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RATINGS: 207   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUN 28, 2014
Hazy yellow pour with a small white head. Nose is hoppy and fruity - tangerines and apples, notes of peppercorns and a sweet-ish raisin note. Good subtle funk to it as well. Taste predominately funky - a clean fruity bretty character alongside a nice estery and spicy saison yeast. Green apple notes, crisp brett and a nice and bright hoppiness in the finish. This is a really nice, bright and clean saison that I could drink very frequently if it was A) available more and B) not as expensive and C) available in cans that are always cold and located in my fridge.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3658) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Hay with some citrus and light barnyard aromas. Pours hazy blonde with good head and lacing. Finishes with some crackery bitterness. Soft carbonation. Good stuff. Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5266) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Hazy golden color with a large white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, spices, green grapes, and earthy yeast. Taste of citrus, green grapes, light brett, lots of yeast, and a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2484) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours hazy lemon snow with a beautiful creamy white head. The aroma brings warming white wine grapes and some non funky smooth saison yeast. The flavor brings a well balanced dry white grapey body that settles smoothly without much funk having developed yet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (425) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
375 ml bottle split two ways. Cork opens with a small pop, pours hazy light yellow with a firm head. Nose has tons of yeast and some lemon peel. Taste has yeast, herbal notes, the pepper comes through a lot and some light funk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1269) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 21, 2014
Cloudy golden with a firm head. Loads of funk and pepper in the aroma. Dry and bitter. Good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1670) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Hazy golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, yeast, hops, coriander and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, earthy notes, spices and grass. Excellent saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4126) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
bottle courtesy of fred82, many thanks bro pours hazy pale and bright golden with a small and reviving white cap, some lacing spots. spicy fruitiness - dried apricots, floral and a bit perfumey, toasted doughy maltiness, caramel touch, dusty and mostly fruity almost clean bretts, nice and well-dosed pepper, bitter herbs. lively carbonation, light body, dry grassy-spicy-peppery finish. interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (205) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
bottle at Hall Toll - Stavanger. Pours with literally no head but some white bubbles. Some Chardonnay flavors and light hops. Excellent flavor and fat match with cod served with mussels. Body is clear yellow with some opacity. Taste is lighter with light acidity

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1166) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle shared by czar, thanks! Pours a clear light golden with a thin white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is fresh, spicy and fruity. Taste is spicy and dry, pretty classic. Carbonation was high, body light and finish was spicy. Nice one, again, glad to have been able to sample!


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