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Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


NeuroPliny's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (238) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAR 24, 2013
On tap at lost Abbey. Pours clear yellow with a medium head that fades to fine lace. Light fruit aroma on a background of subtle spice with orange peel coming through in particular. They say it is slightly fruity and that the brettanomyces yeast (aka Brett) gives it some funk and I certainly concur. Meady yet spicy. Awesome American saison.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle to tulip. A delightful saison with moderate spice and crispness. Taste is similar to the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1551) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle in Rome-Italy, courtesy of Mortlach. Grazie. Bright orange cloudy color, off white medium head. Nose: esters, saison feel, melon a bit. Mouth: frizzy, a bit tart and astringent quite sweet too. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1847) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle shared with ippopotamo36. Pours golden with a medium white head. Aroma of yeasts, citrus, pine, orange zest, lemongrass. Flavour is balanced, light sweet with a good bitter end. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5469) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
4 oz bottle pour at Birch & Barley during the annual SAVOR Brewers Brunch. Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, floral notes, funk. Tastes of herbs, citrus, light alcohol, floral notes, light funk. Medium body with a dry and slightly warm finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1843) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Aromas and flavors were floral, earthy, slight citrus and funk. Hoppiness at finish with a certain dryness. Light color and white head. Easy body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (485) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2016
An extra pop of bitterness for a saison. Wildly complex with notes of Citrus, pine, banana, pear...fruity booze nose. Some grapefruit. One of the better saisons I’ve had lately.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (736) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, fruit, grain, hops and brettanomyces.

Appearance:
Opaque golden/amber beer with a medium white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, Belgian yeast and fruit; ends slightly bitter, dry and sour with grain, hops and brettanomyces.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1801) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
Gylden klar skum hvid Citrus frugt stald gær Bitten lidt sur lidt Cremet livlig

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a golden orange with a small white head. Aromas of citrus/grass. Flavor was a dry, yeasty tinge to it. Overall very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6457) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a cloudy yellow-gold color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dry, musty and chalky with pepper and funk. The flavor was dry, tart and citric with perfume, must and funk. Long musty citrus finish. Medium body. Decent.


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