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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A saison for the summer. Made with pilsner malt and Saaz hops…it’s similar to a pilsner with more spice and light fruit. 6.5% abv.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (4213) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2015 2015 Bottle from Whole Foods River St, drunk 6/14/15
Quite carbonated leading to a plentiful, foamy white head that slowly recedes to cover. Body is a deep gold with light amber tints, mostly clear, leaving the sediment in the bottom.
Light cookies, dry tangerines, hints of acidity and moderately fruity esters all do a passable job of identifying this as a saison, though it’s far less hoppy than Dupont, far less interestingly malty or musty than Blaugies and without any of the funk of Fantome. That’s ok. At least it’s not Americanized, I guess, nor is there any alcohol or flaw to it.
For all the carbonation, the mouthfeel is a bit loose despite the malt being quite chewy and probably a bit underattenuated. Not that it’s a sugar bomb or anything, rather, think along the lines of Dupont Foret and (minus the better presented yeast flavors) you’re not too far off. Bread dough, light toffee and tons of honeyed pils malt with spicy/floral saaz notes adding only light bitterness but ample flavor. Simple, as intended, and drinkable. The loose/overly watery texture lessened my enjoyment considerably.
Draught at Deep Ellum, 7/10/15
Confirmed my suspicions that it wasn’t an off-bottle. This is just too malty, sticky, chewy and bready. If this was more dry and crisp and allowed the saaz more expression, it’d be much, much better. As is, it’s almost a chore to drink this stuff....

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6442) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Once I finally got the head to settle down enough to drink it I found a brisk, lively, straightforward brew with clean Pils malt and snappy Saaz hops touched by light handed spice. Man this could rock the summer away. Uber yummy it is elegance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2600) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Slight haze to a golden pour. Big white head. Tons of lacing. Peppery hop and malt with nice yeast esters hinting at lemon. Taste is malty and peppery. Slight lemon notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2127) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle shared with oakbluff. Clear gold in colour with strong carbonation. Fairly grassy on the nose, along with pilsner malt, honeycomb, and wet stones. Straightforward dry pilsner malt, white pepper, and cut grass flavors, along with some additional spicy yeast notes. Very dry. Tasty enough, but lacking the complexity and citrus notes of the Hazy Jane we tried earlier.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Very pale golden straw yellow. Faint head. A spicy, lightly fruity yeast note in the nose. Very light body and flavor. An almost cider like note -- crisp and tart. Bitterness comes out in the middle. Finishes clean. Quite nice, quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1206) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
750ml bottle pours a gem color with a lot of frothy head. Fruity flavors and some mild wild yeast flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is yeast, malt, hop. Flavour is yeast, malt, hop, fruit, spices. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1199) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle, 11/19/2014. Pours a hazy wheat orange color, fluffy white head, decent retention with a small ring of lacing. Aroma is mild citrus light pear, baked cereal grains, touch of yeast and grass finishing with subtle fruit. Taste is similar, with clean, light fruity sweetness, touch of lemon, straw and spicy yeast. Light body, round and smooth. Quite pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3934) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is grassy, lemon, funky, good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13805) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller Beer Shop. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty, pepper and moderate hoppy - hrass and citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 161014


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