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RATINGS: 220   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 (7578) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2304) - 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 (3721) - 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 (3945) - 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 (204) - 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 (1580) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014

Bottle 375ml. corked.

[ As Lost Abbey Saison Blanc ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, wheat, moderate to heavy yeasty, spicy, saison yeast, light citrus - grapes, peppery notes, funky notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and liht acidic with a long duration, dry, saison yeast, fruity, funky, peppery - spicy, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140726]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle at Christianssand brygghus. Orange golden colour with a white head. Aroma is vineous, yeast, malt, pine. Flavour is dry, malt, hop, orange, apple, vineous, yeast, pine, brett. Very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
a decnet saison beer that is fruity in flavor. had a draft pour at bad apple in chicago pours light yelloiw in volor with a whiteheat

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4716) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Crisp, very hazy and super blonde coloured body with a rich, three centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of pears, apples, white grapes, light hops and a hint of flowers - a lot of character, but all mild. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent brett and floral notes hit first then show some subdued yeast and grassy flavours, coupled with a very light and not very sweet white grape flavour. Aftertaste hits more from the brett and yeast than anything else with not much body and that dry herbal flavour coming at the end. Overall, a decent saison, but a nicer easy-drinking ale for the summertime with some good super mild complexity. That said, if this didnít sport the label on the front it would have a much lower score. A decent beer for sure, but not a great saison nor a beer worth searching out for. Iím happy I didnít spend much on this, otherwise Iíd be even more harsh on this one. I sampled this split 37,5 cL corked and caged bottle, purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 30-November-2013 for US$5,03 sampled at home in Washington on 08-August-2014.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2593) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with a small, white head. Aroma of citrus, brett, raisins, peppery notes and yeast, Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry, Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A crisp and hopppy Saison.


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