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RATINGS: 895   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4991) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a hazy golden-strawy colour with a steady low head and medium body. Medium carbonation. Aroma of wheat and bread. Taste of wheat, light yeast, bread, flowers, mild fruits and basement. Hints of oranges and dough. Smooth and easy to drink, enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBear11D (350) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Le Merle pours a hazy tangerine with a thick bubbly ivory head that lasts a long while. The aroma is wheat orange peel along with other citrus fruits. The flavor is wheat, orange peel, citrus and floral. Overall this is a pretty solid beer. There is plenty of flavor to go around and it hides the ABV well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinylholic (16) - Uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a hazy light color. Hoppy aroma with floral citrus notes. The taste continues the sweetness smelled earlier, but there’s added hints of citrus sourness and grass. Aftertaste adds a yeasty/flour flavor. A full body, but there’s slightly too much carbonation. A very nice sipping beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kespecial (84) - - JAN 21, 2015
One my favorite saisons. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit, peach, hint of grass. Flavor has some of that same sweetness, but balanced with lemon, a touch of sourness, and a good dose of bracing hops. Not quite with Dupont, but excellent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2783) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Hazy orange body with a thick, off-white head. Aromas include stone fruits, yeast, a touch of fruity hops. Apple, pear, melon, Belgian yeast strain. Moderate sweetness. More akin to a tripel than a saison. Decent, but one pour is plenty. Sweet + alcohol = limited drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1550) - Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle - good size foamy head, medium gold color, nice good size tropical fruit hop aroma and flavor, moderate malt backbone, mild yeasty spiciness, very good overall

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (565) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Classic Belgian yeast fruity clove aroma.Hazy orange body with reddish center. Head foams up quick but steadily dwindles as it laces the glass nicely. Light bitterness. Light citrus tart taste. Peppery champagne mouth feel. Refreshing soft fruity tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (848) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 11, 2015
Very delicious saison with accent on hoppy grapefruity push, but always keeping balance with decent caramel malty background, bit wheat. Some yeastiness.Moderate sweet with moderate bitterness, quite dry finish. Refreshing and highly enjoyable

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdavidh (158) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Excellent lightly fruity nose, great citrus notes in the taste. Excellent balance of sweet and just a tiny touch of sour. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3367) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Bought at Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury.

Appearance: Clear golden/orange with a medium diminishing white head and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Quite fruity with Belgian yeast, light spiciness/peppery notes and herbal hops.

Taste: Fruity. Light sweetness. Light peppery notes, yeast, decent malt backbone, light bubblegum presence and herbal notes.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A tad oily mouthfeel. Light alcohol warming in the finish. Mild lingering spiciness.

Overall: Pretty good and true to style Saison. Good fruitiness and balance. Easy to drink. Well executed.



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