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Saison, the original Farmhouse Ale, was the refreshing invention of thirsty Belgian farmers. Wisconsin pale barleys brewed with Grains of Paradise in this bright new copper hued ale. Deceptively approachable, its complicated fermentation incorporates a blend of three Belgian yeast strains and is fully bottle conditioned. Fresh hops snap with lemon zest and peppery ginger notes, lending to its enigmatic personality. Enjoy, as this sassy Wisconsin Saison is at its best thirst quenching drinkability now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1592) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
12oz bottle pours a clear golden with a large white head. Aroma of well balancend Belgian yeast, sweet grains, and lemon citrus. Taste is crisp and dry grains, hops, and lemon, ending bitter with a nice spice, pepper, and a slight Belgian yeast. Nice Saison!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Beer pours clear golden color with a minimal egg white head that is somewhat retained. Aoma is very estery with some earth and spices. Taste is bitter and lightly sweet with tons of spiciness. Finish is bone dry. I am beginning to consider Dan Carey a brewing god. This man is a genius!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4325) - Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2012
your average run of the mill no frills saison. Tasty no doubt but meh, i want to be wowed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1823) - Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Pour is bright gold with a good white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of citrus/floral hops, fruity esters, pepper, straw. Taste is on the sweet side: grass, lemon, dough, pepper, spicy yeast. Palate is soft, effervescent, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
bottle from pantanap. Thanks Kan! It pours a very effervescent light orange color with a tall white head. The aroma is lightly funky and peppery with some dried apricots and grains. The flavor is fruity, very spicy and phenolic with dried fruits, pepper, ginger and a bit of tang near the finish. The body has a lot of carbonation. A solid Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012 12 oz. bottle from a case brought down from Wisconsin by my wife’s aunt- thanks again! Pours a mostly clear, bright golden color with a massive eggshell white head that takes a while to settle down. Aroma of fruits (apples, apricot, citrus), sweet malts, clove, mild peppery spice, and straw. The flavor is really fruity and juicy, with some sweet and pale malts, very mild pepper. Light-medium bodied, with mellow carbonation on the palate and a juicy, somewhat tart mouthfeel. Really nice refreshing saison for the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1984) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into a tulip. Pours hazy golden with medium white head that dies down quickly. Nice small bubble lacing, medium body, rocky texture, and spicy yeast aroma. Taste is grains of paradise, spicy yeast, some pepper, and sharp lemon. Lots of flavor, but not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2012
[Bottle] Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is orange peel, light doughiness, banana, and I can get the grains of paradise as well. Taste is grains of paradise, alcohol, yeast, a little banana again, and light pepper. Fairly thin, smooth, finish length is pretty good. Overall, a very nice saison. Also, I have had some really bad beers made with grains of paradise, but this was really well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5283) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Sampled at 4 Hands cellarnight. This is haxy golden and has a white head. A soft nose of lemongrass and nice fruit. It has a funky pale malt first sip. Light zest and the fruit and pale malts grow. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a tight cap of white.

Aroma: Magnificent fresh fruit: grapes, pear, apple. Floral too.

Taste: Sharp spicy belgian yeast, ripe honey dew, literally perfume,banana, modest Euro hop spice.

Mouthfeel: High prickly carbonation ,juicy.

Overall: Saisons seem to have a ton of room for interpretation. While I enjoyed the beer for what it was, it was a bit big, sweet and fruity for my personal Saison tastes.

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