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RATINGS: 62   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (581) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2012
fresh citrus, slightly rustic smell. Nice light golden amber color. Orange, citrus, possibly vanilla taste. fairly smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmmjunkmail (10) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Light amber color with a slight citrus flavor. Very tasty. I would recommend this. Mmm.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (832) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at brewery. Golden pour with disappearing head. Citrus aroma. Very fruity complex taste. Good bee and seems unique.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2183) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
12 oz bottle I picked up at the pig. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small white head that has good retention. The aroma is slightly spicy with white pepper and some fruity grains(Belgian Pils?). The flavor is complex and features white fruits, pears, apples and apricots giving way to peppery hops and nutty yeasts. Somewhere in there is a bit of biscuit. The palate is medium with lively carbonation. Finishes incredibly long and dry with lingering pepper. Overall: Wow, xcellent saison, I loved it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2803) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle - Pours clear yellow with a nice foamy white head. Nose is light, delicate spice--clove, cardamom, white pepper--with some banana notes and light, dusty yeast. Wow...loving this nose, and I wasnít expecting it at all. Taste is mellow tropical fruit, apple, pear, a touch of spice, and the same dusty yeast, though subdued. A bit of mustiness, but really, really smooth. Get the oats on the finish, and Iím wondering if thatís whatís giving it the big, smooth, slick body. Carbonation is a bit too high, but thatís all that stops this from being something I could drink all afternoon. Loved this one, and it was totally unexpected. May have to give this brewery a second look.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
12 oz bottle. It pours a nice gold with a large, foamy white head. The smell is unique. It has a noticeable sourness to it with some vinegar, but also dominating characteristics of a saison yeast, it is big and spicy. The taste is similar, spicy with a hint of tartness. for the abv it is pretty refreshing actually although the sweetness is there. Not a bad beer, an experiment perhaps that turned out exceptionally well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
This is a nice saison; above average. It has a nice peppery nose and a citrus and spice flavor. Cloudy yellow appearance with super carbonation. Got this from Josh N. after the winter beer tasting. 2012.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 25, 2012
Orange-gold pour with an ample white head that quickly settles down. Nose is cinnamon, spicy rye, a bit of anise, and plenty of yeasty, rustic charm. Very nice. Flavor reminds me of tangerine marmalade spread over a tender, flaky biscuit and dusted lightly with fresh ground black pepper. Carb is slightly aggressive, and the body seems a little slick. The perceived sweetness in the finish holds it back a bit. Interesting and enjoyable beer that I am glad to have tried. Great nose that I wish I could capture and carry around with me. Booyah body spray? Thanks, Matt!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2822) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Guest tap at Emmettís, Downers Grove. Autumnal brown with a one-finger parfait head. Spicy wassail nose, a bit of fig and yeast, too. Malt and mouthfeel is light, but it has a dose of caramel roast, augmented by coriander, sage, and some European hop backbone. Touch of cider at the end. Goes down very easily.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4671) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2011
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-tan, thin fading white head. Interesting funky sour aroma, not off. Medium to full bodied, has a nice thick golden malt base. Balanced by the funky sour Saison yeast, has some lemony bitterness, a bite up front that fades into an earthy faint sourness. This is really quite nice, and while it doesnít exactly nail the style, its a really pleasant, well executed interpretation.


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