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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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Aroma: White Pepper, Yeast, Pears, Mildly Bready Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Yeasty, White Pepper, Pears, Mouthfeel: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2293) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Small bottle from Tipsy’s. Orange yellowish and opaque with a huge, lasting, white head. Aroma of pepper, herbs, yeast and fruit. Similar flavor adding white wine, light spice and light bitter hops with a dry and refreshing finish. Pretty average body with a crisp feel. Minmal brett characteristics, but still nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Hazy light golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, saison yeast, dill, wheat notes, white wine. Hoppy flavour, quite raw yeast notes, malts. Light green apple. Finish malts, light brett notes, quite floral, elderflower.
(from 355mL bottle @ joes’ place. Thanks for sharing, joes!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8545) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Clear yellow-golden color, small white head. Smell something resembling apple, a light sweetness, lightly floral. Taste lightly floral, lightly green apple, slightly brett, slightly bitter, but also that light but typical saison flavor. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle shared by joes. Yellow color and a white head. Smells grain, fruity, citrus, floral. Tastes grain, herbs, floral.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4152) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by joes. Slightly hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Smells slightly salmon, dill, yeasty. Tastes like thin Orval, green apple, slightly fruity, fresh, floral. Thin body, soft carbo.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
37.5 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, estery and yeasty. Smooth mango, passionfruit and peachy flavoured. Lingering fruity, juicy and citrusy finish. Smooth. Reminds me ALOT about HF beers :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle shared at tasting, sent up from Homer, thanks! Pours a cloudy yellowish gold with a thin head, the aroma was mainly of barnyard with some of the hops coming through too, kind of different, flavor is musty at first then finishes with a hop kick, pretty slick mouthfeel with a bubbly finish, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1863) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
December 30, 2013 - bottle from Binnys. Cloudy dark yellow pour with huge head and lacing. Aroma was grain, spice and bit of fruit. Taste was consistent with aroma and had a touch of brett in the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Cloudy yellow color, large fluffy white head, great lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard. Taste is grapefruit and funk. Big bitterness that sticks to the tongue. Really nice.


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