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RATINGS: 875   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2009
The cork made a loud pop and some foam began to pour out of the bottle. The head was lively and big in the glass. Bright citrus aroma. Flavor is like a dry champagne with some tart citrus flavors. Also has a crisp bitter flavor. An interesting and enjoyable beer. I have really been enjoying saisons recently.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pulling from memory: nicely rounded farmhouse ale without too much of any one note...maybe a touch heavy on the citrus soda, but that’s a good thing to me. Not too much hay, funk, or cheese flavor, just enough to give it a wildesque ale taste. Refreshing. Not a pounder, but you could easily put down several in a session.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (792) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 25, 2014
Very slightly hazy golden color with a creamy meringe like white head. Aroma is yeasty citricness/ sour mineral with some spicy phenols. Flavor is sweet spicyness with just a balancing touch of lemony sourness. Gentle spicy/ sours aftertaste. Medium palate, tasty and refreshing. Solid medium strenght saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1087) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with rimming white head. Grassy, lemony notes in the nose. Bready, grassy notes, dirty spices and herbal finish. Dry and awesome....

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter5470 (3) - - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
Thick head. Champagne like bubbles. Starts off a tad sour but ends like fine Belgian. Not my favorite but a decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2014
It poured a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of a typical saison with Belgian yeast and some citrus orange peel. The taste was citrusy saison with Belgian yeast. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3072) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz bottle from BOTW, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep golden with a decent white head. Aroma: Lots of fruity esters and spicy phenolics, honey, flowers, a bit of booze, rich light malts, quite sweet and unctuous. Palate: Medium+ body with full, creamy carbonation. Flav.: Herbal, more phenolic than estery, though it is still somewhat fruity, rich malts, floral honey, nice; sweet with low-moderate bitterness and an estery, boozy, malty finish.

Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1146) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. Clear pale, orange-ish pour with white head, moderate retention, spotty lacing. Aroma: oranges, marshmallow, banana, laffy taffy, green apple. Taste: somewhat sweet, fruity, short crisp peppery finish. Palate: medium+ body, lively carbonation, creamy texture. Overall: pretty nice for an 8% ABV 12oz-bottled saison. A little sweeter and bubble-gummy fruitier than my favorite saisons, but nothing really objectionable about it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2638) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Golden hazy. Fruity belgian estery, spice peppery, nose. Light fruits (stone fruits, even a hint of banana), pale malty. Full flavoured, nice body, long finish. Fruits again, light spicy. Sort of harmonious. Refreshing too even with the high abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1556) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Aroma: Smelling winey, grapes, grape-fruit, and peaches.
Appearance: A clouded dark yellow brew, an off-white head with little lacing but good curtains.
Taste: Sweet sugary start, white wine, grapes, apples and spices.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, fresh texture with a good body, a light sour dryness,
Overall: An easily accessible Saison, a bit on the sweet side.
Note: Bottle at De Klomp sampling. Reviewed 2012-06-02.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2014
Clear deep golden color, off-white head. Fruity, yeasty nose, marzipan, caramel. Sweet taste, ripe fruit, white sugar, hint of alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, warming alcohol.


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