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RATINGS: 1005   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle. Light sour nose, good funk. Very cloudy with a thick white head. Heavy sourness, light spice. Great flavor, good palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2008
Big, persistent head. Yeasty and bready with alot of spice, but not overpowering. A bit lemony. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1747) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2008
Vintage 2005; as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee Belgian Farmhouse Ale. Pours misty and thick to a sunny dandelion hue of yellow, with a lot of creamy white froth. Aroma is pure aged saison. Predictable, but generous; a leading waft of minty spice and brisk wheat, mingling with dusty aged yeasts for pungent farmhouse aroma, before settling on a soft, bittersweet floral honey and dough character redolent of breakfast cakes slathered in golden fruit syrup. Hinting funky. Flavor seems to have lost a bit of the spark this example has while young, though it has without doubt developed more complexity. Bold, dank, musty qualities permeate, while perfumey phenols and pear and apple skins lend some difficult, heavy sweetness. Palate is medium to full and high in carbonation, almost carrying a medicinal seltzer-like bitter fizz quality throughout. First shade of the finish is very sugary like candied pear; some acidity. Finalizes with a warm yeasty breath of sweet dough; dry, lightly tart and slightly alcoholic. An interesting aged saison; maybe not as enjoyable cut and dried as it is when fresh, but certainly more engaging. Thanks Jason!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours with a large, creamy, off-white heead covering a cloudy orange-gold body. Great lacing, and good retention. Aroma has wood, lemon, and some funky yeast. Taste is sweet and yeasty. Some yeast as well. I can’t find anything wrong with it, but it is kind of boring. Dry, fizzy mouthfeel and a bit acidic in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours a hazy color with white foamy head. Aroma is light spice, apple, citrus and yeast esters. Taste is fruity and satisfying but I’m miss a certain yeast quality you find in a really good saison. Still, it’s good and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
Body is glowing gold, lots of pretty rising carbonation. Big puffy white head with nice lacing. Nose is yeasty lemon & clay, some pepperiness, a bit of apple skin, some warmer fruits too - peach, apricot. Flavor is alot of yeasty fruit, nice dryness resulting from the pepperiness. Unrefined fruit zest bitterness. Lacks some sort of depth - I think the problem is that the spice is too forward and there is no malt to balance it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2008
Pours a straw golden color with a large foamy white head. Aroma is spicy, with some clove and belgian yeast. Taste is spicy, yeasty, and a bit of citrus. Reminds me a lot of a Tripel than a Saison. It lacks some of the funkiness that is common in a Saison. Decent but I don’t feel it defines the style well enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2008
Hazy golden body with a thick and dense head. The aroma is earthy with some mushrooms and flowers. Nice and sweet. The taste has some sweet carrots and apples. A fair amount of cinnamon spice goes into this one. It’s like chewing into the crust of a nice sweet pumpkin bread. Lots of carbonation. This is an enjoyable experince.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 375ml of Silver Jubilee from Whole Foods, Raleigh. A light hazy yellow with a billowy Duvel-style head. This one had all kinds of peppery notes in the nose, with just a hint of funk. It tasted exceedingly dry, almost champagne-like, with a bit of tartness and yeastiness in the middle. Not overly complex to me, or necessarily even top-drawer. But certainly enjoyable and worth sampling again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2008
What a delight! This beer poured a golden copper body with a small yet fluffy white head. Nutty, yeasty, floral nose. Complex esters of tropical fruits and spices. Great PNW hops presence. Another fine example of an American brewery doing Belgian-style.


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