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RATINGS: 205   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle, 375ml, at Christianssand Brygghus. A lightly hazy, orange golden colored beer with a dense two finger white head. Curtains.Lightly vinous aroma, with grapes and a peppery touch. Pale malts, pine cones and some faint hints of cardamom. The flavor is quite reminiscent of white wine, with a nice bitterness. Full to medium body, bone dry. Some wood. A fruity sweetness chimes in. Pleasant carbonation. Lasting finish. A bit hard to decide on this one, but sure nice. 140329

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2578) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle bought through craftbeer.se. Pours hazy pale golden with a huge frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and fruity with crackers, raisins, dry soil, hay, white pepper corns and lemon zest. Taste is bitter and tiny fruity with crackers, white grapes, hay, dry soil, dry wood, lemon zest, orange zest, white pepper corns and hints of raisin bran. Mouthfeel is crisp, bone dry and light bodied. Finish is bitter and tiny fruity with crackers, dry soil, hay, raisins and white pepper corns. Refreshing…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12.7 oz bottle. Clear gold with a huge foamy white head. Nose is spot on vanilla yoghurt with lemon zest and faint grass. Crisp medium body, a touch oily with an airy finish. Taste is bitter grass, honey, chardonnay and white pepper. Classic saison with a nice twist.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1268) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Pours light clear yellow. Aroma is gooseberry, funk, elderflower, honey, kiwi. Taste is elderflower, honey, funk, gooseberry. Mouthfeel is somewhat coarse with low carbonation. Aftertaste is a bit bland but with some honey and gooseberry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1869) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Pours cloudy light yellow with very low white head. Aroma of coriander, grass, honey, wheat, citrus. Taste is light sour followed by mellow honey sweet. Very balanced. Light, smooth body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Deep cereals, rustic fermentation character and herbal hop bitterness coalesce in this very authentic, effervescent French farmhouse brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A dollop of foam sits atop the cloudy gold.
-Mouthfeel is dry and very effervescent; this is nicely drinkable too.
-The farmhouse character is salient despite never falling wild territory.
-A touch of citrus fruitiness is found as well.
-Raisins and white pepper add nuances, never leaping out of the flavor profile.
-A sulphur-y hint hides in corners.
-This could just as easily have been brewed on the border of France and Wallonia.

Bottle; 2013 vintage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10082) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Linköping Beer Expo 2014. Clear golden/yellow beer with a amall white head. Brett aroma, leather, fruity, perfume, lemongrass, floral, some bitterness. Hoppy floral flavor, brett, hay, leather, vinous notes, grapefruit, horse blanket, lemongrass, perfume, some earthy notes. Lots of flavors and yet drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6235) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle from Ølbutikken. It pours light hazy gold with a minimal white head. The nose is barnyard, grain, orange, pear skin, peach, cat litter and hay. The taste is grassy, grapefruit peel, barnyard, peppery spice, good deal of bitterness, wood and some alcohol with a dry, peppery finish. Medium body and next to no carbonation. Let down by the complete lack of carbonation. Pretty poor by Lost Abbey’s standards.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle @ Christian. Olympiakos - Man U. Pours hazy yellow with a creamy White head and lacings. White wine, fruit, white pepper, funk and hay. Flavor is dry and hayish with the brett rather young or anonymous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2014
Beer & Ball Champions League night. Olympiakos - Manchester United. Cloudy yellow with a lasting white head. Spicy complex aroma with tropical fruit, white wine, brett funk and wood. Dry and fruity flavour with spice and herbal notes, and a good bitter finish.


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