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RATINGS: 936   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2008
750ml bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was thick, rocky, and off white with good retention, but only a bit of lacing. The aroma was of subdued orange, yeasty bread dough, and mixed spices, none of which my nose accurately identified prospectively. Nice smell, though. Very attractive. Spicy, effervescent, and dry on the tongue. Delicious spices (again, none that I was good enough to pick out specifically without help form the label), orange, and bread dough graced the flavor. Very good beer. I’d happily drink this any day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
Doughy yeast aroma with some grassy and herbal hops apparent. Opaque yellow-blonde body is topped by a low white fine bubbled head that leaves some lace. Yeasty character in the flavour also with moderate bitterness that balances the sweet malts. Spices and grassy hop flavours in the aftertaste. Medium body with very strong carbonation. It almost seems like this fermented out far drier than intended. Sampled at Oakes’ Xmas tasting 2007.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Pours a golden orange with a thin head. Nice aroma of clove, other spices, and some orange. Nice spicy flavor, it was an enjoyable beer. I was glad to be able to taste so many Lost Abbey beers on my trip to San Diego.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blutt59 (6356) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2008
750 ml. bottle, golden orange color with lots of clove and spice on the nose, big frothy head that leaves some nice lacing, flavors of clove, yeast, pepper and a very dry finish, one of my favorites

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
On tap at Stone. Pours light orange with a lasting foamy head. Aroma is citrus, spice, and yeast. Tastes sour and refreshing with good carb. Aftertaste is nice, but has a slighty stale, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2008
pours nice hazy gold.Big frothy white head.Very fragrent yeasty spicy,citrus notes.Very nice aroma. Washes over the toung slighty sweet and dry.Long lingering finish fades slowly away.Light bitter finish.Very nice drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of citrus and spices with light acidic notes. Fruity flavour of bananas, citrus, spices and hops. Hoppy and spicy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle. Hazy, cloudy, lemon brown color. Light head - quickly runs down and away from glass rim. No residue in bottom of glass. Spicy, coriander, pepper, a bit tart, sour smelling. 2nd sniff reveals more doughy, yeasty hints. Carbonated, acidic on tongue. Banana-yeasty flavor. Dry, quick finish, like a tease. Grassy, earthly elements noticeable but not too prominent. Nice job here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Deep golden with a tinge of orange. The aromas were of orange rind, spice, lemon, yeast, pepper and a forest floor/pine element. In the mouth it is medium-bodied with lots of carbonation running through the midpalate. Tart and rather simple with an earthy dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
750ml bottle from BevMo. Pours a mostly hazed golden orange with a pretty big off white head. Slight lacing was left on the tulip. Nose of citrus fruits and clove spice. Flavor was mostly spicy with some Belgian yeast and some citrus on the back drop.

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