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RATINGS: 225   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.


Meilby's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7616) - Kristiansand, - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle 375ml @ Christianssand Brygghus, Kristiansand
Pours clear golden with a huge white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, pepper and grapes. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a long very dry, white wine finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2188) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Lively and sparkling beer. Aroma of champagne and dry white wine, with a hint of pepper and farmhouse. Complex taste of grassy yeast, grapjes, brett and a nice spicey white pepper afterburn. Quite an original saison.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Flaska från Galatea. Mycket grumlig och i princiip inget skum. Ser ut som ofiltrerad äppelmust. Fin lätt yrlig doft med brett, saisonjäst, vitpeppar, gröna druvor och lite citrus. Syrlig, citrus, brett, gröna druvor, rejäl beska. Lite platt utan krispighet. Kanske inte helt okej. Dåligt skum och syrligheten indikerar något fel men ändå drickbar och riktigt god.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (613) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
Dark yellow , 1 finger white head. Aroma of yeast, flowers, citrus, herbs. Taste is light bitter, light sour, slightly sweet. LIght body, slick texture, average carbonation. Very nice saison

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1191) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
A - dead flat pour of glowing apricoty straw. Zero head. S - nice enough nose. Bretts, Belgian yeast, cloves, straw, raisins, and spice. M - flat and flat. Wow. Really flat. Dry and bitter. Metallic. Flat dead palate. T - bitter dry grasses, cloves, Belgian yeasts, astringent and dry lemon peels. Very light fruity notes. O - bad bottle. Truly unremarkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (594) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2014
Crystal clear sun golden colour with a frothy medium lasting white head (the beer gets hazy pouring the rest of the bottle, nice yeast cloudiness developping). On the nose aromas of white grapes, spices, barnyard and zesty fruit develop. A lovely bright carbonated texture develops with light fruity yet musty flavours with hints of spicyness and a brisk hop dryness in the finish. Light body and well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy bright golden body with a thick lasting white head. Looking really good, screaming come and get me! Ok I will. Yeasty aroma of pepper, fruit, light funkyness, grapefruit, taste quite dry, flowery, again light funky, citrus and peach, mild peppers which last long through the aftertaste, along with herbs from the italian cuisine, and the obvious fruity Nelson atste. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (3759) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
375 mL bottle. Straw yellow and cloudy with a large white head. Aroma is of white pepper, coriander, oregano, herbal, heavy Brett character. Taste is peppery, coriander, crisp and dry,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (3964) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. The look is cloudy, big big foamy white head, and mustard colored. The smell is yeast, herbs, lemon, fruits, perfume, oregano, slight funk, and earth. The taste is herbal, pepper, fruit, yeasty, wheat, Brett, and good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (232) - CYPRUS - AUG 23, 2014
Slightly hazy yellow to orange body with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, spicy, fruity, funky. Taste is balanced medium sweet, bitter, and a good finish. Lovely beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (1598) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Hmm, so this is the flaw with ratebeer. Excellent beer. The grape is very clear in the beer thanks to both the Sauvin and the raisins. Takes a while for the other flavors to set in, especially the pepper. Drink this as it was an IRS, take your time with it. Take one whiff from the glass and smell the white pepper. Awesome-O. Bottle at the Koffer.


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