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RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée-ambrée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Levures fruitées (agrumes) et épicées, petites notes funky, léger de céréales et de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses
Goût : Entrée de bouche : levures fruitées funky (agrumes, traces de pêches) et épicées (poivrées) Un support discret de céréales avec un léger développement de houblon floral et herbeux.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : petites notes crémeuses. Finale : moyenne, un peu sèche, composée d’un goût de levures épicées avec une légère amertume de houblon floral

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (785) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Very lively. Nose is is orange, bread, dough, pepper, a chalky alikilie note, the ginger and grains of paradise are just peaking through. Taste is surprisingly sweet, honey, floral hop notes, lots and lots of sweet orange, a little white chocolate, bread, leading to lots of ginger and emerging pepperiness in the finish. It’s a very nice saison, but it’s just a little too refined, not funky enough, a bit too sweet in the opening. Having heard so much of Lost Abbey I am a little disappointed at my first bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (935) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Poured from bomber hazy golden with a 2 finger foamy white head. Aromas of yeast spice and citrus peel. Taste is dry grass citrus ginger and an overly peppery bitter peel finish. A bit more refinement and this would be awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2112) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2015
750mL cork and cage shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! Pours Orange gold with a big light beige head. Aroma is wet dog, pepper. Flavor is dry with lots of black pepper, hints of orange.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
A hazed golden saison with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, loads of tropical fruits and banana esters, light citrus, oily mouth feel, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with orange pulp, light banana and cotton candy, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at San Marcos Taproom.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (927) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 1, 2015
Bottiglia comprata da grand cru Rimini e bevuta a casa. Chiara con molta schiuma grossolana e persistente. Brettata al naso. In bocca conferma una acidità piuttosto marcata, secca, si sente una nota vinosa

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Mi4i

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A; A classic saison with earthy, citric, green grape, pare, apple, pepper and a touch of clove. Hints of sweetness. A: Hazy golden/orange with a sturdy, white head. T: Follows the nose with more citrus and grass with some ginger and yeast character. Not a ton of funky flavor. Overall, a little more subdued than the nose would lead you to believe. P: Medium body with a nice, crisp carbonation. O: Well done saison, Belgian yeast carries this beer, wish I got a bit more malt in the taste...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Flaska på Pitcher’s i Linköping. Grumlig, ljus med lite skum. Doftar kryddigt, friskt och fruktigt. Väldigt lättdrucken med de typiska jästiga tonerna för en saison. Fruktigheten och kryddigheten går igen i smaken. Mycket bra!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2384) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy yellow golden color with off white head. Yeasty spicy, herbal, light citrusy fruity Aroma. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2759) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Hazy orange pour, several years old sitting in my basement. This is a funky pineapple bomb in the nose and in the taste. Straw, funk and slightly bittersweet finish.


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