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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle:   Golden in color, very bright, light carbonation, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Mealy up front, otherwise that bready floral aroma so consistent with American examples of Saisons.   However, this one does seem to have a bit more spicy note, perhaps some peppery and citrusy flair.   On the tongue its very peppery, some ginger, with bready floral notes.   This one is not your average American Saison, but instead there is a twist.   Not dank or bright, tiz very spicy but not in the traditional sense.   Interesting example to say the least.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (973) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a mostly-clear golden yellow, minimal head. Smells strongly of lemon, orange. Perhaps has an almost smoky smell to it, not sure why Im getting that. Has a good sweetness in the taste that isnt overpowering.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice clear golden with tons of carbonation. Aroma is citrus. Flavor is various fruits with a nice pepper burst.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1888) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottled sample. Gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of lemon-lime soda, pastry flour, hay, and tropical fruit. Lots of compexity in the mouth, with notes of juicy apricot, lemon, earthy white pepper, minerals, and some green herbs. Starts off a bit slick on the tongue, but the strong carbonation, and moderate bitterness give it a nice lift. The yeast tells a bit too much of the story for my taste (would have liked a bit more hop character), but its clearly a well made, drinkable, and complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2576) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy golden light amber, very large off white creamy head that dissipates slowly with nice, if clumpy, lacing. Aroma is grain, yeast, clove, spice, citrus, wheat. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet with prickly carbonation. Quite nice, but i would call it a Belgian wit beer rather than a saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2232) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle at Home, courtesy of my man hyroglyphyk! Pour is hazy orange with a big white head that quickly dissipated. Citrus, honey, light funk, band-aid, medicinal, straw, and spice in the aroma. Taste is spicy, floral, grassy, herbal, light rubber, yeast, light banana, and clove, with a crisp, spicy finish. Light and refreshing mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Another well-crafted beer from the guys at New Glarus. Well-done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
put it in my pocket, it didnt work out .. . hazy light yellow gold .. great foam head, lacing i s awesome .. . being liverpool? more like being rubbish .. . light spice, slick hay.. a very enjoyable saison for sure- a top selection of the thumbprint series .. . . I am sick of the Mickey Mice behind the goals.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 Bottle at Darkness Day 2012. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Funky, citrusy, with a dry finish. Solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (2926) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a huge white head...lively...great retention and lacing. aroma has light spiciness...almost clovey or gingery...with very subtle leather and funk. Flavor has notable spice...grains of paradise..and touches of leather and grass...yeasty. mouthfeel is medium and very lively with a dry spicy/bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobysnak (328) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Golden color, with a slight haze. Smell includes: cloves, banana and esters. Taste is very much what youd expect from the aroma. Cloves, banana and a good pepper bite toward the end.


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