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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks Nuplastikk. Pillowy off-white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cantaloupe, some orange peel, coriander, yeast spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, white pepper, coriander, some cantaloupe, yeast spicy. Light-medium body, some effervescence, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Gusher. Seim-hazy straw yellow with a very large airy head. Aroma is grainy and wild with fruit, Belgian yeast, banana, brown sugar and burnt malt. Fizzy body taste of fruit, banana, peppery notes, and yeast. Wishy-washy as I seem to like it every other sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jebert (492) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy gold with a pure white head, mostly lasting, with lots of cascading bubbles up the glass. Nose is sweetness and fruitiness. Very creamy on the palate. The taste full of fruits, sweet breads, spices (clove?ginger?) with a nicely balanced finish. An excellent Saison. Try it with a fresh pear and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Atom. Citrus, grainy malt, and dusty pepper aroma. Slightly hazy gold with a huge white head. Grainy malt, slightly bitter pepper, and light alcohol flavor. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Musty lemon, yeast, and barley malt aroma - very nice. Slightly hazy golden yellow with large head. Musty lightly sweet lemon and barley malt flavor. Very tasty - wish they’d make this a regular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of Todd. Pours a cloudy golden yellow straw with a medium sized white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon zest, peppery notes and Belgian yeast. Taste is much the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Slightly cloudy with a hay-colored hue, this ale has a frothy, white head. The aroma is somewhat spicy and peppery, with a touch of something sweet (citrus?) and a light funk. For me it could use a little. It of body, but compared to their ’farmhouse ale’ the spotted cow, this saison is amazing. It’s dry and somewhat spicy, highly effervescent, and really quite refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle-sent to me from a good friend in So. WI December 2012-pours lightly hazy orange hue with vigorous carbonation and a fizzy white head around the glass. Looks very true to this style. nose is spicy, yeasty, lite ripe citrus (lemon, lime, lite canned pineapple), GOP. Its definately spiced, but not overbearing like alot of them tend to be. Still has quite a bit of tart yeasty saison character. Flavors are tart spice, lite citrus, metallic, tart lemons with some funk in there as well. sprtizy carbonation really tends to bring out the tart notes here. Long dry tart finish dead on for the style. This is much better than that imperial version they put out a few years ago. Nice work once again NG :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3290) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy light gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, grain, yeast, and spice. Taste is lemons, wheat, yeast, and spice. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
This is not as good as the Unplugged saison was. Hazy gold color and initially a tall white head that completely fades away. Saison yeast with grain. Flavor is slightly bitter with grass and hops, and there is alcohol in here as well.

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