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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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A rustic ale, pale in color, inspired by the rich brewing traditions of the Flanders region. Abundant hops and a Belgian yeast strain contribute exotic aromas af tropical fruit.

Editor’s Note: previously known as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (809) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark gold/amber with rimming offwhite head; aroma is lightly herbal spicy notes of oregano and lavender(?); Flava is rich semi sweet and semi tart with notes of grain honey orange lemon; feels light yet silky and also foamy; finishes dry tart like a Pinot Grigio

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
diamondtin (6) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
Bottled, reserved for 1 year 4 months. Golden color, bubbling, almost no foam. Mellow Saison smell, light chicory and honey smell. The Saison spice smell is more mellow than a fresh saison, it also have light peach and citrus aroma. It’s a sweet beginning, citrus sweet sour zesty, honey and yellow peach’s mellow, subtle chicory spice. This is more fruity than saison’s spice. It feels like a half blood Belgium style golden ale and half blood saison. The second half feels like a warm double IPA, it has clear citrus and pine hoppy aroma. The sweetness fade and will be cover by some hoppy bitterness. This guy is about 1 year and 4 month old. It’s mainly sweet, not too sweet, light bitter. Citrus is the domain aroma, hops also have pine hint. The mellow honey make it feels very warm and nice. Saison blood give it some interesting farmhouse’s straw spice. 1 year reservation make those character more rounded as a pebble. I like it very much!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (525) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Pear, apple and yeast aroma. Golden body with thin lasting head, nice lacing. Flavor begins sweet with hints of fruit, followed by a quick tart and spice flavors. Dry malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1693) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Draught at Backcountry Pizza. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, yeast, coriander, earthy notes and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, yeast and ripe fruits. Good brew, closer to belgian strong ale than saison though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2615) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours tiny hazy golden with a frothy offwhite head that leaves lots of soapy trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is estery and phenolic with biscuits, baked pears, marzipan, white pepper corns, hay, lemon zest and banana bread. Taste is tiny sweet, tiny bitter, estery and tiny phenolic with oatmeal cookies, hay, banana bread, pear skins, caramelized almonds, cereal, white pepper corns, leather, orange zest, lemon zest and dry soil. Mouthfeel is sparkling, lightly dry, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is slightly bitter, slightly estery and tiny phenolic with cereal, banana bread, hay, white pepper corns, pear skins, dry wood, orange zest and lemon zest. Bit cloying with banana esters. good, but would have preferred something more refreshing…

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (280) - - JUN 25, 2014
Deep gold, billowing, loose knit head. Beautiful nose. Full body, fizzy texture, lingering palate. Moderately bitter, matched sweetness, fresh, almost sour, Yeasty, malty. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Golden straw pour wispy white head, big bubbles. Great aroma wafting from the glass of white fruits, apple, grape must, lemon, lime, cracker, belgian yeast backbone. Sweet, fruity flavor bursting on the tongue, no alcohol detectable. This is an amazing saison. If I have one criticism its that I think it could be just a little dryer, but great nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2082) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
@Basunen: ganska diskret doft. Små kryddiga toner. Smaken är ok men en aning söt, annars det vanliga man förväntar av en saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1553) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
Smak och doft av humle, jäst, hö, gräs, örter, gröna vindruvor med toner av äpple. Lagom söt, fruktig, rund och len med fin beska.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (326) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Really good. Nice aroma and mellow taste. Looks as good as it tastes. Worth having again.


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