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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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
The beer pours a hazy orange with hints of copper, the 750ml bottle is corked and caged with the head is portly and off white in color, the texture creamy, as it fades to nothingness, the lace provides a concealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is rich in spices, hints of peach, nice malt backing, crisp and fresh to the nose. Start is sweet and malty; the top is moderate in feel. Finish has a nice moderate acidity, hops are present and the fruity sweetness combines with the dry aftertaste, a great series of beers this "Lost Abbey”.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 Draft at Jerry’s. Gold with big, flotsam, white head / Sour nose of citrus, spice, and brett / Medium body, moderately sour, with good balance of malt and hops on the dry, bitter finish / Elegant flavors of lemon, pineapple, orange, banana, coriander, hay, ginger, black pepper, oak, and brett / Excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kickrjason (24) - - JUL 9, 2012
Good mild spicy Saison. Had a growler filled @ the brewery and it made for a great weekend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2210) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Wow, excellent beer! Poured at a good good temperature with a mammoth, super frothy, foamy, billowy, off-white head and lots of clingy lace. Color is a very slightly hazy straw amber with some bubble trails. Aroma upon first pouring had a fleeting perfumey, fruity, honey, mustiness that quickly was replaced by malt, yeast, herbs. Flavor’s somewhat like nose, has a great bitter-carbonic tang balance with just enough sweetness to make this incredibly tasty and drinkable yet satisfying. Body and carbonation are perfect - great burps too. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and a bit boozy. One of the best saisons ever - including any Belgian.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alusmamuts (226) - LATVIA - DEC 27, 2012
Nice amb color with stable white foam. Rich fruity taste with mild sourness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Port Brewing makes fantastic saisons, and this one is no exception, and may be considered world class, because I say so. Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid gold with a big, 3-finger, fluffy white head and lace that doesn’t stop. The aroma is huge Bretty funk, spicy black peppery and floral notes, and hopcitrus. The taste is funky and bready malty, with florals, hopcitrus, and spicy black pepper flavor. Complex palate, all the taste and flavor notes come together extremely well in this one, and make it a true beer for the ages. I’m just glad I bought 2 extra bottles of this.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Tart and floral with hints of peach aroma. cloudy golden color with a mid froth white head. Incredibly balanced light malt and strong floral at the start then mellows out nicely. This. Is. Amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (3985) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2010
Pours a hazy, light orange body with a huge, creamy head and a veily, smokey trail of tiny sediments. This is really an a great example of what a nice craft beer should look like. Nose is very smooth, with light sweet malts, lime, grapefruit and hints of maize. The taste is astonishing and original; I can’t really wrap my head around this one. Classification is hard, especially since the "saison" label is so wide. Palate is rich, creamy and full-bodied, and yet highly drinkable - a real brewing feat as far as I’m concerned. As I try hard to dissect the flavors of this deliciously fine-tuned and craftily blended beer, corn flakes, dry hops and subtle sugary notes is all I can get. Still: this is just soooo good - a perfect summer ale that bears the mark of such a tight production that I’ve yet to encounter anything like it. Lost Abbey Little Red Barn Ale is smooth, subtle and highly original. Both thumbs up.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, orange peel, banana, and clove. Flavor of spicy yeast, orange peel, and malt. One excellent Saison! Cloudy golden with a small white head. Hyper complex aroma, mostly with spices that stay just on the right side of perfume-like. The spices are backed by bready malt, banana and other tropical fruits, and grassy hops. Sweetish spicy flavour with a good hop flavour and bitterness to match Outstanding complexity!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Hyper complex aroma, mostly with spices that stay just on the right side of perfume-like. It’s a good sign that I noted cinnamon, cardemum and clove and none of the spices actually used. That’s elegant use of the spices. The spices are backed by bready malt, banana and other tropical fruits, and grassy hops. Sweetish spicy flavour with a good hop flavour and bitterness to match Outstanding complexity!


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