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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A sturdy farmhouse-style ale that showcases a yeast from northern France, along the Belgian border. The earth and spice notes as well as the citrus fruit character are yeast driven. The balance and complexity of the aroma will change as the beer warms in your hand. Medium bitterness, and honey-ish malt with a semi-dry finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2180) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Draft at Mad Fox. Pours almost clear amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like sweet herbs, grapes, apple, light spice, lemon. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like fermenting apples, light herbs and spice, light lemony citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2597) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Sampler at the pub. Spicey. Good yeast and banana flavors. On the smooth side. Finish is clove, spice and lots of toasty bread. Banana there again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (873) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at brewery. Hazy orange yellow pour with a white head . Lemon, floral, spice, honey. Light carbonation. Citrus and honey body. Easy to drink

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (1425) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 4 oz draft pour at Mad Fox on 7/14/2014. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus fruit and peel, herbs, spices. Tastes of citrus fruit and peel, funk, lemon, spices, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium-low carbonation.

Tried the Galactic Funk version on 8/25/2014 which is the saison on cask dry hopped with Galaxy. The Galaxy adds a nice fruitiness to the taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft->lager at the brewpub. Hazy dark gold with small white head. Herbs, pepper, citrus, bright malt, yeast. To be fair, I am not a fan of saisons in general, but even so, this is a bit of a mess.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
A hazed amber saison with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light ginger notes. In mouth, a sweet orange peel with caramel malt, light coriander, oily mouthfeel, nice. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Pale golden pour with no head. I can’t get much out of this except a huge blast of perfume. Maybe a slight sour element. Bleh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1989) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap 5 oz. sample at Mad Fox Brewing Company restaurant in Falls Church, VA. Clear, with a hint of haze, golden-straw color with off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of fruit, citrus and earth, musty yeast. Taste of fruit, musty yeast, caramel, citrus and herbal hops. Sweet and sour wit a musty, bitter finish. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. This saison lacks the usual bright, crisp feeling. It has the farmhouse funk, but instead of being crisply sour, it is more of a barnyard musty sourness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3344) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy pale greenish yellow with a white head. Tart lemon aroma. Refreshing orange and lemon zest flavors. Smooth finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2012 Total Score: 3.4
On cask at the brewery. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a slowly receding white head leaving lots of lacing. Pinapple aroma. Freshingly mild flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap. Vibrant bright yellow orange with no head. Some slight sourish aromas, touch of earth, slight spice and some slight citrus fruit. Some slight sourness again in the flavor, touch of grain, wheat, spice and tart grapes. Lighter body.


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