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RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours hazy amber white head and good lace. Aroma is spice, earthy. Taste very spice, pepper, ginger. Medium body, dry, long spice and ginger finish


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1016) - CROATIA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle, 750 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours golden with large off-white head. Malty and fruity (grapes) with some yeast and spices. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kespecial (66) - - JAN 10, 2015
A really nice saison. On draft, even better from the bottle in my (vague) recollection. Cloudy yellow orange in appearance, a shade darker than the average. Smell is lemon, citrus rind. Taste is more lemon, cracker, plus peppery notes and some Belgian-style yeast strains. Refreshing and dry, onlyba hint of honey-like sweetness, more spiced than average. Not quite Dupont, but excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kvv104 (19) - - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Smells amazing, a bit of a orange, grapefruit, and lemons. Taste great, something that I can drink over and over. A bit of a grapefruit peel aftertaste but not too overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (1807) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
Lukt: Sursøt duft av høy og hvete.
Utseende: Fin gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt dekkende skum, noe karbonisering.
Smak: Sursøt smak av høy g hvete.
Hvor: Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@6,7%, Når@02.01.2015

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (162) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
750ml ($9.00) Very good beer. Its been a while since I had a saison this good. The head is very explosive and is light and fluffy. makes for a great chugging beer. smooth and a slight sour taste. I suggest you try this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
George999 (167) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Golden cloudy pour from bottle, Aroma is slightly metallic & citrus, taste is malty citrus notes and finish is sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4782) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
This poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was of yeast, lemon, light spice. Flavor was lightly tangy but not acidic, cracked wheat and earthy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1810) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
Flaska ölföreningen 2014. Smak och doft av humle, jäst, jord, örter med toner av ingefära. Frisk och fruktig, torr, sträv, beska med toner av grapefrukt och citrusskal. En fin saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5104) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Rating #888 for this beer! An oldie here, bottled 1/4/12, corked and caged. Nose honey and light alcohol, touch of maple/pancake syrup; orange peel and malt. Clear, rich golden pour with a little red in it, abundant and consistent carbonation, soapy beige head. Little bit airy, just mega honey, taste lightly sweet but dries out to bone dry, light bitterness, herbal with rosemary and light lilac, some black pepper, not tart at all at this point. Extremely quenching, touch of yeasty-bready character in the finish and dry aftertaste, touch oily, touch of roses showing, medium body, alcohol. This has held up very well and would be a lovely summer drink at any point in history.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5895) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
On tap oro velata Spezia cereale erbaceo lieve citrico lieve pepato radice rinfrescante amaro medio nota terrosa


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