. lovely accents of dank funkiness.. really enjoyed it. The flavor was similar to the nose.. very engaging lemon zest, pineapple, and wheaty tartness over a bready base.. grains of paradise, white pepper, and dusty funk accented.. dry and tangy on the long finish. Medium-bodied with active, scratchy carbonation on the palate.. very dry throughout.. totally engaging and tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2011
Hazy golden color. Barnyard and earth in the nose. Lots of leather, hay and Brett in the mouth. Dry with an underlying oakiness that kinda reminds me of a chard. Interesting. Not as dry as a want a saison, but still decent stuff. Barnyard and leather linger in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
750 ml bottle. Bought May 09 @ Binnyís. Pour looks the color of a cider, but with the fizz of champagne. Smell is clearly tinged with Brett, but thereís also room for some ale fruitiness and good old beery malt. Taste keeps up the tartness but is champagne-dry to boot. I thought at first this was all malts, but now I get a subtle touch of spice, maybe sage, I canít say. That could still just be saison yeast and a summertime ferment at work. If there are US hops here, they must have been aged. Or this is, after all, a two-year old bottle. So in other words, a refined, complex little ale hiding behind a simple mask, just like a Carnavale-goer. And itís very easy to go through a whole big bottle while I find the words to describe it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeyMalts (64) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
750ml btl bought from The Jug Shop in SF a year or so ago. Poured into tulip glass. Sweet aromas of orange, lemon, banana, pineapple fruits with subtle sour notes. Pours a thick and rocky white foam, with a clear, beautiful golden yellow color like a pilsner. Actively carbonated (reminiscent of a champagne?) that has a pleasant sweet then lightly sour taste. Smooth on the palate and has some residual sugar on the aftertaste. A great Saison-ish style beer, that I would highly consider buying again (bought it mainly bc I had just gone to Mardi Gras in NOLA shortly before), I would most def recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle, thx Nick. Pours orange/gold with a nice white head. Aroma is citrus, fruit, spicy belgo yeast. Flavor is light, refreshing, a bit sweet but did not pick up any brett. Had it at the tail end of a tasting so my palate was probably shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1043) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2011
750 ml bottle of 2009 vintage, purchased at Beverages 4 Less over a year ago ($10.99). Pours a clear golden amber hue with a finger and a half of very white foam. Aroma has a noticeable and actually very pleasant brett funkishness along with citrus (lemon and a hint of orange) and yeast. Flavor has bready malts, a nice level of brett funk, lemon, orange peel, and pepper. Has a lightly sweet finish with some spicy brett. But unfortunately itís somewhat flat. Despite the lack of carbonation, this is a great saison. (204, 448)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
Pours a hazy yellow with a large rocky head. The aroma has blue cheese, chalk, and cream. The flavor is cheesy, funky, spicy with orange and lemon. Solid but not fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
Pours hazy yellow with a thick white head. Sour yeast aroma. Very strong. Nice flavour lots of orange and banana. Not as sour i i would have expected. But a nice saison none the less.

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