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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3355) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle: Light haze in a golden pour with a large off-white head. Nose is light and airy, citrus, fruity, light florals, and some yeast. Crisp florals and citrus blended with spices round out the bluk of the flavor. Some light apple cider notes as well. A crisp, grassey kick in the trailer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
murky yellow with a nice thick head.the aroma is a blend of pepper,strawberries,hay,belgian yeast,and caramel.the flavor is a mix of seltzer water,white pepper,allspice,peppercorns,and salt.i think i enjoyed the aroma a lot more than the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Cloudy yellow orange in color. A lot of spice and citurs and yeast. Nice maltyness and wheatiness. Not too shabby.

3.7
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5356) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2520) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Some fruit esters and sweetness, copper earthy appearance, some nut spice and carmels, odd alcohols?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6624) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.5
   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.


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