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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle - corked and caged. Courtesy of hopdog! Pours a rich, cloudy gold with a fluffy, effervescent, white head. Nose is Yeasty and floral with a nice bit of dried fruits and grains. Light spices as well. Belgian yeast, banana, light coconut, bit of barnyard, flowery hops, light cardomom, candied orange, and wheat. Taste is very yeasty and cobwebby as well. Lots of Belgian yeast notes, light spicy hops, fresh flowers, light tangerine, bit of barnyard, and grains. Like a saison split with a witbier, almost. Very good, though! Body is light and very bubbly. Dryness in spots as well. Finishes with lots more Belgian yeast notes, flowery hops, spices, and grains. Light tangerine, candied orange, cardomom, fresh flowers and wheat. Very nice stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Aroma is sharp, citrric, fruity and mildly funky. Rich yellow/orange in color with a firm thumb thick white head. Fore is very citrusy with strong bannana and yeast flavors following and it finishes fruity/bitter like grapefruit rind. I rather like this attempt at a Saison even though at times it almost has a Hefeweisee feel to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Pours cloudy yellow/gold, with a white head. Aromas are yeast, fruit, and some spice. Flavors are hops, citrus fruit, spice, and yeast. Nice, but not exactly what I think of as a classic saison. Thanks to Larry Pitonka for this bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3319) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 24, 2006
bottle-corked 500 ml-fine particulate bright fizzy yellow with a 1/2 inch rocky topping. big tropical fuit notes abundant-one of the most wonderful aromas I have ever witnessed. cantelope, mangos, smells like a tropical fruit salad. lite sugars, lite saison farmhouse note (this would develop over time). Honey dew, lemons and twangy dry yeast which rounds out the finish. Dry, spritzy feel on the finish as well. Feels like a saison should and a very good representation of this style. The tartness is ever present in the mid palate. finish also exhibits grains of paradise, sweetarts (lemon), and a lite white grape note sparkling juice note. I find this beer to be t ruely delicious and could be the best american saison i have ever had!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2743) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2006 750 cork and wire. Got this, where else but Whole Foods. It pours with a light orangish color, with a beautiful full head. Cannot see through the beer, always good. Fresh, crisp aroma. Taste of summer in your mouth. Overall a good attempt at a belgian special.

Rerate 8/27/06. 500ml cork and wire from Whole Foods again. It was on sale for 3.50 so I thought why not give it another shot, may have been to hard the first time. It is a very good looking beer, poured into a Duvel tulip. Colr is a murky golden with a mediumk forthy head. Aroma is very present - citrusy lemon and plenty funk. Taste seems for me as too reserved for a saison. Its like they try to make it really funky but stop short. Leaves a sweet lemon aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertburns (15) - westminster, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2006
big fruity nose. grapefruit/lemon peel flavor.dry & a little bit sour. very cloudy, yellow in color. good to try once, but too much fruit for my taste. VERY DIFFERENT!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle: Peppery and yeasty aroma with some hints of orange peel and lemon. Pours a pale dull yellow with a nice white head. Yeasty with light sweetness up front. Finishes peppery with a huge floral hop bitterness and light orange peel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Dull gold. Soapy collar of foam surrounds a fine layer of cream. White pepper esters and fruity yeast bombard the nose. Lightly herbal and musty. Sandy and silky carbonation. Initial sip bursts with sweet orange peels and a succulent bite of passion fruit and floral hops. Spicy yeast esters tighten their grip at the back of the tongue and generate hints of salt and white pepper. Quenching splash of sweet orange peel-derived acidity is softened by a light dose of candy sugar and a fresh hay flavored malt cushion. The substantial sweetness is thankfully short-lived due to an ensuing herbal trail of sharpness which enhances the dryness. Doughy yeast flavors film the roof of the mouth before finishing juicily hoppy, but equally crunchy with lightly toasted malt husks. More attenuation/less sweetness and this would be sublime. Thanks for the gift, fly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Very hazy and straw like in color. Aroma is floral, peppery, yeasty and honey like. Flavor is classic saison, I.m not picking up anything exotic or tropical fruity, but I think it would stack up with many European Saisons. Finish is peppery and dry. nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3436) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Pour is a hazy yellow with a tall white head. Aroma is yeasty and lots of vanilla. Flavor is peppery, sweet and citrus but nothing really stands out to give it that final kick. Gets a lower score considering it cost $6.99 for a 500ml bottle. Pretty pricy for an average brew. A six pack of Schlafly saison is just as good and half the price.

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