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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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"A Saison (Say-Sahn) is a Belgian Farmhouse Summer Beer. Farmhouse referring to the simple fact that very small "farmhouse" breweries typically made these beers. Lighter in alcohol, ours is 6.5% (not exactly light but that’s just us!) and golden to orange in color. Unfiltered. Ours is spiced with both Apricot puree and Black Pepper. The taste is light, refreshing and nicely fruited to start. Medium mouthfeel. After taking a drink, the black pepper dries the palate and creates a nice tingling sensation on the tongue." Non-Barrel Aged, Draft Only version.

Ratings for the Reserve Series (Barrel Aged) version should be entered here: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/nebraska-reserve-series-apricot-au-poivre-saison/137133/


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2010
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of apricot, green pepper, black peppercorns, and grass. Flavor of apricot, peach, black pepper, herbs, grass, and Belgian yeast. Tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Handbottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazy golden body and a small white head. Aroma of sweet and slightly spiced. Obvious and strong stonefruit notes that are not unpleasant. A little bit of cotton candy. Taste is dry, candi sugar, pepper and a bit of tangy apricot. A bit herbal/grainy. Long, dry, grainy finish. Good saison. Another solid beer from NBC!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
growler, thanks to bu11zeye, cloudy golden pour with a sweaty, lemon and orange aroma, flavors of sour bitter chalky grapefruit and rind finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5704) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this growler. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of apricots and yeast. The flavor is more of the same with some spices, apricots, peaches, yeast and sugar. The beer is pretty sweet overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(Growler thanks to bu11zeye) opaque yellow-orange with lasting ring of white bubbles. Nose of candied apricot, ginger, and white pepper. Taste of coriander, white pepper, candied apricots, ginger, with soft carbonation and spicy finish. A really nicely done saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5334) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Draft at Rattle with Andrew and Kyle. Pours a hazy orange body with nice white foamy lacing. Aroma is very creamy wheat and fruity apricot. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with notes of wheat, funky and fruity yeast, and of course apricot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Cloudy golden with a big off white head. Basement funk nose that also has apricot. A smooth feel. This is nicely fruity and malty. That saison funkiness is authentic. I like it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured a hazy pale yellow-golden color with a huge foamy orange-white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was dry, tart and vinegary with faint notes of apricot, date and must. The flavor was tart and musty with notes of vinegar, faint apricot. Long musty vinegar and faint vague fruit finish. Medium body. Not my style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Sampled at the 7th Annual Parkville Microbrew Festival on April 24th, 2010. Hazy cloudy dark gold with a fine fluffy white head. Simply and unusual beer. The apricot is seriously present from start to finish, but not over done. Has an as promised tip of the tongue biting black pepper. This somehow works in the blend and does not distract. Not my stylistic cup of tea, and yet I still really really liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Sample at Flying Saucer in Kansas City. Comes a cloudy golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is apricot, yeast, wheat, and spice. Nice.


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