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RATINGS: 905   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


dhlesq's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Aroma of yeast, cobwebs, clove, orange. Appears a hazy golden yellow, with a large rocky white head, and with noticeable effervescence of large bubbles. Flavor is somewhat sweet, but also tart, with bread-like flavors up frontt hat give way to peppery spices, and that finish assertively bitter; as the beer warms the peppery flavors become more and more dominant Palate is moderate with light but noticeable effervescence. Overall, a fine saison.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (834) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured hazy orange with skim of off white head. Bread, yeast, pepper, lemon. Tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Couch0508 (32) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
This is my first beer from the lost abbey. I was expecting a lot more considering a lot of their offerings are so highly rated. Not great.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4380) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
That bocktown monaca is a good beer tasting place, continuously rotating taps. Slightly hazy pale yellow. Smell is slight phenolic and yeasty. Fairly mild with a sudden bitter sharp almost bandaid thing. Barely any co2. A little difficult fer shure. Pointed astringent developing thang. Not as well balanced as was expected. Yes, mild at first then it goes a little outtah control.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (6100) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottled 750ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Murky orange coloured, medium sized creamy white to off-white head, mild spicy nose. Lively carbonation. Sweet malty, yeasty, spicy and fruity with pretty strong hop bitterness. Pleasant spicy, mild alcoholic and bitter citrusy hoppy finish. Nice one.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jagnac (2) - - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
first rating. drunk with friends. not my favourite as i'm a stout fan. too much aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k92488 (328) - NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
0.75 klar gyllen farge. Hvit flott skum som varer. Gras høy gjær smak. Aroma gjær syrlig. Medium co2 og body

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (948) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
DWF; Large bottle. Pours clear golden a huge, frothy creamy, forever lasting and lacing white head. Nose is light malt, yeast, sweet orange, hay, floral and spice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet citric lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (852) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Slightly cloudy yellow pour with large white head. Aroma of lemons, orange peels, pepper, ginger, yeast and hay,. Taste of lemony citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, slight ginger and a faint peppery dry finish. Light bodied, higher carbonation, nice and crisp and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3956) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tap. Pours hazy butterscotch, medium white creamy head, good lacing. Aroma is grains of paradise, clove, grass, herbal, pepper, coriander. Flavor is heavy spiced, lots of grains of paradise. This would be a great beer to give somebody who does not know what GOP are, clove notes prominent as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle, 750 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours golden with large off-white head. Malty and fruity (grapes) with some yeast and spices. Medium bodied.


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