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RATINGS: 916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2094) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 6, 2007
750 ml bottle in Duvel glass. Hazy orange with lasting small white head and some lace. Tart lemon-hop and spice aroma. Great fruity (apricot/grapefruit) flavor with hoppy spicy finish. Very dry. Nice medium-light body, and medium carbonation. Two-thumbs way up for this. This is excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6901) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 (Bottle) Golden colour, slightly hazy, with frothy white head. Fruity, spicy nose with apricots, citrus, pineapple and spices (coriander?). Fruity, spicy taste with notes of citrus, apricots, tropical fruit and a spicy finish with hints of clove and Seville orange. Some barnyard lurking in the background. More than medium body, with some sweetness and a little sourness. Nice and tasty saison not far behind the harsh, bitter brilliance of Dupont and Fantome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, small head. Wheat aroma, bready and fruity notes. Yeasty wheat flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14160) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled@SBWF 2007
Hazy orange color, small white head. Sour, apple aroma. Wheaty, fizzy, a bit sourish. Banana and bubblegum also in the flavor. US style saison - more yeasty and more fruity-sweet than Belgium ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22533) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
Bottled@SBWF2007. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is wheat, earth and some spices. Flavour is very much the same, but fruits and slight yeasty notes are also there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2007
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Cloudy golden, firm head. Aroma of orange and coriander. Sweet, yeasty and fruity. Medium-full bodied with dense, lightly spritzy mouthfeel. Citric and minerally. Yeasty bitter finish. Full flavoured, but just a bit edgy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Listed as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee. Cloudy golden color with a medium head. Nice spiced, farmhouse-citrus aroma. Flavor is a nice mix of spice and subtle hops with just enough citrus, coriander, and sweet malts to make it all work. Pretty good Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2007
750 mL bottle purchased at the Food Co-Op in Davis, CA. Damn, I thought that this was some sort of new brew, but apparently not. Lots of yeast esters in the nose with some peppery spicy notes as well as some banana aromas. A little bit of orange and coriander may also e present. Quite floral and rather aromatic. Pleasant. Moderately hazy honey-colored body with a large, fluffy white head and nice lacing present. About as good as a saison can look. Wow, this is spicy as hell. Tingling mouthfeel to start with a some sweet, sugary, honey-like flavors present in the middle. Short-lived. Floral flavors are also abundant finishing with more spiciness and a bit of ethanol burn. Warming and just hoppy enough. This is well-done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2007
9/19/07 From the bottle. Aroma is sweet malt and phenols forward followed by toffee, light alcohol and some pearlike yeast notes. Appearance is hazy golden straw with a moderate white head. Flavor is pear forward, sour, lightly spicy, phenolic with a sour finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate warmth and a medium/high carb feel. Overall, this is a very complex brew with some fighting between flavors, but this would probably be great with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - SEP 18, 2007
Pours the color of a navel orange peel with a sizeable foamy head that settles to a cm thick cover. Tangy citruses on the nose somewhat akin to a hefewezen, the bite of a gueuze on the tongue, more sour zesty citrus and a green apple tartness, floral bitterness and a touch of butterscotch diacetyl in the finish. Not really what I was expecting, but not bad. Just not particularly like other saisons I’ve tried.

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