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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


MaBeer1972's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1262) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Small bottle from Julio’s. Pours out with a super head so I had to let it settle a while. Rated from the bottom of the bottle. A cloudy light yellow color with a frothy white head. Peppery-lemon aroma and flavors, with an earthy sweetness (from the raisins?). Very smooth drinking and otherwise enjoyable.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle at Schouskjelleren. Lovely hazy gold. Apricots and funk in the nose. Sweet orange, barnyard, grapefruit in the finish. Just lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma presents with dry chardonnay, citrus, lots of funk, barnyard, crisp green apples, some bretty stuff but not a whole lot. Also some earthy stuff, a dash of moldy age. Taste is initially sweet but quickly evolves into a mildly dry bitterness. Not much sourness, but more of a bubbly spicy/earthy feel accompanying the initial sweetness. The aroma is a bit tame, but the taste is quite fresh and nicely spiced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2607) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2014
375ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out a cloudy light straw topped with a small white head. Nose is spice yeasts grass and some pepper. Taste is as the nose with lots of spice notes and a nice touch of belg yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUN 28, 2014
Hazy yellow pour with a small white head. Nose is hoppy and fruity - tangerines and apples, notes of peppercorns and a sweet-ish raisin note. Good subtle funk to it as well. Taste predominately funky - a clean fruity bretty character alongside a nice estery and spicy saison yeast. Green apple notes, crisp brett and a nice and bright hoppiness in the finish. This is a really nice, bright and clean saison that I could drink very frequently if it was A) available more and B) not as expensive and C) available in cans that are always cold and located in my fridge.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Hay with some citrus and light barnyard aromas. Pours hazy blonde with good head and lacing. Finishes with some crackery bitterness. Soft carbonation. Good stuff. Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Hazy golden color with a large white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, spices, green grapes, and earthy yeast. Taste of citrus, green grapes, light brett, lots of yeast, and a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours hazy lemon snow with a beautiful creamy white head. The aroma brings warming white wine grapes and some non funky smooth saison yeast. The flavor brings a well balanced dry white grapey body that settles smoothly without much funk having developed yet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (400) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
375 ml bottle split two ways. Cork opens with a small pop, pours hazy light yellow with a firm head. Nose has tons of yeast and some lemon peel. Taste has yeast, herbal notes, the pepper comes through a lot and some light funk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 21, 2014
Cloudy golden with a firm head. Loads of funk and pepper in the aroma. Dry and bitter. Good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1639) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Hazy golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, yeast, hops, coriander and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, earthy notes, spices and grass. Excellent saison.


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