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RATINGS: 236   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (590) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours hazy golden blonde with a medium white fluffy lasting head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet fruity notes, yeast, mild dried fruit and citrus notes Taste is sweet fruit notes, yeast, mildly zesty and peppery spiced hops. A medium body on the palate with good lively carbonation. Finish is mildly sourness and sweet fruity flavors,yeast, some wildly mild sour notes of white grapes with a mild peppery hops bitterness for balance. A very good flavorful brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma was peppery, with grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits, funky and some bread. The taste was similar and moderately sweet with some hoppy bitterness. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (597) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Light, dry grassiness, a little dusty, refreshing, a little wine aspect. very high quality Belgium. Light citrus fruit (grapefruit).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2013 vintage. Unclear medium yellow golden with a creamy white head, lasting with nice lace. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Mild Brett. Citrus. Tropical fruit. Grape. Raisin. Straw. Lightly spiced. Light and very dry, much more so than the nose lets on. Same can be said for the flavor, which is less fruity and sweet compared to the aroma. Lots of Brett influence. Dusty. Peppery. Grapefruit. White wine.. Grass. Earth. Cracker. Mild to moderate bitterness. Complex. I’d get a bunch of these if not for the cost. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2562) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with lemon, vanilla and spicy zesty flavours, slight tart fruit, honey and barnyard notes on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Sampled atvesbls. Very hazy yellow white. Sour flavor to say the least. And that is tart sour. Very bitter, too. But I got the dregs. Itvis zest. Fruit and soft malts. Probably not the way this beer is supposed to be enjoyed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle at Schouskjelleren. Lovely hazy gold. Apricots and funk in the nose. Sweet orange, barnyard, grapefruit in the finish. Just lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (447) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma presents with dry chardonnay, citrus, lots of funk, barnyard, crisp green apples, some bretty stuff but not a whole lot. Also some earthy stuff, a dash of moldy age. Taste is initially sweet but quickly evolves into a mildly dry bitterness. Not much sourness, but more of a bubbly spicy/earthy feel accompanying the initial sweetness. The aroma is a bit tame, but the taste is quite fresh and nicely spiced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2014
375ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out a cloudy light straw topped with a small white head. Nose is spice yeasts grass and some pepper. Taste is as the nose with lots of spice notes and a nice touch of belg yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1011) - 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.


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