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RATINGS: 211   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12777) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2001

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Nice golden color. Great beer. Good crisp refreshing taste to it. Taste never gets old and I could drink it like a soda. Had in Denver for Barry’s wedding.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Growler
Gold with just a touch of red. Fluffy white head and sheet lacing. Sour aroms with bitter hops. Lemons for the scitrus and just a bare hint of smoke. Clove and pilsner malts. Flavor is so incredibly complex. Bitter and smoky with biscuits and doubh. Stong spice with a lot of clove it seems like. I’ve never encountered a saison like this from anywehre besides belgue. Awesome beer! Thanks Crosling.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Big coriander, soury light fermented fruit, and flowers on the aroma... and the same on the mouth. The beer poured a yellow orange color w/ thin head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.

4.4
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEvilTwin (13) - Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
This beer kicks ass. I do have to admit I am a big saison fan and this beer is true to style. Much better the NBB’s old saison. Golden and hazy very effervescent and yummy spice. Top Notch.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Aroma: hay, grass, weeds, farmhouse, light cream, honey, summer
Appearance: light murky yellow, large white head, lacing
Flavor: some cloves, light bananas, malts, grass/hay, light mint, coriander
Palate: smooth, soft, biting mint-grass aftertaste

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
Citrus aroma, nice amber color, spicy with a dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Not always available, but worth the wait. The spices come through nicely but not overpowering. A refreshing easy to drink saison.


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