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RATINGS: 954   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


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BHeart (72) - - JUN 10, 2012
An incredible, refreshing, evolving brew. Pours golden, with a touch of darker ipa amber coloring. Aroma is yeasty and citrusy, perhaps grapefruit. Smooth and sweet on the palate, light and refreshing, transitioning into a yeast Belgian flavor, before a delicate, gradual, herby finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (1153) - 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 (602) - 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 (208) - 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 (430) - 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 (1186) - 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 (756) - 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 (1136) - 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 (622) - 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 (3933) - 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 (7350) - 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.


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