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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy cider color with a billowy head. Aroma is rich with smells of spices, apple, and other citrusy notes of hops alongside earthier yeast and malt. Body is full and tart with an initially chalky flavor of malt and yeast giving way to a lingering profile of spice and fruit -- very autumnal. A crisp but full beer with excellent balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2007
A rusty orange pour with a cloudy appearance and frothy cream head is quickly broken up by the bubbles of this delightful saison. Flavors range from yeasty to nutmeg, earthy to citrusy, and so many nuances in between. Le Merle would pair particularly well with lighter cheeses, such as young chevres and robiolas along side toasted nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5334) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Pours a hazy straw/orange with medium sized white head. Light grain, earthy malt, a bit of spice, fruit, citrus, and banana. Also a bit of pepperiness. Pretty decent saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2509) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Some fruit esters and sweetness, copper earthy appearance, some nut spice and carmels, odd alcohols?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6532) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2007
Sampled at SBWF, 2007. Muddy golden. white head. Spicy aroma; nutmeg and bananas. Light and fresh flavour with citrus (pineapple) and some alco-feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Thanks to the man Dragonstout for this one and many others. Pours a cloudy copper color with a foamy white head. Has hints of belgian yeast, sour fruits, floral, and spice. Finshes with a huge sour fruit presence. Carbonation is done well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Pours a cloudy orange/yellow, with a small white head. Smells ofcinnamon, wheat, and orange citrus. Not a bad aroma at all. Starting off decent. The flavor has some ofthe wheat, alot of yeastiness to it along with a pretty big citrus fruit presence. Light on the spices, and more on the fruitiness, which was ok, i wasnt expecting Fantome here. Not a bad american saison. Refreshing and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2539) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Hazy golden orange, moderate head, solid lacing and retention. Aroma is fairly predictable: yeast, oranges, light spicing, some pepper and grassy hops. Medium to light body, a light malty sweetness that ends with a peppery bite. Typical but enjoyable example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2500) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Good sized frothy white head of fine bubbles. Excellent carbonation. Nice fruity aroma with some dustyness and lemon. Light malts and honey present also. Color is a hazy golden orange. Light and fruity again. Crisp and refreshing. Light malts, some spices, little bit of floral hops and some yeast. Easy drinkng. Little bit of bitterness shows up late swallow. Finishes dry with a little bitterness and pastyness. A pretty good saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Bottle in version of ’05 Whole Foods Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary Ale. Cloudy yellow with huge white frothy head. Aroma is very yeasty with faded spices and light citrus fruits. Flavor is very spicy yeast with coriander and other spice, lemon, orange, pretty dry, a little oxidized. Very hot carbonation that fades to nice creaminess, medium body. Not bad, had this when it came out too and I don’t think it has improved much with age.

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