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RATINGS: 195   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from the singles bin - hazy gold with a moderate, soapy lace - nose of herbal and peppery hops, tart lemon, lightly peppery phenolics, some white sugar sweetness, very mild muskiness - flavor is medium sweet, but with a balancing tartness to it - the hop bitterness and phenols are a little rough and abrasive late, but there are some pleasant herbal notes and lightly rustic yeast character - there are some mild banana esters, which I am not a fan of in this style, but there are very subdued - so, some good, some not as good, but much better than I thought it was going to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (146) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2014
12 oz bottle pours light, clear gold with a white head. Aroma is farmhouse yeast and bananas. Taste is lemon, grass, spicy hops and bit earthy and herbal. Nice hop quality, needs something more though. OK saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2003) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Clear golden with bubbly white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus and saison yeast. Tastes yeasty, grainy, and slightly bitter. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3882) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Aroma is yeast, medium spices and a hint of bubblegum. The flavor is spices, malts, citrus, light tropical fruit and a mildly tart/sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle re-released in the 24-"Folly"-Packs as Saison Harvest Ale. Aroma of peppery bubblegum yeastiness and a hay and pilsner malt with a bit of toast. Interesting herbal and fruity flavor with some delicate spicy hops and a leafy twang, with some hibiscus and lilac, a touch of wheat and bubblegum, and a dry yeasty finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
bottle. decent flavor but not really my style. not a fan of the spice or the dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
New Belgium Brewing Company--Saison Harvest Ale Fall Seasonal--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--35 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Saison--Rich lacy tight foamy head. Clear bright yellow gold color. Malty crisp floral wild ester hop coriander banana front. Tangy Belgian malty wheat Farmhouse body. Fresh zesty clean spicy hop wild ester end. Sampled 8/23/2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3759) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Golden in color with a small white head. Aroma is of spices, grain and yeast. Taste is basically the same with a light toast flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3964) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
Golden yellow in color with a decent head and clear. Nice hoppiness in the aroma with some spices and wheat. Taste is some wheat and spices. Easy to drink right down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1792) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2008
May 2007 - Golden yellow color, clear, with very small head and next to no lacing. Slightly funky aroma with honey malts. Flavor was tart apples and a lot of peppery spices. A little short on the barnyard funk and a little sweet. Highly carbonated. It could pass for one of the lesser authentics. Not bad.

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