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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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An artful interpretation of a Belgian-style Saison created with Apricot Puree and Black Pepper. Aged for 6 months in third-use French Oak Chardonnay barrels.Delicate flavors and aromas of oak, apricot, chardonnay, and pepper intertwined in the barrel to achieve a flavor profile that is simultaneously complex and delightful.

2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal Fruit Beer
2011 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Silver Medal Fruit & Vegetable Beer


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Hazy golden blonde pour, thin ring of white head and light sticky lacing ... aroma of apricots, fruity saison yeast and sour .... light chardonnay and oak ... taste is very dry and oaky with grapes, sour, light bitter and peppery bite with the spicy saison yeast coming out as well .... finish is lightly bitter and spicy ... apricots kind of get lost a little in the flavor, but its a solid sessionable brew


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2045) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Poours a slightly hazy dull golden color with two fingers of fizzy suds. Nose has lots of funky apricot, wet barrel and foggy field grain. Palate follows with heavy vinous tannic notes that start out very tight but open nicely and shine some rustic grain and chardonnay character that priovide a nice base for the juicy apricot notes to round out the palate and add a pleasing balance to the funk. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
28th May 2014
Tasting at Chez Bruce. Hazy gold beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is airy and light, fine carbonation. Light floralness and a good winey tang. Mellow fruits underneath. Airy finish brings touches of yeast and spice. Joins up well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ester_ (92) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Yellow color with a big persistent white head. Aromas of apricots and bretts. Flavors of apricots, bretts, pale malt and pepper. Couleur jaune avec un gros col de mousse persistant. Arômes d’abricots et de bretts. Saveurs d’abricots, bretts, malt pâle et poivre.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Kenny. Pours unclear gold with a soft, frothy white head. Delightful aroma aroma with subtle funk, lemon, tangerine. Light to medium sweet flavor with light citrus tang, mild lemon rind, a bit of alcohol warmth, white grape. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with some woody elements, peach, lemon, subtle grass and hay. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6284) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kenny. Slow gusher. It pours hazy golden with medium white head. The nose is barnyard, earth, light funk, spice, tart apricot, sherbet notes, light vinegar and wood. The taste is crisp, hay, apricot, peach, sherbet, candy, wood, hay, barnyard, earthy, spice, warming alcohol with a dry, earthy finish. Medium+ body and lively carbonation. Was hoping for more wine character, but that’s what you get with 3rd fill... Decent enough.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
"2 oz" bottle bottle pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Poured a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma was totally apricot. Earthy hop notes, balanced malts. Nice funky notes. Flavor was apricot juice, tartness, fruity character. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Savor 2014 bottle pour. Lite apricot, some notes from the chardonnay barrel, really well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pras (428) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle at Savor. Beers/breweries like Nebraska are what makes Savor a great event. A great refreshing and enjoyable saison. I wish they were all like this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Hazy gold white head. Nose is sour, apricot, wood, chardonnay, and florals. Easy palate, earth, honey, florals, wood, grass, lightly sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014
Lightly hazed yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is funky yeast , taste is apricot fruit with some Chardonnay notes and a nice light finish. Pretty damn tasty.


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