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RATINGS: 933   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.

Editorís Note: previously known as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2007
750ml. appearance from the pour yields a tiny bubbly avg size head, though quickly receding, and a golden orange haze. aromas of peach skins and mango milkshakes fill my nose, as does passion fruit and perhaps even some cantalope and orange cream soda. itís very lively, yet approachable. on the palate, itís a little dirty. thereís the fruity aspect, which is filled with grapefruit rind (which lasts through to the finish), lemon zest, and a bit of tart ripe oranges. itís bittersweet, honestly. thereís a woody aspect, but itís not oak...maybe birch, or maple. itís lingering on the finish. itís a puzzling ale, indeed a farmhouse brew. enjoyable nonetheless. i dig it, for what it is. overall, i canít say iíd go back to it many more times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2007
This gem pours a slightly hazed, pale tawny yellow color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Superb head retention reduces slowly to reveal a lasting, downy canopy of fluffy lace. Aromas of mild citrus pulp, tropicals, spice, and a little jerkey. Medium full nectar w/ ample residual effers that feel like cotton. Flavors are true Belgian in nature w/ citrus pulp and rind, vanilla, peach, nectarine, passion fruit, and mild spice. The finish is bittered moderately w/ a peach pit style that leaves the palate tasting like green stems. Overall: Iíve had Saisons and this one is definately different w/ an almost creamy texture and a persistant hop profile that just wonít quit. Itís an old world style w/ remarkable complexities. Mildly sweet w/ hints of perfume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 12, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2010 This is a pretty good light Belgian. Floral, yet not overpowering. Hoppy, but not to an extreme. SECOND ANALYSIS: Very citrus-like, almost a Belgian Golden - but has the hoppage of a Saison. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8701) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Soft yellow creamy appearance with medium to fine bubbles in a white, foamy head. Bright and fluffy yeast nose, with sharp tripel-like candy sugar notes, and light citrus fruit as well. Crisp and fruity, bright and tangy on the tongue, with a heavy emphasis on marshmallow and banana spiced yeast and Belgian candy sugar. Okay, but fairly straightforward and simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
750mL bottle, courtesy of mj. Thanks, Mike! Pours a hazy, warm orange color; creamy off-white head with great retention and lacing. Dense yeast in the aroma; very doughy, with vanilla and candy sugar; soft and warm with no show of alcohol. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: sharp carbonation and citrus upfront; definitely a dense rendition of a saison, with tripel-like characteristics: peppery, yeasty, with some doughiness in the finish; slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Appearance: Pours a cloudy gold body with a small, exceptionally fizzy white head. Smell: Light, musty aroma of lemon, straw, pepper, and bananas. Taste: Yeasty dough flavor with a little citric lemon, a little spice, too. Hint of wheat. Dry, banana-driven finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Highly carbonated. Drinkability: An unremarkable saison with a brash, punishing level of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3991) - - SEP 9, 2007
cloudy orange with a small film head. zesty aroma of lemon, apricot, hops, coriander. palate is very carbonated. fizzy mouthfeel stings your mouth. flavors of banana, peach, apricot, and some pepper, coriander. similar to a tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Light golden color with a full slowly diminishing white head. Dry pale malt, flowery hops and some citric pulp in the aromas. Nothing overboard, but well balanced and an easy sniff. Light fruit and spice abound in the flavors. Some light banana and peach flavors mingle with cloves, white pepper and coriander. Again not another earth shattering brew but a very drinkable belgian ale which seems to be a cross between a triple and a saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6817) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2007
750, corked and caged. Pours a luminescent, hazy toffee-amber with a towering, pocked, fizzy platinum blonde head. Gorgeous. Big orange pith nose; this beer smells more like oranges than probably anything Iíve tried. Fizzy, medium-bodied attack, with piquant citric notes bum-rushing the palate as soon as you tip the glass. Tangy mid-palate and a sharply fizzy, almost finish with nice acrid hops tying off the bundle. Odd combination of unforgiving and refreshing. Nice stuff. I hope they keep on with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3925) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 At Hops in Humboldt 2007 this was a cloudy orange with a fat white head and good lacing. Nose is all over the place with orange and grapefruit, peaches, pears, and apricots, and floral hops. A feast for the nose. Mouthfeel creamy and rich. Flavors are like the nose except there are some spices, and the finish is long and slightly sour. Exceptional; beer. Followed by a bottle this proved to be just as good.

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