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RATINGS: 950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


Aml42000's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Cloudy gold with a thick white head. Herbal/minty nose. Unique mouthfeel as this has an almost creamy texture which plays off the saison yeast beautifully. Some light berry fruit and more herbs on the palate and finish. Clean and refreshing .


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1096) - 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 (709) - 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 (1095) - 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 (527) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3861) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Dobre, treściwe, metniste. Klasyczny dobry Saison Belgijski ze swietna slimakowa gigantyczna piana. Bardzo błyskawicznie powstaje po wolnym nalewaniu. Jakosciowa i bardzo trwala. Zapach swierzgo prania wywieszonego wiosna na sznurku, trochę przetartych jabłek i banana w smaku oraz sporo pieprzu i odrobina imbiru. ale piwo jest dość przyprawowe ale nie gryzące. Jak na pieprzna przyprawowosc mimo to jest lekki i swieze. Metniste i jaskrawo zolte i lekko pomarańczowe.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Hay and bubblegum with some light citrus. Very nicely executed and very well balanced. Some funk. Hazy orange pour with good head and lacing. Soft carbonation and slick consistency. Light tangy finish. Very drinkable but still complex. Love this. Tap at Sovereign.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
FraekkeFyr87 (286) - - APR 15, 2016
The aroma is full of hops, oranges, orange zest, peaches, apricot, black pepper and ginger. The color is pale golden. The taste is full of hops, peaches, black pepper and ginger. A nice beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9052) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2016
Bottle on the train back from the Brewdog AGM, thanks to Miss Swiggy! Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of bread, spice. Taste is more of the same. Rich texture, long spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours a golden amber color with big fluffy head. Aromas of citrus, grass, yeast, and some dusty notes. Starts spicy effervescent, then to some grassy funky highlights...nice brett finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1222) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Hazy bright orange pour with a tall white head. Smells sour, salty, with notes of vinegar. Tastes like brett, grapefruit and caramel. Dry mouthfeel.


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