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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (925) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle 0,335l. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a thick, fluffy head. Aroma of citrus notes and light tartness. Taste is sour and fruity. Huge citric acidity in the end. Also fruity yeast. Light body, dry with high levels of carbonation. Not balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2268) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Hazy, straw colour. Lasting, sticky, white head, that gets bigger as the beer goes down! Sweet malt. Lemon. Raisins. Fruity spiciness. Yeasty fustiness. Busty silliness. Or summat. Taste is dry and lightly tart. Some lactic affair on the palate. Finish is gently dry, with a little of the spiciness remaining. I could drink this all day.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7536) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
Bottle at home. No head. Hazy dark yellow body. Mild citrus brett aroma. Fruity pepper flavor. Raisins? Well I could not taste any. There is however quite a good deal of acidity but the beer is not actually sour. Low carbonation. Long dry pepper finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4462) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2014
375ml bottle in a Lost Abbey teku. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, very light Brett, floral and hints of fruity hops, some pale malts, and notes of light fruits. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good Belgian saison, but could be better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (404) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Clear pale yellow color with a small but persistent white head, small lacing - Aroma is spicy, fruity, raisin, bret, vinous and malty - Flavor wheat, vinous, raisin, pepper - light body, medium bitterness, dry, fizzy carbonation, dry bitter fruity finush -refreshing and tasty saison

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. grassy saison with some light pepper and mild funk. i didn’t catch any brett though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Des élans poivrés ralenti par une levure musclé et des soubresauts citriques. Le corps est aérien et ouatté, très confortable. Un liquide simple et élégant qui va peut-être gagner en complexité avec l’épanouissement des bretts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3647) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Petite dégustation à l’improviste avec Martin et Miche. Merci! Dans mon ballon, une robe presque jaune et fortement embrouillée. La tête blanche se frotte sur la paroi de mon verre. Le nez est agréable, rempli d’herbes amères, de citronnelle et d’épices piquantes. Le profil céréalier semble être bien rustique. En bouche, la levure est bien présente. Les houblons herbeux s’accompagnent d’un parfum citrique. Les céréales pâles poussent à travers la paille. Au palais, je note un corps léger. La texture paraît gonflée par la levure et par les malts. La finale est poivrée et bien sèche. Une bière parfaitement adaptée à cette belle température printanière.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (917) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
Cloudy pale yellow with a thick, pillowy head. Delicate citrus notes and a mellow tartness. Some spices. Taste is a tad sour and fruity. Some citric acidity mixed with fruity yeast funk. Light body, dry with high levels of co2

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
375 ml corked and cage bottle. Opens with a thunderous pop. Pours a slightly hazed effervescent-looking bubbly golden with an immensely large head that grows in the glass rather than receding. Literally there’s a white snowcone on top of the beer that just grew. It doesn’t recede either. As it recedes finally (after about 5 minutes) it resembles an uncircumcised choad. Well they really nailed the faux wine part in the aroma, white grapes, pear, peppery spice, and that vinous champagne note. Slight bit of butter on top. Flavor is much milder, still winey, much more of the raisin flavor creeping in. Extremely effervescent and dry.


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