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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5461) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Crisp, very hazy and super blonde coloured body with a rich, three centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of pears, apples, white grapes, light hops and a hint of flowers - a lot of character, but all mild. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent brett and floral notes hit first then show some subdued yeast and grassy flavours, coupled with a very light and not very sweet white grape flavour. Aftertaste hits more from the brett and yeast than anything else with not much body and that dry herbal flavour coming at the end. Overall, a decent saison, but a nicer easy-drinking ale for the summertime with some good super mild complexity. That said, if this didnít sport the label on the front it would have a much lower score. A decent beer for sure, but not a great saison nor a beer worth searching out for. Iím happy I didnít spend much on this, otherwise Iíd be even more harsh on this one. I sampled this split 37,5 cL corked and caged bottle, purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 30-November-2013 for US$5,03 sampled at home in Washington on 08-August-2014.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (3761) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with a small, white head. Aroma of citrus, brett, raisins, peppery notes and yeast, Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry, Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A crisp and hopppy Saison.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2374) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. White pepper essence but I'm not getting the raisin. Very dry. Not my favorite saison but smooth and clean. Some Belgian qualities. Brett is subdued.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
falco242 (365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2014
A hazy banana color with nice lace, it has some fruit and funk in the nose. Not my favorite, as the white pepper and raisin taste good but donít really make the beer great. Solid, but Iíve had better saisons.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6347) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle (375 ml), shared with some Untappd dudes. Shady golden, medium white head. Fruity, earthyy and peppery aroma. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry wiith medium bitternness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1246) - , CYPRUS - JUL 22, 2014
Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma and taste is funky, citrus, pepper. Sweet, finishes with a slight bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (652) - 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 (3615) - Wentzville, 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 (786) - 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 (1926) - 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. Iíd get a bunch of these if not for the cost. Great beer.


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