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RATINGS: 847   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Hazy apricot body, medium off-white head. Aroma of fermented fruit (pear juice, white grape, pineapple), pepper, and other spicy esters. Tart and tangy. The body is dominated by spicy esters. Pepper and perfume lead to fruity notes of white grape and pear, with the lingering spiciness and bitter finish overpowering the fruit at all times. I like the aroma a bit better than the flavor, which is ester-heavy for me. Still, this is a well-crafted beverage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Courtesy of JCW and Pailhead. Little against the grain on this it appears. Maybe it just hit the spot? Cloudy/hazy yellow straw like color. Semi rocky white head. Huge floral aroma up front, with lemons, bananas, and musty farmhouse funk. Stale malt in the background. Initial flavor very floral/lemon-like, reminds me of a cleaner, (in a good way). Chewy, yeasty, farmhouse funk through the middle, with a pepper/spice finish. Obviously underated IMO.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Bottle. Pale hazy yellow pour. Lemon citrusy and floral smell with a dose of barn yeast. A bit candied sweet and doughy and tart and acidic, with more citric lemon flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
MN Winter Get Together, 2006: Courtesy of ElGaucho! Cloudy yellow color with little head. Nice aroma of wheat and spices, rounded out with some honey. Spicy yeast taste, but not much else happening. Still a good drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3441) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Thanks to JCW for sharing this bottle. Cloudy banana yellow color with a big head like beaten egg whites. Spicey nose with hints of celery. The flavor shows clove, banana, orange, and hints of soap. Spicey flavor, but whatever it is that reminds me of soap is distracting a little.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Thanks Cquiroga! Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small head and not really any lacing. Aroma is kind of like fruit loops and very light. Flavor is grassy/hoppy with slight horseblanket notes and yeast in the aftertaste. I enjoyed this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 This strange beer starts good enough with a funky barnyard aroma. The flavor doesn’t stand up however, as it is almost all lemongrass with light citrus. Gold color. On the rerate, the lemongrass is gone, but replaced by a sour flavor. score raised a few points.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - FEB 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold color with a fluffy white head. Smells tart, fruity, and funky. Tastes about the same - refreshingly sour, estery (bananas?), spices, and tartness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Saison, my fanny. OK, looks and smells like a saison, at least. Hazy brilliant light gold. Nose funky, some manure/barnyard. Flavor is cidery, sour and dry, with something vaguely cheesy. Not really any yeast or herbal, just doesn’t taste like a saison to me. That being said, it’s not all bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Pours with a cloudy, yellow body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. It’s sweet yet bitter with a clovey spice note and yeasty notes. Light to medium bodied, dry and crisp.


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