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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A soft, medium-body saison with subtle pepper character and fruity undertones. Pairings: shellfish, spiced cheeses and citrus-laden vinaigrettes.


Quevillon's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2587) - Boisbriand, Quebec, - JUN 3, 2013
Drank from a bottle at the 20th Mondial de la Bière, June 1, 2013. Pale blonde, thin head. Aroma of spicy wheat and barley, slightly sweet. Taste very dry wheat, a little spicy, slightly bitter. This is not the king of savory saison.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Dark gold pour with a thin white head. Peppery, bready, oily grain, light apricot, wheat and light mineral. Medium , neutral to oily feel, light to medium carbonation. Good stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Golden body with a big, frothy head. Aroma of ear wax, plastic, clove, toasted grain, spice, lemon, wet cement. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery turning syrupy body, lively carbonation. Like a watered-down Golden Monkey in some ways. Very little funky yeast attributes in the flavor. Light peppery taste with clove. Fairly unclean.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MWMBeerguy (170) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Spicy aroma. Highly carbonated with a rocky white head. Very tasty. Despite the high carbonation it has a smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1989) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to lithy. Pours a hazy straw colored yellow. White head. Banana yeasty esters in the aroma. Taste is middle of the road dry. Just a nice everyday saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours hazy amber with thick white head. Smell is funk, farmhouse, yeast, bread and lemon. Taste is funk, yeast, fruit, bread and a hint of crisp pepper on finish. Medium body, heavy carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffbigD (84) - - DEC 17, 2014
Pour cloudy with a lot of head. A nice taste of hops but a little too bitter. Overall a decent ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (388) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Standard, middle of the road, not over the top are the kind of adjectives I’d give to this saison. Aroma is some banana and wheat like esters. Taste is somewhat sweet, some wheat, faint spice and banana notes. Finish is very clean.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Clear brilliant golden with a thin white foamy cap. Nice grainy and slightly bubblegumy/banana nose and a wee Belgian barn semisweet bit. Good full flavor that’s like the nose; a bit sweet, a bit grainy and toast like, a bit of banana and wheat and Belgian barn eaters. A bit standard and Americanized but very clean and tasty.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6512) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (lemon oil, herbs), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement/mold), with notes of cement, apple skin, grains of paradise, candy sugar. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A particularly phenolic example, and a bland, thin, watery, and dirty one at that. Peppery note seems like an adjunct (grains of paradise-ish), but I could be wrong. Not enjoyable in any way.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2014
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - pretty clear bronze beer under a long lasting white foam; fruity and piney hoppiness with notes of pears, almonds and yeast; sweet and rounded; a good malt backbone, light sourish and quite bitter, dry and long yeasty fruity and flowery finish


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