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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


annunz123's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (844) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Belgian yeast, orange, and spice in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and spicy, with a little sour bitterness in the finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (1976) - 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 (1073) - 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 (601) - 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 (294) - 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 (188) - 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 (395) - 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 (1462) - 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 (525) - 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (289) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Tasty saison with a spice loaded flavor and a musty sweet hop aroma. Light amber color and small foamy head. One of the better saisons Iíve tasted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Aroma is lemons, spices and malts. The flavor is spices, malts, mild pepper spiciness, lemons/light citrus and a tart/slightly tangy finish.


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