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RATINGS: 218   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
Bottled (thanks kenb!). Honeyish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is honey, hops and earth. Flavour is fruit, earth, slight hops and nectar. Not too exciting saison. Might be some American hops that make it quite sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2002
Golden coloured. Big cardamom flavour. Too big for my liking. Not my favourite of the new Belgiums.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Draught at Cricket’s Grill, Waco
Golden color. An ok beer, with some caramel taste, some sweetness, and a quite evident spicy character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14128) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
On tap at Hop Vine Pub, Seattle. Copper colour with thin beige head. Belgian yeast aroma. Nutty. In fact it’s really nutty. Peanut. I mean it’s peanut. Not unpleasant but doesn’t go anywhere, bit over carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
Bottled (BB 01/2007)
Honey golden color, small white head. Estery fruity aroma with banana and light sour notes. Fruity (grape, tangerine), earthy, notes of mould. Quite full palate, sweetness in the aftertaste. Yes, it is a saison.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2000
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 A wonderfully acidic, spicy, flavourful rendition of the style. Astonishingly refreshing with a huge blast of ginger and depth of pepper, earthy hoppiness, and a dry finish. Re-Rate is hopefully pending.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2006
(Bottle, BB 19 JAN 07) Pours a clear golden body with an average white head. Aroma of orange peel, mustiness, ginger, wood, and cinnamon. Flavor of hops, orange peel, and ginger.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Aroma of citrus, dusty flowers, and yeast. Dark gold color, fluffy white head and some lacing. Starts with a tast of clove and coriander, sweet/tart in the middle, and spice and hop at the end. The spice overrides any hoppy citrus notes. Very refreshing, a good bit more flavor than most saisons from the Flanders region (in the widest sense).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/08/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

clear golden, scant frothy white head, traces of lace, aroma of bitter spicy funky sweaty leather, light body, malt flavor, lots of spicy esters, good earthy funk, light bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle, best until jan 07. Golden color. Citrus, flowery hops and pepper in the aroma. Flowery hops, pepper, citrus and a hint of licorice in the flavor. Orange bitter aftertaste. Nice one!


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