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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle 75cl @ the Horse school WSF-08 afterparty in Opstal.
Unclear hazy medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, moderate yeast, spicy, ginger. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, the finish is quit ginger - peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (240508)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy to murky orange with a creamy white head. Orange fruity, mild citric and smooth yeasty aroma. Dry hoppy and spiced in the initial flavour. Mild dry brett presence following a long a mild yeasty mellow flavour ad light caramel base. Rather dry. Good brew that goes great with pasta.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2007
Bottled. An unclear orange beer with a lazing orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with a dusty barnyard note. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit - especially peaces, combined with notes of spices, leading to a dry spicy end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of citrus and spices with light acidic notes. Fruity flavour of bananas, citrus, spices and hops. Hoppy and spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2009
Bottled. Golden colour with mediiumnsized head. Aroma is fruits, some spices and mild earthy notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Earthy, spicy and some mild yeastyness. A bit thin for a "real" saison

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19307) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2007
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy amber. Buttery malt aroma. Sweetish with soft, relaxed malt character with some careful grassy hops on top of it. Medium bodied Mild and pleasant. A good, unassaulting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a hazy orange color with a long lasting slightly off-white head. Sweet malty and spicy aroma with hints of citrus. Smoth malty spicy bitter flavor. Has a spicy and slightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14671) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
27th August 2008. Smooth, soft and silky. Lovely fruity notes and no harsh spices. Spices come through on the finish. A very deft and superior example.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
Draught at Nørrebro Bryghus, Copenhagen
Hazy blond color, small creamy head. Light spicy aroma, and very light herbs (heather, rosemary…). The flavor shows some malt, but it’s also herbal, which I don’t like. Good ending body, with some caramel, and sweetness, and strong bitterness. Not interesting, and missing the point.


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