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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
In short: A moderately funky and relatively thick bready/douhgy bretty Saison. Superb
How: Bottle 750ml. Many times. This rating for a bottle almost one year after the beer release
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose is very bretty with grapefruit and leather coming out strong. Taste has honeyed malts, white bread, funk, banana bread, semi-ripe bananas, bubblegum, pineapples, very light leather. Finish is medium dry. From the nose I expected a brett bomb but the in the end this is a moderately funky beer. It is thicker and more nourishing than usual for the style but I found the beer to be highly sessionnable nonetheless. A great beer. Anyway, Iíll keep this rating relatively short. Donít you just hate it when people say stuff in their ratings that you really didínt want or need to know? I hate that. Anyway, I gotta go trim my nose hair.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (19734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle at home ... nice golden amber ... thin white head ... light brett ... light lemon nose ... soft oily full body ... light hop bitter ... agin hint of the brett ... light dryness ... some lemon peel ... really enjoying this

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Hazy golden color. Thin head, some lacing. Brett comes through nicely. A little tartness on the finish. Very good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1943) - Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2010
750 ml. bottle- I donít see a vintage on the bottle anywhere, so I assume itís 2008 vintage- Pours clear golden with lava lamp looking bubbles and nice pillowy white looking head, lacework is also tremendous. Aroma is strong which I will assume is the bretts as well as spice, maybe peppercorn. The flavor is strong (again assuming bretts?) and yeast, strong clove and some bananas as well. Much more complex and satisfying than the Lip Stinger before this. These Saisons are the mad scientists of the world, they are always funky, spicy, and unique, sometimes they translate well, sometimes they donít, but are never boring.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5275) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2010 Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim leaving spider lacing. Barnyard and marshmallow aromas. Sweet caramel and brett upfront with a slightly bitter lemon and orange citrus and herbs middle before returning to a lasting brett finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2010
The Brett comes through strong on this brew. Pour a pale golden color with a thick white foam head and lots of life. Has an aroma of lemon zest, grass, and funk. Dry bitter taste, with lemon zest and Brett funk on the finish. Very nice mouthfeel. A bit yeasty for me, not as balanced as I would have hoped. Decent brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6175) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Caged/corked. Very light colored beer, bright and golden. The aroma is vaguely citrusy and yeasty. This drinks with a subtle finesse thatís hard to find ... easy to drink for even the most persnickety drinker, yet with a complex and enticing balance of spice, fruit, yeast ... Very well done. (#3966, 8/15/2010)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Lightly hazy yellow. Aroma is lighly funky, barnyard, yeasty. Nice flavor, definite barnyard flavors, almost like manure. In a good way. Good beer. Nice to have this on tap at Lost Abbey.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jethro6191 (506) - Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Pours a clear pale gold with a creamy white head. Floral, hay, and barnyard notes. Light body with a medium level of carbonation. Nice light ale that is perfect on a hot summer day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleDude (41) - USA - AUG 4, 2010
Nor too farmhouse aroma. Lightgold. Sweet malty with some farmhouse funk but ok.


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