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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark yellow with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is tart with yeast and barnyard. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Flacour is tart with yeast and orange peel, and a sour horseblanket finish. Quite nice and true to style, but, dare I say, maybe just a little bit boring?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1723) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2014
hazy gold pour, large frothy white head. big herbal nose. lots of clove in the mouth, slight gum and flowers. full body, prickly carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (756) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
750ml bottle pours a golden color with a lot of head. Lots of belgian yeast flavor and a fruity aroma.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itzjerm (1291) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2014
I'm not a saison fan. Yeast pepper flavor. Lemon pepper focus. Not my thing. No head. Average saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle (25oz): Hazy, medium to thick head and deep golden. Very clean, spice, fruit aromatics. Lovely lift. Citrus rind. Heaps of complexity. Dry, Slightly sour (clean) and moderate bitterness. More phenolic than bitter. Dense, elegant and very long. Layers of flavor. Balanced. Floral, citrus (orange), malt, yeast. Just builds on the palate. Pepper reminds me of Syrah. Lovely beer. Wonderful Saison. Probably the best or second best example to date.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7437) - 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 (771) - 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 (385) - 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 (43) - 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 (156) - 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.


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