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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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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
steve_boro (26) - - NOV 9, 2012
Fantastic example of a Saison, a must try. Definitely Brett on the nose immediately. Lots of Belgian yeasty flavors with some lemony citrus. Dry and with very little malt overall.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (146) - 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 (133) - 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 (4694) - 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 (1783) - 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 (5088) - 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 (5780) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
On tap oro velata Spezia cereale erbaceo lieve citrico lieve pepato radice rinfrescante amaro medio nota terrosa

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1979) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle at Butler tasting. Pours clear yellow very bitter. Wheat. Grass. Really nice beer. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mentalmind (38) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Shared bottle (75cl) @ William K Helsinki Sörnäinen. Pours clear amber. White head. The sweetness close like honey starts the game. Earthy tones follow nicely. Quite ok but not great to my liking.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2473) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
10/16/014. On tap at the brewery.Spicy, peppery aromas with hints of grass, hay and yeast. Complex and balanced. Awesome brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1505) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Aroma: caramel and grain malts, some yeas. Appearance: slightly hazy yellow, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: bitters carry-on, malty sweets b the background, dry finish. Overall: nice Saison, great palate. Pint at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos.


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