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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
In short: A generic, sweet and fruity Belgian blonde ale. Boring beer and not much of a Saison.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed a few months after receiving it from oakbluff, thanks Scott.
The look: Mostly clear golden-blonde body topped by a medium white head that does not leave much lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is typical Belgian blonde ale fruity esters, this beer smells like any no-hops generic blonde ale. Body is feels rather full and with a lively carbonation. Bottle or ratebeer does not mention abv but the mouthfeel is as full and lively as Tripel. Taste dominantly sweet, fruity (canned fruits with the sweet juice, bananas, more..), yeasty, wort. No hops to speak of. I totally fail to see the Saison in this beer. This is an underhopped sweet generic Belgian blonde ale like many lower-tier Belgian breweries produce, the mouthfeel is spot-on, everything else is uninteresting. I hate to give a bad rating to a beer from a brewery I love but I don’t rate with my heart, it would make a bloody mess, I rate with my hands.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1871) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle..Pour is hazy golden yellow..Nose is nice stone fruit, spice, sweet, citrus..Taste is spice, stone fruits, bubblegum, sweetness, pineapple and citrus..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6401) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
12 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have grass, herbal notes, citrus and light tropical fruit, white pepper, some mild barnyard funk and pale malts. Decent drinker, leans to the fruity side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gridfather (30) - - NOV 24, 2013
11/21/12, Bottle poured into pint glass. Subtle, light aroma. Light, orangish color. Looks like a summer beer color. Head of large bubbles. Smooth on palate. Tastes like a beer that would come with a slice of citrus in a bar, which I typically do not like. This is a very good beer. I am impressed! ---Rated via the Gridfather

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (534) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Malty with some nice notes of fresh cracked pepper, lemon zest, and ginger. Overall pretty good, but not as earthy and complex as I would like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4975) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
This one poured a hazy straw yellow with a white head. Aroma was of dust, lemon, bread, and grass. Flavor was tangy bread, light fruits and mold interesting saisiny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5158) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Pours a moderately hazy gold - slight frothy lace - nose is moderately citric (lemon, orange zest), mildly phenolic, lightly sweet, lightly grainy - a touch of mineral - the grains of paradise are medium strong and completely unnecessary - they just get in the way - full but soft and frothy carbonation in the mouth - flavor of lightly peppery phenols, mild plastic, moderate banana esters - some tangy citrus notes late, as well as a slight flintiness - light herbal notes on the tail end - medium sweet finish, with lingering spiciness - it’s okay, but not exactly to style - almost tastes more like a wit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle shared by Kevin who brought it into The Davis Beer Shoppe to share. Thanks guy! Pours translucent gold. Farmhouse aroma. Med body. Flavor is fruity and mildly farmhouse. Smoothly, lightly sweet saison. Not so earthy as some.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Drank from the bottle. Aroma of straw, fruit, and malt. The taste is smooth fruity, straw, and hops. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2013
36cl, no mention of ABV, as New Glarus Saison, new American brew Anno 2012, thx to Brigadier!, complex brew, malty/floral and slightly fruity/spicy, balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew

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