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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This Farmhouse Ale traces its roots to the small rustic breweries of Southern Belgium. The word Saison comes to us from the French language and it means Season. Lightly spiced with Organic Ginger, Orange Peels, Black Pepper and Grains of Paradise, this brew promises to quench your thirst on the hottest Southern California days or wherever your travels may take you. Available in 750 ml bottles and on draft at select inspired locations.

Editor's note. This is a new incarnation of SPF 45, previously brewed at Pizza Port Solana Beach


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2014
750ml Flasche. Trübe gelb-orange Farbe mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, hopfig, hefig. Geschmack leicht säuerlich, herb bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (458) - Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Tap. Pours light yellow with white head. Aroma is quite spicy, fruity. Has a very light body, great spice- pepper, touch of bitterness. Good, nothing great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (326) - Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is very saison yeast. Appearance is a clear golden with a frothy, white head. Taste is a very sweet saison with a flowery sweet finish. Palate is the dry saison taste. Overall, a very good saison. Would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mavericks0619 (38) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Great saison. Good aroma and pours a typical hazy clear. Strong banana and citrus notes but they balance each other out well and don’t overwhelm your taste buds.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tony_gorilla (144) - Fiskum, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from De Molen webshop enjoyed at home. This is in my opinion a great saison. I can taste and imagine the red barn. Maby you have too be a country boy to understand but this is great. Only thing i have to put a finger on is the smell... Not much of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1394) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
On tap, this was a boring saison that I didnt feel had enough spice or earth flavors.. it was very bland I thought, but it was carbonated so thats a plus for LA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (456) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2014
750ml bottle (9/2011) pours hay golden orange with 2 finger head. Nose is fruty yeast and apples, spices, citrus. Taste is earthy apple, hay, citrus, spices. Finish is earthy fruit and rustic spices. Did not hold up very well to age.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Orange, luftig feine schaumkrone, säuerlich fruchtiges aroma, fruchtig würzig (pfeffer) im geschmack, anhaltender nachklang nach pfeffer und säure, alles gut abgestimmt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (805) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
750 ml thx Heather and Frank a: vinous, orange, peppery app: hazy pale big foamy white head. excellent lacing. t/p: thin body with medium long a acidic finish. fizzy o: great. a nice thirst quencher. in the spirit of the style/origin. well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Poured to NB globe A: pours a golden straw hue with two finger medium thickness head which resolves to a decent quilt of loosely whipped egg white. Affluent lacing around edges. The rim of the beer creeps up the sides as though begging to rise. Good looker. S: Banana, clove, over steeped black tea, herbal grassiness, lemon rinds, and the slightest hint of sweet mint. I like the subtlety and complexity of the nose here. T: Earthy, bitter, sweet, grainy. Whispers of tea, hay, sourness. The nose is more intriguing than the taste. Tannic. M: Initially quite slicking, the finish dries like a red wine (think cab, syrah, malbec). Steals the moisture from the palate. This makes me require another drink to replenish that initial lubrication prior to the drying. Light body with punchy carbonation. Fun mouthfeel. D: This is a good beer. I can’t say I would drink more than one in a sitting, but 750ml is not a challenge by any means. I’m just now getting into saisons, we’ll see how I feel in a couple months about this one. Serving type: bottle 02-12-2011


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