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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1126) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured a pale yellow color with a medium sized white head that faded quickly. Aroma has lots of lemon and yeast with some skunky notes. Some egg/cheese notes as well. Taste has floral notes with more lemon and a touch of yeast. Good fruity flavors as well. Aftertaste is a bit sweet with more plumb and lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (566) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours a lemon-yellow with a foamy white head. Has a lemon and yeast aroma. Flavor is bitter, with some lemon and a strong spice that adds too much bite. Just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1059) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
~Strong yeasty aroma of perfumey spice, corriander, vanilla, bubblegum. Bready, lemon. ~Pours a clear light pale color with lasting white small wispy head. ~Spicy yeasty vanilla lemon peel flavor. ~Medium bodied, medium CO2, lingering yeasty spiciness. ~Enjoyable interesting saison. Yeast is an interesting one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
12 ounce bottle from a Folly Pack, from Harris Teeter Hollymead, opened 8/29/14. Pours a clear yellow color with a large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of bready malts, spice, yeast, honey, citrus zest. The taste is spicy, herbal hops, apples, bready malts, honey, yeast, spice. Medium bodied, moderate lingering spice. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bagalagalaga (122) - Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Does not hit with funky yeast flavors and smells as hard as other saisons I’ve had. Actually the wheat/yeast character is pretty mild, so you could, for example, drink all 4 from your sampler pack in one sitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5000) - 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 (173) - 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 (2027) - 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 (4060) - 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 (4602) - 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.

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