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RATINGS: 878   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemmingwillum (1001) - Nysted, - APR 20, 2012
Rating #723, bottle from Toft Vin

Apperance is golden, slightly hazy and with a huge foamy head with good duration. Lacings. Aroma is citrus, spruce, apples, pears, hay and other indefineable overripe fruits. A hint of alcohol. Flavor has a lot of yeast and alcohol, hay, a tiny bit citrus and not much more. Maybe a bit of something cookie-like, and you really have to look hard to find the overripe fruits. Quite dissapointing when looking at the score, other ratings and the aroma. Finish is bitter / acrid and quite alcoholic. Warming alcohol burn, but not in a bad way. Soft and creamy palate. I feel this is a bit of waste of money, itís not bad, but too expensive compared to what you get. However, itís a beer off the list.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (76) - - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale 6.7 ABV P is golden with a cloudy white head A is clove, wheat, esters, citrus earthy thing, pepper T is citrus and spice, pepper, barnyards F is slick and medium, slight lingering bitter S is 8.5/10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (969) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle to stange glass Horse blanket, tangerine, triple sec, banana, salt, pine, and pepper. Pours a translucent yellowish amber with a HUGE frothy white head that reduces fairly quickly. Taste is lemon, biscuit, wheat, banana, and yeast. This is a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1288) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Draft at Trinity. Pours gold with a thick white head. Glad to see LA beers are just as overcarbed on draft. Aroma is spice, funk, grass, must. Taste is dry, tart, sweet, musty, funk. Hints of bubblegum. Pretty complex, but easy drinking. Finishes dry and earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (374) - - AUG 1, 2014
12oz pour on tap at first draft in Chicago. Gold with big white head. Aroma is subtle. Very effervescent. Mild flavor. Some sweet some spice. Something bitter, like ginger. spicy body with that ginger bitterness. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Good beer but wanted more flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3286) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Poured hazy light amber with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel malt, barnyard. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter, quite musty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours cloudy golden with an off white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, weeds, citrus and light funk. Flavor is light to light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap, poured a slightly hazy gold hue w/ a large foamy white head diminishing to small cap w/ beautiful lacing. Moderate funky aromas. Initial flavor is faint sweet w/ a moderate sour finish of long duration. Tastes are peppercorns, tangerine, ginger, lemon and lime. Medium bodied, good carbonation and a lightly dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a fairly hazy dark golden color with a moderate white head on there. Nose has some wheat on there and hay, and only seems a bit sour. Only a slight bit of funk. Taste is quite sour with some nice farmhouse elements. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2024) - USA - JUL 6, 2014
On draft at Caponeís Lost Abbey event, where I got to enjoy it with the brewer himself seated at our table! Nice butterscotch-colored pour with a little lace. A hoppy, funky, complex saison. Flavor of brett, and a little pepper and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

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