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RATINGS: 244   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2787) - 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 (979) - 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 (1345) - 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 (2057) - 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 (5207) - 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 (329) - 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 (1839) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SetauketBrewer (59) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bright golden color. Tart raisony aroma with slight bite of pepper. Light tart flavor of melon, lemon and pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle (375 ml). Shared by czar, thanks! Hazy yellow with a medium persistent white head and some lacing. Aroma is dominated by sulfur even after breathing for a while, but there’s also an interesting fruitiness, yeast, peppery notes and a light brettanomyces presence. Taste is much better and without the sulfur... it’s quite herbal and yeasty with raisins, honeyed cereals and a wonderful fresh and long lasting peppery finish. Medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. If it was not of the sulfur, I think this would be a great Saison. On style while integrating some nice component. The peppery taste/finish is doing wonders in this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2401) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2014
12oz bottle, corked & caged. No bb. Danke an embrouille for the haul - let’s share this next time. Pours stylistically apt cloudy hay gold with fluffy mountainous head. Instant big vinous aroma (Riesling, Gutedel even), sedated white grape and that added white pepper. What follows in taste is as much taste a natural adjunct-amped saison can pack: a proper dry yeast character, hay, flowery and rustic campagne notes not marred by any artificial brett: this feels and drinks as organic as any BE produced saison, maybe only with a cleaner, more "engineered" quality to it - and of course US-typical added upfront aromas of grape and pepper instead of letting the yeast take care of those...Lingering yeast and hop bitter finish - nice addition of ¿Nelson Sauvin here.


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