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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (430) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden. Aroma is funky, with citrus. Taste has citrus, a nice saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (7383) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle via trade with Rob - thanks! Hazy bright yellow-gold pour with a small white head. Yeast and pepper spice, light fruit / grape, Brett comes out - this is just awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere (6148) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
A beautiful pour with a lacey, gorgeous everlasting white cap over the cloudy pale golden hue. It was really interesting on paper and passed the reality test too. Appetizing grassy, tropical, zesty, zippy spicy fruit nose with grapefruit, lemon, pepper undertones. Fresh-smelling in spite of being several months old. While it is fairly aromatic, based on the commercial description, I expected something more explosive, rather it is quite refined and subtle, no single ingredient capturing all the attention. Among others, brett are not particularly expressive save for the dry and spicy charater they impart. Hops are never agressive, but of enormous importance. Even the subdued malts are well tuned up, crackery pils type. Light-bodied due to the attenuation but equipped with cleansing, engaging carbonation. Reasonable bitterness level, never exagerated, yet appearing fairly serious considering the relatively dry environment we’re facing here. I could drink several and be very happy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VinegarStroke (314) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle: cloudy, deep straw to golden with thick head and loads of lace. Massive fresh lift. Fruity, hints of spice, fresh yeast driven aromas and subtle lightly roasted malt. Dry, low sourness and moderate to low bitterness. Fresh spice long palate. Loads of flavor weight and length. So bright and balanced. Wonderful refreshing beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Pour is hazy honey colored with a pillowy white head and great lacing. Doughy, banana, coriander, white pepper, biscuit, cereal, and lemon notes in the aroma. Taste is lemongrass, biscuit, light weed, pepper, yeasty, honey, and basil with a lightly spicy finish. Medium body with high carboantion. Easy drinking saison. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle from brewery. Pours yellow and cloudy with a thin white head. Leaves a it of lacing in the glass. Has a bit of pepper on the nose. Robust hop taste. Has a nice peppery bite on the finish. It’s growing on me. Another winner from Lost Abbey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (814) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle in trade. Pours golden with lots of white head - almost over carbonated. Smell is Belgium yeast and spice, peppery. Taste is light, refreshing, dry. Get no brett at all. But a nice saison none the less.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle: Initial pours develops a huge frothy head and left outstanding lace upon the glassware. Vibrant golden hue until the bottom 1/3 of the bottle where I got a yeast cloudy pour. Very white wine forward but fair amount of pils and pale malts. Almost no note of any brettanomyces found. Faint yeast spices and a tad chalky... Very sprite carbonation. It is simply okay, look nice and has a good mouth feel but not a big fan of the grapes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3891) - - MAY 22, 2014
bottle. aroma of zesty citrus and pineapple with a bit of tartness. a bit of raisin, tart white grape in flavor. light and refreshing but with an unusually low amount of carbonation for style. brett character is light and i don’t get much from the pepper addition, but i like the carbonation level for a change.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
L_inconnu (64) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Belle couleur claire, mousse légère, carbonation soutenue mais à bulles légères. Au nez, on sent bien le raisin (on dirait presque un Chardonay trop frais). Une fois en bouche, cette impression de "presque vin" frais et léger se maintient. On sent un peu le poivre en fin de palais (je ne suis pas sûr que j’aurais su dire ce que c’était sans l’avoir lu sur la bouteille). Une belle surprise, mais pas très surprenant de la part de Lost Abbey qui aime bien sortir du lot.


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