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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Complex flavors and aromas come from a variety of sources. Barley malt and wheat help create a smooth body and attribute a pleasant golden hue while the addition of malted rye and oats brings out a solid earthy flavor. Czech Saaz Hops help create a citrus nose. What makes this beer truly special is the Saison Ale yeast strain used to ferment this beer. The subtle hints of tangerine, peach and licorice are the hallmarks of this particular yeast.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2012
On tap at Old Fashioned, pours a clear golden with a thin head, the aroma has some fruity touches and yeast, the flavor has a ton of barnyard funk with must, kind of dirty tasting, really didnít dig this one all that much.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Decent beer. Spicy and citrus notes. Wheat style which I don't like too much. For the style this is probably good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
whitebear (41) - - MAY 27, 2012
Dark gold color. A smell of belgiany yeast. Served at 60 degrees, I can appreciate the beer but the Belgian smell is a little too much for me. Itís a simple beer that may need a little more temperature control.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slegar (26) - Green bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2012
This beer has so many tastes coming at you. Some of them dont seem to mix with each other. But pretty good on a hot day like today.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nr706 (11) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle into a 16 oz. snifter. Pours copper/orange with frothy head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Earthy, saison-appropriate aroma with hints of citrus. Medium-full body with some bitterness lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
A very very mediocre farmhouse. Still easy drinking and refreshing, and there is something to be said for that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
backdaft (233) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold hue with a thin white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is spicy and floral. Think cloves, pepper, yeast and citrus. Taste is fruity and yeasty with some sweetness. Bananas, apples, lemon zest, biscuit maltiness, and YEAST. The strain really dominates the flavor. Good carbonation and somewhat dry finish with a hint of sourness. A nice interpretation of a Belgian.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dekester1 (325) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2012
Served on tap @ the Grafton Milwaukee Ale House. Appearance was mid-copper/amber with a nice medium frothy head that slowly diminished. Aroma was of fruit and hops. Taste was a mix of malt, licorice/prune/fruit and moderate hop finish. Palate was nice. Overall, a decent brew but I am not personally into Saisons that much.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
Not quite sure Iíd call this a saison but I am no longer sure what in the hell a saison is now that American brewers have gotten a hold of it. Lotís of them taste like this. Itís a nice golden amber color but w/ only a short lasting head. Itís nose is mostly bananas w/ a hint of cinnamon and clove spice. Taste more or less follows aroma w/ maybe a bit of a floral lavender character becoming apparent. This is a bit sweet and sticky on the palate if you pay attention but itís honestly hard to tell do to brisk, biting carbonation--which suits the style unlike the sweetness. This is a pretty nice take on a Belgian pale ale, Iíd say. Whether it is actually a saison is a point of debate but it doesnít have to be a saison to be a good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3530) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
12 oz bottle. I find the label and six pack motifs pretty obnoxious, so theyíre not starting off on the right foot. Aroma of apricot, husk, wheat, mild citrus. Flavor is dominated by an inferior yeast strain. Lots of peach and apricot flavors, mild huskiness. Some apples, some caramel. Better than I thought it might have been. Medium bodied. Pretty average.


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