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RATINGS: 905   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
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 (4575) - 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 (3689) - 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 (4860) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Lemony aroma presents itself even before I can take in its appearance. Milky golden appearance with a lively fizzy head. More citrus in the taste with peppery notes and a bit of a souring effect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Grains of paradise, earthy hop, pepper, as well as hints of tropical fruit in the nose. Light golden body with a small head of white bubbles. Vinous (sauvignon blanc) type malt flavor initially, with lemon rind and tropical fruit like flavors. Fairly hoppy as well, with an herbaceous, weedy like finish. Pretty tasty Saison, considering it’s from the USA.


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