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New Belgium Saison Harvest Ale

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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New Belgium’s seasonal release, Saison, pays tribute to Belgian farmhouse ales brewed to celebrate the fall harvest. Pale bronze in color, our Saison is slightly spicy and delicately hopped. A sweet malty note glides along with herbal tones produced by an authentic Belgian yeast strain. The finish is surprisingly dry.
Originally, local brewers crafted Saison beers for seasonal workers in the farming community to enjoy at the end of their day. With typical hoppy character and an intriguing Belgian twist, Saison will appeal to hop lovers and wheat beer drinkers alike. Whether you’re pushing a plow or a pile of paper work, Saison will help you bask in the afterglow of a job well done.
Saison - Enjoy the season.
Pale bronze in color, this delicately hopped ale has a bright, yeasty, artisanal quality worthy of toasting those long autumn sunsets.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1562) - Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle from Dave on October 23rd, 2014.

Appearance: Pours a yellow cloud.
Aroma: Aroma is of light lemon, yeasty.
Taste: Yeasty, light lemon, light spice.
Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: Accessible saison, not too yeasty which I prefer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: finger frothy white head, straw, very very slightly cloudy, good lacing. Aroma: leather, belgian spicy hops, belgian yeast. Palate: light body, moderate soft carbonation, bitter finish, moderate dry finish, light chalky body. Taste: light sweet biscuity malts into light sweet citrus, transitions into spicy hops that grows in bitterness. Overall, unique, but not super close to style. Enjoyable drink, but not very sessionable in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Serving: Bottle from a mix pack from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a hazy yellow with a solid white head. The nose has a bit of spice, yeast, and malt. Lightly floral, a touch sweet, with a spicy finish on the tongue. Light to medium body with medium to high carbonation leading to a medium finish. Surprisingly decent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Not a huge fan of saisons but this is a pretty good one.. Overall it has a smooth taste and very good appearance. Impressed with the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Mix pack. Yellow and fizzy with a soft white head. Lemony, yeasty nose. Tart, slight spice, with a little bit of a creamy banana finish. Perfectly good saison here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1813) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottled. Pours a clear, saffron yellow-orange with a pillowy, bright white head. Aroma is of bright lemongrass up front, followed by musty banana, cloves, and vanilla cookies. As it warms, the banana esters become more pronounced. Mildly sweet flavor that grows slightly in intensity as husky wheat, slightly sour lemon peel, and dried grasses simultaneously come to the forefront. Finish is of dried straw and mild yeast, a combination slightly reminiscent of sourdough bread. Moderate-to-high carbonation that is quickly fading. A solid saison.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobblehead (35) - Kansas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Slightly spicy, poured into glass, hazy golden pour, mild hop, good beer. Slight fuzziness, soft aftertaste, nice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1663) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2014
I’ve had real Saisons’a from Belgium and France, and I must say, of all the American styles I have tried as well, this one comes closest to the real thing.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
noid1985 (99) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2014
12oz bottle from the local Jewel, not really impressed by this one....the aromas were strong but the aftertaste was something of flours....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (877) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle . Poured pale amber with a skim white head. Aroma is citrusy with some yeasty ester. Light bodied, creamy mouthfeel with a tart acidic finish. Light malt flavour with spicey notes of corriander and banana peel.


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