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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2007
Smells and tastes like a saison even though it doesn’t look like one. Funky barnyard nose. Small head. Tastes very alcoholic for it’s "size". Almost a summer session beer-I wish this came out in the summer rather than the fall. Overall a well done beer if not exact to style-one of my favorite NB beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - APR 2, 2007
Golden with a white head. Smells spicy and slightly hoppy. Taste is definitely spicy/hoppy and very pleasant. Tastes like the same yeast was used as in their trippel. Esters in the background. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma of light funk, light roasted malt, yeast, some floral fruitiness. Flavors of light roasted malt, orange zest, and yeast came through. Medium body though a light mouthfeel...spicy-sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thefederalist (279) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Pours golden with a large white head. Aroma is hoppy and yeasty (I am told they use wild belgian yeast). Flavor is slightly sweet, but finishes dry. Reminicent of their triple, but slightly lower gravity I believe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
nice brew from New Belgium. Pour was very nice, releasing a ploom of nice hoppy aroma. Appearance is light but not bad, and had a very nice head. Mouthfeel is alright, a little bitter. Flavor is tremendous for a saison. Very highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Very fruity and sour - I got grapes and pears out of it with not much else. I keep wanting to like this brewery and they keep giving me reasons not to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle in trade.Clear amber brew witha bit of white-ish head. No eal idea what it smelled like, the aroma was very light but the flavor had some fruits notes,a mixture of some exotic spice , maybe mullinf spices or something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle: Copper color with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, some caramel, and yeast. Flavor, yeasty, some spice, and some floral hops. Not bad, not much of a saison though, not a whole lot of funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Draft at Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ. Clear orange color with a white head that laced the glass. Smelled of white wine, light brown sugar, and clove. Mildly acidic on the tongue and vinous with a subdued grainy malt flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with cbkschubert. Poured a medium and clear golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of yeast, spicey, and some what earthy. Tastes of the same.

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