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RATINGS: 918   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Brewed in the USA !!! Courtesy of AFI96..thanks Waylo. Pours straw in color with a monster white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of pepper, spices with some yeasty notes. Taste of orange peels, pepper, hay and earth. Mouthfeel is stingy at first but then becomes rather dry at the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Hazy orange pour, several years old sitting in my basement. This is a funky pineapple bomb in the nose and in the taste. Straw, funk and slightly bittersweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, no head. NOSE: chemical, medicinal, grains, caramel. TASTE: about the same, not my thing...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1066) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Orange color with small white head. Aroma is ginger, orange peel, spicy. Taste is quite dry and very spicy. Something in this spice mixture is unbalanced. Nevertheless a nice spicy Saison. Crisp as well.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocMcGrain (34) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Not usually my cup of tea, but on a warm summer day with wings, it was pretty good. Cloves up front, the taste lingers on the front of your tongue. Overall, I enjoyed it quite a bit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3192) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Delt 0,75 l flaske. Klar dyp gyllen sprudlende kropp med et høyt off-white skum. Behagelig krydret milde tretoner i nesa. Ikke fullt så god i munnen. Besk bitterhet som av kokt gammelt tre. Medium kropp. Lang finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4920) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
On tap in the Carlsbad Pizza Port on 27th May 2015. Hazy amber pour with a white topping, no idea this was a Saison when I ordered it, thought it would be a red ale or something! Anyway it turned out fine although I not a big fan of this style. Mild orange and yeast notes in both the aroma and taste, some herbal hints too. Mini sourness within the flavours and the dry finish adds to the sour impression the beer has. Decent.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (700) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Delicious fresh straw aromas. Slight hazy golden color with great head. Spiced smooth fruity flavours nice body to carry it all too. Sit back and enjoy the end of a long warm day with this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1574) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
On tap at Duseks. Poured deep orange with white head. Aroma sweet light funk barn. Light carb med bod. Tastes a tab bitter sour, some leftover hop resin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours opaque golden with generous white head. Aroma is big and bold citrus. Flavor is conservative for a saison but satisfying. Peppery lemonheads with a slight alcohol burn. Lasting finish on the back of the tongue. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Very nice saison that has lots of diffrent flavors too it. Although there are lots of spices its still a smooth beer that is probably balanced out by the yeast.


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