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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

   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 canít say I would drink more than one in a sitting, but 750ml is not a challenge by any means. Iím just now getting into saisons, weíll see how I feel in a couple months about this one. Serving type: bottle 02-12-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (976) - SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Hazy greyed orange with white foamy head. Rustic, coppery farm nose. Dry and spicy initial taste, bag of cheap oranges and soft bitterness. Firm carbonation but mouthfeel didnít quite marry with and juiciness in the main beer. Finish of straw, peppery and linger of lemon. Wee bit milky? Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2013
A nice enough saison, sweet but not overly so with oranges and peach to the front.. A slight pepper and spicy finish, did not pick up a huge saison feel but it was ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
750 ml bottle at the stone brew pub in the airport in San Diego. Cloudy orange yellow color with a beautiful fluffy white heAd. Taste is one of the better saisons I've had in a while ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2480) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
pint at Armsby Abby. good aroma..yeasty spiced. some.funkiness..lemongrass..green apple. tad hazed golden orange color. good head and lace. tart flavor. medium body thick ceamy mouthfeel. dry spiced finish. darn good. getting yeastier as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
want1DIPA (205) - - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle pour. A very tasty bretted up spiced farmhouse ale. Iím enjoying the complex sweet and tart notes of this brew. Nice floral taste too. Lost Abbey can do no wrong!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2232) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at the parentals with my dad. Pour is slightly hazy golden orange with a big white head and great lacing. Biscuity, doughy, big fruity, basil, coriander, and tangy aroma. Taste is fruity, hay, semi-sweet, light banana, oranges, herbs, straw, white pepper and cereal. Medium body with high carbobation. Decent saison but not top tier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Nice spicy saison. Hazy gold pour. Pepper, orange, ginger, and coriander with the strong yeast in the nose. Breast yeast, pepper, clove. Active bubbly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Clean, light straw color with a nice pillowy white head. Good lacing. Aroma of light fruit, subtle spice, and pilsner beer. Very dry finish. Can pick up some pepper in the finish and aftertaste, and slight orange peel bitterness, but only because I looking for it. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Great Lacing S: Yeast, Apricots, Corriander, White Pepper T: Yeast, Corriander, White Pepper, Peach M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Spicy, Semi Drying Overall, a solid yeasty, spicy saison with great flavor.

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