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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (1995) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
Thanks to caesar for sharing. Hazy golden colored, white head. Spicy nose, yeasty, some orange perhaps. Spicy and yeasty flavor, some dryness, some brett. Pretty good, although not very outspoken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (229) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a light golden with rocky head and lots of sediment. Nose is Belgian yeast, fruit ester, orange peel, a big spiced. Taste is tons of Belgian yeast, a bit of yeasty spice, fruit ester, a bit sweet up front, very bready, dry on the finish. Not much of that barnyard funk , yeast is very strong. A bit thick on the mouthfeel for a saison, high carb as would be expected. It's good, not great, very yeasty but missing that saison funk and complexity that I want. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5119) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
Bottled from biergenot.be, couldnt find a bottling date, medium sample. Slight hazy golden color, medium frothy white head. Aroma is slight spicy, some bubblegum, citrus, hint of barnyard. Soft bitterness, hint of lemony sourness, bit dry. Like a Bretted saison but with some quite noticeable citrussy notes. Nice, but Brett could have been more outspoken for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (431) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a nice golden with a nice, cloudy head. Citrus, fruit, and spice aroma. Lemon citrus flavors with a nice spice finish. Another solid beer from lost abbey, though this one kinda stood out from the others. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (855) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Type: 750ml bottle (25.4 oz.) Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass From: Costco in in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $6.64 Purchased: May 12, 2014 Consumed: May 12, 2014 Misc.: Cork and twist Poured a golden, straw, hazy color with five fingers of bubbly, foamy, white head. A few lines of bubbles coming up from the bottom on sides of the glass. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention. Smelled a plethora of flavors. Got sour fruit, banana, kiwi, apple, grape, caramel, honey, bubblegum, floral hops, peppery spice and melon. Tasted pretty close to the smell. Got sour fruit, apple, grape, kiwi, honey, caramel, slight butterscotch, Belgian spices, lemon grass, CHECK- Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Fruity finish. A good Saison for sure. I’d have it again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GriffDaddy (64) - - MAY 6, 2014
Golden yellow, cloudy pour with a white, assertive head. Bitter up front, a bit grassy in the middle and drops off with a furtive finish. Waiting for something funky, finding very little. Would I drink again? Maybe. Would I order again? No.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Keg at Lost Abbey/Port tasting room, 18/04/14. Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white swirl and edgework. Nose is straw, bitter lemon, light brett snap, yeast esters, spice, pepper. Taste comprises orange peel, tarte tropicana, spice, hay, light bretty funk. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough brett infused saison but not a whole lot of depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2048) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle from Olbutikken in Copenhagen & shared at Takatsuki Jazz Street. Served in a mini-tulip glass. A crystal clear light gold with a thick eggshell white head that has stating power. Earthy, funky that includes citrus & catpiss notes. Light bodied with a zesty feathery mouthfeel. The taste is classic saison, earthy funky, some metallic Brett notes, lemony citrus and an exceptionally dry finish. This bottle was at least a year old but still pretty damn good, it held up well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours golden with an inch of white foam. Leaves a bit of lacing in the glass. Has a bit of pineapple on the tongue. Nice flavor definitely get the barnyard funk. Finishes clean. Another nice entry from lost abbey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (687) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2014
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours hazy bright golden yellow with thick white head. Aroma is lightly sweet pale malt and fresh earthy barnyard flavors that fill your nose; coriander really jumps out. Taste is clean pale malt, faint tart notes, with sharply crisp finish. Dry lightly spicy peppery flavors linger. Simple light refreshing beer; very easy drinking.

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