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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Inspired by crisp white wines, Saison Blanc features New Zealand hops, golden raisins and white pepper for a decidedly bright, spicy, and robust low ABV beer. Finished with Brettanomyces at packaging, this beer will evolve for many more years to come.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (829) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 25, 2014
Spicy aromas...some wild yeast presence on taste. white grapes and sparkling aftertaste. Very nice saison beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (801) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 8, 2014
375 ml bottle, vintage 2013. Aroma is rather fruity with some overripe stone fruit and red apples. Quite a bit of grape character with some white wine notes. Medium white pepper character. Light grain notes. Pours a cloudy, pale, yellow hay with a small, thin, white head that recedes quickly to the edges where it disappears. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with some grape tannins and moderately strong white pepper notes. Some medium light raisin notes with some light stone fruit and red apple. Medium bitterness with a moderate mineral character. Light bready, graininess. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a decent saison but I don’t know that it is anything special. The white pepper seems a bit strong, especially in the flavor. I feel the water is a bit hard as well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popway (55) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Fresh mown meadows. Slightly peppery nose. Really nice & inviting hazy golden body with healthy frothy head. Swirly cloudy clumps linger on surface. Taste borders on white wine but more funk, slightly acidic aftertaste lingers. Overall a very nice intersection of funk and ale. Made with golden raisins. Haven’t had those in a while.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1003) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours ever so slightly hazy yellow, with a small airy head. Aroma is spicy yeast with lots of fruits, as well as sweet malts with bread, kandi and notes of biscuits and earth. Light body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is peppery yeast and sweet malts with bread, kandi, raisins. Sweet peppery yeast in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5866) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Bouteille de 375 ml, avec bouchon de liège, achetée chez Julio’s Liquors au coût de 5,95$. Arôme: Odeur de raisins verts avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de raisins verts avec une pointe de brett et de clous de Girofle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Forte effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de citron en arrière goût. (Rating #5792)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"frikkin tasty dry saison from Lost Abbey. Citrusy hops, a little barnyard funk, slightly tart, and very refreshing. A little bit of white grape comes through in both the aroma and flavor. "

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2286) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Lively and sparkling beer. Aroma of champagne and dry white wine, with a hint of pepper and farmhouse. Complex taste of grassy yeast, grapjes, brett and a nice spicey white pepper afterburn. Quite an original saison.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Flaska från Galatea. Mycket grumlig och i princiip inget skum. Ser ut som ofiltrerad äppelmust. Fin lätt yrlig doft med brett, saisonjäst, vitpeppar, gröna druvor och lite citrus. Syrlig, citrus, brett, gröna druvor, rejäl beska. Lite platt utan krispighet. Kanske inte helt okej. Dåligt skum och syrligheten indikerar något fel men ändå drickbar och riktigt god.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (640) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
Dark yellow , 1 finger white head. Aroma of yeast, flowers, citrus, herbs. Taste is light bitter, light sour, slightly sweet. LIght body, slick texture, average carbonation. Very nice saison

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1212) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
A - dead flat pour of glowing apricoty straw. Zero head. S - nice enough nose. Bretts, Belgian yeast, cloves, straw, raisins, and spice. M - flat and flat. Wow. Really flat. Dry and bitter. Metallic. Flat dead palate. T - bitter dry grasses, cloves, Belgian yeasts, astringent and dry lemon peels. Very light fruity notes. O - bad bottle. Truly unremarkable.


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