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RATINGS: 918   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Gold in color with a little cloud and nice white head. Spice, grass, yeast and malt on the nose. Flavor is got a little bite up front with a nice malty yeasty taste. Some warmth on the finish with the alcohol, just enough to know its there. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Light golden colour with a bit of a whiteish head. Not much of an aroma, flavour is light with a bit of pepper. Not too bad, not too notable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
MMM!!! How nice. A wonderful Saison with tons of malty goodness. Aroma is semi-sweet with a cloudy light red hue. Has a very nice medium head. Taste is smooth with a carbonated afterburn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2008 Eh, not bad. Golden color, nicely formed head, aroma is very fruity. The taste is a lot heavier than the color would have one believe. Spicey and yeasty taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Light amber with a eggshell white head. Nice spicy smell of ginger, black pepper, citrus fruit. Med. body and smooth. Taste is first spicy sweet with ginger and citrus then a dry pepper, grainy flavor to finish. Mild but complex flavors here.Apr 01/2007

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2007
750ml bottle: This one pours a rich, golden color. There was just a hint of haze, and a bit of an off-white head to it. The aroma is very fragrant. Earthy, musty, yeasty and grassy. The taste is very good. Somewhat fruity, grassy, spicy, just a mixed bag working VERY well together. A very good Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
Hazy cloudy yellow with big frothy head. Aroma was wheay and yeasty with a touch of must. Some light spice and orange falvour but otherwise pretty simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Spice, tart pear and orange peel. very fruity and dominated by spice. Weird yeasty finish .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4781) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
(750ml bottle) Sampled at Oakes 2007 Christmas party. Pours a frothy white medium head with a high carbonated body. Nose of funky yeast. Good tart flavour but nothing coming out from the decent nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Hazy dull beige. Thick head. Yeasty, duponty nose. Very yeasty. Some dust, malt-accented. Not especially mindblowing, didn’t capture my imagination.

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