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RATINGS: 935   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Very unclear yellowish golden with an off-white head. Aroma of yeast and spices - chamomile? Medium body, starts with some malt sweetness which is quickly relieved by a dry, somewhat chemical bitterness with some phenols. Spicy flavours - perhaps a whiff of ginger. Very bitter finish. I’m not sure I understand the hype surrounding Saisons. Courtesy of sk8viking. 080307

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2007
750 ml. bottle- color of pale gold , with a frothy white head - nose of sour apple (green) , yeast , citrus (bright lemon zest , and orange), grass , spices , and slight candied – taste of sour grass , chalky , cobwebs , candied orange , honey and cloves - body is dry , well carbonated , and slight acidic – aftertaste of orange , yeast , and dry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Hazey pale body with a medium sized white head, lasting cover. The aroma is very yeasty, slightly sweet with lemon/citrus, dusty cobwebs, pepper and dough. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly tart, with bread, honey, pepper, ginger, lemon and herbal hops. Medium body is soft and round, but does get a touch chalky at times. Light carbonation and dry dusty finish. An improved version of SPF45.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Hazy golden with a large head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is lemon, orange, yeast, lighter malts and fruits. Flavor brings this, medium to light body with a light sweet finish. Not completely true to the style but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Hazy soft gold big off white head. Spicey yeasty aroma. Lots of yeast and wheat tastes. Little citrus and some good hops. Pineapple. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2007
Thanks to notalush and apoptosis for sharing this. Light golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma is very sweet with lots of cardamom and clove coming out. Lean wheaty character with a touch of lemongrass and lemon citrus peel. Yeasty spicy character. Very lean body, light grassiness on the finish with some wheaty acidity. An unsubtle, but pretty tasty saison-esque brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amorphiss (35) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Pretty, hazy orange pour with a head that fades to a creamy froth on top. Aroma of spices (cloves, pepper), orange and banaa, and bubblegum. Flavor was much the same with spices, banana, lots of bready yeast, and a litlte bit of a plasticky flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Port Brewing makes fantastic saisons, and this one is no exception, and may be considered world class, because I say so. Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid gold with a big, 3-finger, fluffy white head and lace that doesn’t stop. The aroma is huge Bretty funk, spicy black peppery and floral notes, and hopcitrus. The taste is funky and bready malty, with florals, hopcitrus, and spicy black pepper flavor. Complex palate, all the taste and flavor notes come together extremely well in this one, and make it a true beer for the ages. I’m just glad I bought 2 extra bottles of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2007
750ml Bottle. Poured a somewhat cloudy orange body with big head that fizzled down a bit. Aroma is of yeast, slight citrus, pepper. Flavor is yeasty and spicy. Orange detected. Good saison but overly one-sided. Hmmm...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 750mL Bottle. Pours a hazy, deep amber with a large head. Spare lacing. Aroma of cloves and banana, light peppery spices and sweet malt. Lovely spicy taste. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Lovely.

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