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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition – Gold Medal – Fruit Beer 2014 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition – Silver Medal – Fruit Beer


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3451) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white head...nice retention. Aroma has nice apricot and mild funk...slightly tart fruits. Flavor has tart tropical fruits and peppery notes...apricot forward...mild oak...almost white wine...some faint vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a fruity/oaky/winey dry finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (422) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, golden orange with a large, long lasting, frothy, white head that laces. Sweet aroma of apricot, pepper, oak and a light funky note. Sweet apricot flavour with oak, yeast, a hint of pepper and a dry, white wine, warming alcohol finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
bottle with qc crew - thanks guys! pours unclear very pale golden with a small creamy white cap, good retention and lacing. very yeasty - spicy and peppery belgian say-zahn, fruity too - oranges and apricots - tart peppery peaches/nectarines, leather, sweat, cheese, woodsy - soft yet present barreling components, light welcoming acidity. lively carbonation, light body - oily; pleasantly tart and relatively dry spicy-citrusy finish. good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2603) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle 750ml. [Blind tasted] Pours golden with low-medium white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of blood, yogurt, yeast, perfume. Taste is of blood, metal, sugar, caramel, fruits, alcohol, bretts. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Nice stuff. Good wild yeast. Pepper went mia for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2192) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle shared by Tommy, thanks! Pours a "clear" golden but it is full of floating particles, not sure what they are but they aren’t welcome in my glass. Head is medium and it leaves nice lacing, though. Nose is fruity, peppery and lightly vinous. Taste is fruity and moderately bitter. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Overall a good but not transcending brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3909) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle (750 ml). From Chris, thanks! Split 6-ways.

Appearance: Clear golden with a medium white head and some lacing.

Aroma: Quite yeasty, there’s still some fruity/apricots notes but I guess it faded a lot, mineral/iron, brettanomyes, herbal and earthy notes.

Taste: A bit fruitier than aroma and quite herbal with brett, mineral notes and grains.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Herbal and mildly fruity finish.

Overall: Good easy drinking and true to style Saison, but the barrel treatment, the apricots and the pepper are either really mild or nowhere to be found so I guess this bottle might have been a bit too old. Still tasty, but I would be curious to try a fresh one.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4247) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle. Nice very lightly hazy gold with thick lacy white head. Aroma is mineral, iron, floral, perfumy aroma, light grapes. Taste is earthy, bretty, light grain, peachy. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8632) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy golden-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, touch of yeasty notes into nice spice, pepper into some pear, peach, apricot, touch of oak as well. Taste was a mix of oak, white wine, some orange into some peach, apricot, pear into yeast, spice, peppery notes, finishing slightly dry, slightly sweet. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1432) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle shared by Adrien, thanks! Pours orange beige with a white head. Aroma is citrus, hay, mild apricot. Flavor is light, wheat cracker, green apple, slight dried apricot. Grassy bitter and oak in the finish. Not really getting the pepper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
750 bottle hand carried home from the brewery by my buddy Adrien. Hazy orange gold color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is heavy on the white wine, with nice notes of dried apricots. The flavor is extremely well integrated. Mild hay, barnyard, again dried apricots, nice light lingering white wine hints, weak Brett hints. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3590) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Slight cloudiness from the yeast, light golden yellow 2 finger tight creamy head. The nose is great. Tart, saison very yeasty, grape skins and very wheat forward. smells a little tart. Pretty yeast, almost no tartness but there is brett funk. some sulfur and faint rotten model tastes but the creaminess and apricot forward funkiness is really nice. I don’t get a lot of wine or oak.


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