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RATINGS: 444   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of brett, malts and nuts. Flavour citrus, brett, yeast, some sweet wheat-like notes, light sour touch. Quite fizzy. Finish yeast and malts.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT 8b, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Abijen!)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT 8 shared by Abijen. Hazy yellow color, soapy white head. Smell lightly malts, yeasty, slightly brett, dusty. Taste lightly malts, yeast, lightly herbs or spices, typical saison. Medium body, a bit fizzy carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3449) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT9 thx to Abijen. Hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Smells herbs, soapy, Belgian yeast, coriander. Tastes too much coriander, herbs, Belgian yeast, brett, dusty. Medium body, too much carbo.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (1155) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Pours a unclear orange beer with a good white bubbling head. Smells soap, yeasty. Tastes like it has more alcohol than 6,5%. Yeasts, fruity. Lively carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Aroma is yeast, malts and strong pixie sticks/sugar. The flavor is tropical fruit, sugar/pixie sticks, fruit and a medium sweet/tangy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Craftheads. Bit pissed by this stage. Golden colour, big fluffy white head. Aroma is great, soft, bit creamy, slightly soapy, but in a good way. Bit cheesy. Herbal. Light berry fruitiness. Good Brett funkiness. Strawberry shortbread. Taste is very nice. Sweet fruitiness, light citrus, really nice. Very fresh, bit of creaminess, nice herbal element. Little bit of bitterness at the end but very crisp and refreshing. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap @ Lost Abbey. Cloudy golden orange pour with a white head. Nose is nice and fruity. Good peach, citrus, and just a touch of pineapple. Nice bready malt, yeast, and grass, too. Flavor is mildly bitter with some grassy and citrus peel notes. Sweet peach and pineapple as well. Light bread, cracker, and yeast. Solid carbonation. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (384) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2013
Láhev 750 ml Silné aroma lučních květin, žlutého melounu a lesního ovoce. Pěna je bílá, hrubší konzistence, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je krásná jasná oranžová a silně kalná. Celkově pivo na pohled dělá opravdu výtečný dojem. Pivo má střední říz, robustní kořeněný střed který má lehký nádech žlutého melounu, okraje jsou sladší s jemným limetkovým závojem. Finiš je vcelku robustně hořký a držící, není příliš příjemný. Tento saison má opravdu výborné aroma, celkový vzhled je také výtečný, tyto oba aspekty jsou u tohoto piva nadstandartní, chuť má velmi dobrý začátek a střed, krásně pestré barvy chutí, finiš oproti tomu mi přijde až příliš rázný, ale zase na druhou stranu, docela podtrhává styl farmářská ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
On tap @ Lord Hobo. Clear golden with a low white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is herbal with some yeastiness, cereals, light spices and some belgiumness. Taste is slightly sweet with cereals, yeast, grass, spices and bubblegum(?). Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Moderately dry finish. Good Saison. Drinkable and well balanced, but not really complex. It’s good, but a Top-50 Saison? I’m not sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aenima (208) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
Sour and funky aroma. The taste is fruity, funky, citrusy and sour. A little low carbonation for the style.


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