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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pretty cool beer with nice interesting bretty character. Herbal and lightly medicinal brett character on top of spices and oaky vinous character.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1742) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (2807) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, 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 (615) - 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 (6339) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
Location: 375 ml bottle from Sparrow, 4/5/14, Vintage 2013, Rating #3550

Aroma: The nose is Belgian yeast, spice/pepper, citrus, hay, grass, and some wheat notes
Appearance: Pours a murky gold-orange color with a large, foamy white head and heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is spice and yeasty, clean saison hay/grass funk, with an average bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a touch too much carbonation, and a mid-dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a nice, solid, well-made Saison. No complaints from me other than a little too much carbonation. At only 5.4% I could session this for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
375 ml bottle at Christianssand Brygghus. Practically clear golden body with a medium sized white head. Mild, but delicate aroma of pale malt, slightly spicy and a hint of white wine. Flavor is smooth pale malt, spicy with a hint of white wine. The Brett is hardly recognizable, probably to fresh. Medium, well balanced body and average aftertaste. Mild, smooth and nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3052) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy light golden color with a fairly thick frothy white head on it. Nose is light and citrusy with a little bit of wild farmhouse smells to it - really light and inviting. Taste is actually light and crisp, with a slight bit of citrus to it. Really nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6333) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle, 375ml, at Christianssand Brygghus. A lightly hazy, orange golden colored beer with a dense two finger white head. Curtains.Lightly vinous aroma, with grapes and a peppery touch. Pale malts, pine cones and some faint hints of cardamom. The flavor is quite reminiscent of white wine, with a nice bitterness. Full to medium body, bone dry. Some wood. A fruity sweetness chimes in. Pleasant carbonation. Lasting finish. A bit hard to decide on this one, but sure nice. 140329

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle bought through craftbeer.se. Pours hazy pale golden with a huge frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and fruity with crackers, raisins, dry soil, hay, white pepper corns and lemon zest. Taste is bitter and tiny fruity with crackers, white grapes, hay, dry soil, dry wood, lemon zest, orange zest, white pepper corns and hints of raisin bran. Mouthfeel is crisp, bone dry and light bodied. Finish is bitter and tiny fruity with crackers, dry soil, hay, raisins and white pepper corns. Refreshing…


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