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RATINGS: 872   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


wcampbell's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Typical saison flavor overall, but more intense than usual. Light bodied with a strong yeasty aroma. Finishes tart and fruity.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (748) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3505) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (1995) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (616) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
This golden beer has a very spicy aroma typical to this style beer. The orange peels dominate the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (338) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
On tap poured into a stemmed tulip. The aroma is a combination of lemon and other tropical fruits, with some ginger, apricot, and a mild yeasty / barnyard funk. Itís hazy yellow orange appearance is topped by a foamy white head that leaves a good puffy lace, but only retains a thin ring with tiny splotches on the surface. Itís a mellow, medium sweet and bitter with a very light sour touch. Itís notably creamy with a very soft, pillowy carbonation. The medium full body finishes with fruity notes of pear and apricot, as well as a spicy pepper. The aftertaste is light and grassy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (224) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours a very clear gold, small white head. Aroma is hay, dough, yeast, light barnyard, spices. Flavor is fresh bread / light malt / clove on back end, faint funk. Nice med mouthfeel, sweet & spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (423) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Get earthy lemongrass with some peppery spice in the flavor and aroma. Full flavored saison. Bit of an odd aftertaste but otherwise pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog, Camden. Poured a lightly hazy orange, with a large, dense off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops, cloves and oak. Spicy flavours, some peppery hop bitterness and Belgian yeast esters. Finish was chewy malt, brown sugar and pine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (544) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with off white head. Taste floral, spice, citrus. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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