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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
MartinT (7797) - 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 (10283) - 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 (6718) - 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 (13804) - 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 (11056) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
19th January 2014
Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Palate is light and crisp. Little sweet malt with mild sweet cream. Light touch of vanilla. Spicy yeast. Mild grapes. Dry airy finish. Well joined up and pretty drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (806) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
375ml corked bottle, clear golden brown pour with a white foamy head. Saison spice, crisp caramel malt with a nice balanced finish. Very well crafted saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1893) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Tasted on 2/19/13 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle purchased at City Beer. Pours hazy dark yellow with a thick white head that slowly recedes to bubbly lace. The nose is very dry with some nutty brett funk and a hint of tropical fruit hops. The flavor is the same with the raisin note coming through with some spicy yeast and the same nutty funk as the nose. The body is light with average carbonation and a long nutty, funky, and spicy finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jorn69 (909) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
@ Omena Hotels, Köpenhamn 8/2-2014. Flaska från Kihoskh, Köpenhamn. Frisk och krispig, fruktig, småsyrlig med en del jästtoner, medelsöt. Ganska mesig och tillbakadragen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2012) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2014
12.7 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, malts, pepper and grass. Taste is malts, pepper and bread.


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