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RATINGS: 530   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.


peter's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft. Thin head and the cloudy appearance of a wheat bear. Nose has a slight tinge of funk on it but is mainly sweet with a honey character. Taste follows suit, a bit like a wit. Great session for watching the Blackhawks.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABT_S54 (241) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
75cl bottle served in a pint glass. Light straw colour with a massive white head. Aroma is very hoppy and funky. Taste is juicy hops and initially quite a severe sharpness which disappears after a while of breathing. A little watery for a Lost Abbey beer and a massive disappointment to me given the wonderful Avantgarde and my love of American hoppy beers - luckily for me the Brett is not very evident however, some people may be disappointed by this.. This just falls a little flat and I expected much more from this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8700) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Draft. Golden pour nice pithy grapefruit and spice notes dry and nice. Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (750) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2015
Pours yellow with heavy white head. Has a strong citrus, wheat and yeast aroma. Has a strong citrus, dry wheat, yeast, light fruit, and some spices and pine. A very dry aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1181) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours yellow, with a big creamy head. Aroma is fruity yeast with citrus and peach, as well as brett and some hoppy notes. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is yeasty and tart, with brett, oak, notes of farmhouse and fruity apple cider vinegar. Lingering tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESPh (95) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
Nice floral fruity aroma. Very smooth, not too carbonated. Nice fruity flavor but not sweet. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
Tap at Apex for Gigantic and Friends. A: Cloudy gold, foamy white head. N: Green apple, peppercorns, esters, funk, lemon rind, some cracker, good amount of funk. Attics and barnyards. T: Funk, sweet, and a little bitter. M: Medium body, touch oily, some alcohol, creamy carbonation. O: One of the best American saisons I have had. Peppery, estery, and funky. I would like try this next to something like Anna; I think it would be superior.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (347) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Pours a murky golden yellow with a huge white head head which lasts. Aroma is funk, brett, lemon and citrus fruit. Taste is barnyard, funk, horse blanket, slight hay, slight and coriander. Medium bodied with a lively mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (157) - 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 (1214) - 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.


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