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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Ginger pepper and Saison farmhouse yeast form the aroma. Average look decent lacing. Taste is great for style. Dunked up with citrus some ginger and expressive pepper that is intergrated throughout. Good Saison.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11658) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2016
75 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, herbs, spice, fruit, citrus and a mild bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2650) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pours a clear-golden in color with a sudsy white head. Flavor has grape notes and that signature saison yeast spice character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (1265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 22, 2016
Hazy yellow golden color with off white head. Yeasty spicy, herbal, light citrusy fruity Aroma. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wombat23 (692) - Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Draft at the source on 6/29/2016. Gold with a white head. Hazy. Aroma of fruit, orange, spice, and funk. Taste is orange, ginger, spice, yeast, funk, and faint pepper. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PanMarek (241) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Musty barnyard nose with subtle combination of spices. Pours hazy golden with very thick foam. Touch of sweet malt on the tongue but overall tart and dry. The hops are grassy. The various spices make the taste complex and rewards extended sipping. Comparatively strong alcohol finish. Pittsburgh Beerfest 2016.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darbeer75 (519) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Aroma: lots of orange and ginger with sour notes; Appearance: hazy orange pour with billowy white head; Taste: starts sweet and ends sour with some bitterness; nice complexity; Palate: medium body with long, sour finish; Overall: great saison; would buy again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1197) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Pours a bright hazy yellow with thick white head. Has a string citrus, yeast and spice aroma. A strong flavor of lemon, orange peel, pine, yeast, wheat, and spices. A great aftertaste of dry wheat yeast and sweet citrus.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (795) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 30, 2016
Huge foamy head slight haze golden. Like a nice Belgian blonde with a little spice and dry hops. Crispy dry tasty beer for summer. Aftertaste is dry piney and some spices. I really like it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1180) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2016 0.75l bottle shared with Cristobal37. Slightly hazy deep golden body, huge white head. Aroma of orange zest, pepper, coriander, dust and floral hops with .Taste of toast, orange zest, dust, pepper and floral hops. Nice one.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a medium head of white foam. Very harsh and bitter. A little thicker body than Devotion but still not much better. Did not like it.


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