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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Knownfactor (9) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2010 does not count
Bottle. Pours Cloudy Copper/Straw color, 2 inch head. Aroma: Grapefruit, Sav Blanc, Hay, Light Spice. Taste: Sour, fruity, spicy, hint of grapefruit, tangy. Medium bodied with with a soft clean finish. Another banger from The Lost Abbey!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
bottle. pours a hazy orange with a frothy white head. aroma is a nice lemon, lactic acid, funkiness. bright. nice. flavor is melon, toast, light booze anad some light dough. a bit of a disconnect between the lemony lactic nose which is almost gueuzelike and the melony, burnt, rustic flavor. but it works. solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8694) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2010
750 ml bottle. 2009 version. Finland.
Hazy yellow colour with creamy white head. Belgian yeast, fruits and spices in aroma. Flavour is Belgian yeast, lots of spices and fruity bitter hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2010
750 mL bottle, corked & caged (2010 version sampled fresh): I waited 10 days for it to settle and clear up after the shipping from Cali. Pours a clear golden yellow with an incredibly fluffy off-white head. Huge, floral and sweet melon aroma…sweet berries and fruity yeast. Smooth, sweet palate, with a slight spiciness in the finish: anise, ginger and coriander. The funkiness comes after the first glass…tart, yeasty, and honey tartness. A wonderful celebratory beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5027)
- Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. cloudy yellow with a white head. nose is earthy, musk, herbal, light funkiness. nice on the palate, flavor is very herbal, grassy, brett, clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk9 (183)
- Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
(750ml bottle 2009 vintage thanks to bu11zeye) Lemony aroma. Dark yellow with some orange hues. Some funkiness on the nose which I like. Bitter, earthy hops. Yeastiness. Really nice. Light but complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, hazy gold pour with few bubbles, sweet fruit and honey aromas, grainy, cantaloupe and honey flavors, light bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
(750ml bottle, 2009 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, mango, pineapple, grass, horseblanket, and herbs. Flavor of herbs, grass, citrus, brett, and yeast with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Draft at Medici-Normal. Pours a mostly clear gold with fluffy head. Nose is estery bananas, light lemon notes and dusty earthiness. On taste, much more subdued with some nice bitter notes and a helping of bananas. Reasonably spicy with white pepper notes. Body is a bit thin and the taste is a bit shallow. Still, super drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5819) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2010
(750ml bottle 2009 vintage thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium yellow, with a lasting ring of white bubbles. Nose of tart cherry, cinnamon, wood, juniper, and herbal. Taste is also herbal, wet wood, spicy, currants with a spicy finish and oily body. Nice saison.


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