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RATINGS: 523   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.


NeuroPliny's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (208) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (150) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
A very nice California-twist on the saison. Some fruity sweetness pushes forward in the flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1173) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Gold pour, nice white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spice, apricot, figs, and raisins, flavor is yeast, banana, cloves, figs, dates, wheat and spice. Full body with a light wheaty, spicy, sharp finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
750 ml bottle from Twin Oaks Market. Abv is 8.0%. Pours an attractive orange-gold with a nice head of foam that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is peppery spices, lemon peel, grass, straw, light caramel. bread, nutty yeast, Belgian funk, bubblegum. Has a complex flavor, well balanced with sweet, bitter, and sour elements. Very spicy and tart, maybe a little overhopped, but it works overall. Nice change of pace, would repeat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/22/15] Draught at Port Brewing/Lost Abbey in San Marcos. Hazy golden. Yeasty aroma, fruity, yeasty and spicy. Slightly sweetish flavor, fruity, yeasty and spicy. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2015
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Orange and clear appearance with a lingering, sticky white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, hop resin, light peppery spice, pine, earthy notes and light funk. Flavor of medium bitterness and light malt sweetness. Tastes like an IPA pretty much, minimal brett in this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1041) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a golden color with a bit of head. Well hopped saison, but not overpowering. Crisp and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (2785) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie): Un robuste biscuit miellé et herbacé qui laisse une mince trainée de saveurs facilement oubliables.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (466) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Very crisp and tasty. A hint of warming alcohol as well. Overall, I think this is a wonderful Saison that I would be happy to drink again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (766) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
From bottle, so good. Dang. Slightly banana, slightly delicious! Unbelievable! Just trying to kill words here.: but really good saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AbouAli (187) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Couleur jaune paille, mousse blanche persistante mais pas importante, nez brett, pamplemousse, carbonation moyenne à assez importante, final très sec, peu de goût de houblon mais un peu d’amertume


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