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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Sťance is a dark, complexly concocted Saison, rich with earthy hues and flavors. A mild tartness begins the journey, and an underlying hop bitterness sweeps the senses through a newly opened door of the mind, where you will soon find subtle hints of ripe fruit, bringing you to a place few dare to roam.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Read Saison...deep brown with a shade of red a bit of a surprise. Little head. Flavor surprising as well. Big smoky punch up front, pit fruits on the finish. No tartness that I can pick up. A little bit watery for my tastes. Not sur ehow I feel about this one...Itís interesting, but not inch more than that.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (1743) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Earthy and herbal...hard to pick out whatís going on in here. Dark brown pour, assertive aroma. Not as much of the traditional saison qualities as expected, but a fairly assertive flavor for a 4% brew. Sessionable and unique, but just above average."

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at the Dillinger in Boulder City. Dark clear brown color, fluffy brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is similar. How is this a saison?

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
voyageurmike (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Dark brown with a huge lacey head. Nothing but its strong carbonation suggests saison style. It is disappointing given the other beers from this brewery that are among my favorites.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a brownish color with off-white head. Some floral notes, fruit, and another weird aroma that I canít quite put my finger on it on the nose; follows onto the palate. This one is weird.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4337) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at Taps, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head, The aroma is light citrus. The flavour is strong bitter with a watery tart resin light medicinal hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not my favourite beer and I wonít be ordering another. A Saison? I donít think so. Where is the drawing board again?

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSteveBrule (22) - - MAY 4, 2014
Probably an old bottle, although it's hard to see how it would degrade too much. Taste is average. Mouthfeel is thin and strong carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1495) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a very tall foamy head. Dry and tart, complex flavors , lingering finish. Not one that I would reach for in the future.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Rated on 4-29-2014 (Bottle) This beer pours a huge smooth frothy beige head that mostly diminishes, transparent reddish brown hue, lively, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, suggestion of fresh fruit, and earthy. The flavor is semi-sweet, moderately bitter, roasted malt, earthy, and some fresh fruit. The mouthfeel is watery and thin. This beer is light bodied. This is unlike any Saison beer that I have ever drank/rated. The aromas and flavors are not typical of this beer style and thus the flavor of this beer is a major turnoff for me. I do not like the taste of this beer at all and it is a beer I have no interest in drinking again.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 29, 2014
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy fine to large sized tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque light black brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The smooth aroma was floral. The sharp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering herbal aftertaste. The tangy flavor contained notes of mildly bitter mild spice mild hops brown malt breads and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2014
bottle - This is a saison? Really? huh. Okay. It pours dark amber with a one finger, thick tan head that lingers. It smells and tastes of caramel malt. Thereís some spicy yeast, maybe a hint of fruit, and a mild finish. Itís okay I guess.


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