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RATINGS: 847   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.

Editorís Note: previously known as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee.


Alexus' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, - JAN 30, 2013
Shared bottle at NÝgne ō, Grimstad. Pours murky golden with a nice white head, typical for a saison. Aromas and flavor of spices, fruits and belgian funk. Full body. Iím not the greatest fan of so high alcohol levels in a saison, but the alcohol is well masked in this one.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (578) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a near opaque orange with a two finger, white head that quickly thins. Aroma has huge notes of candy sugar, bubble gum, a bit of spice. Taste is slightly sweet but balanced. Bubble gum, candy sugar, orange citrus, and hints of spice with a short finish. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Slightly syrupy texture with a lively carbonation. Overall a pretty tasty saison. Huge aroma with a well balanced taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1863) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
355 mL bottle. A lovely golden orange colour but just a ring of head remains. Sweet fruit and candy in the nose. This is an odd saison; itís sweeter, fuller, lacking in wheat and funk, not dry enough. On the other hand, itís a very good tasting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (178) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
bottle @ home. Almost clear orange colored with a small bubbled white head. Sweet and dry restrained nose with mild notes of orange zest, tangerines and red apples in good balance with some funk and a clean delicate note of pepper. Malty balanced background with biscuits, grains, some toffee, crackers and hay. As it gets warmer more phenolic aromas become evident of marzipan and pepper, Sweet slightly sour taste with some tartness. Dry initially with red fruits, oranges, pear, grass, wheat, hay and spices, some toffee. Mid taste hits with an unexpected big toffee sweetness and sticky carbonation for a short while. Finish is drier, a bit tart & grainy with marzipan, pears and a woody bitterness. Overall a really well balanced and good tasting beer, although not a prefect Saison interpretation.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cool_Bond (1332) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Aromas of yeast and citrus. Dammit what a heavy flavor that strikes me with alcohol. The taste after a while the light butterscotch, yeast, citrus and of course alcohol. Light bitterness disappears fairly quickly but get a little foothold in the upper part of the mouth. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4015) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
must be bird week at the bocktown. on tap. Cleaner yellow. decent head. smells like a great tart beer but then Iím disappointed on the tongue. More like a sweeter, somewhat cloying palate. Not real bitter and locking in hops, this is a plus for a laget lover like me. Has a slight warming sensation going down the gullet. Rather fairly flat. Just wish it was a good tasting as the smell.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1234) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, pale gold. Thick, bubbly, lasting, white head. Lovely, toasty, granary bread. Soft, peachy fruit. Light yeast. Taste is yeasty dry. Banana sweet. Soft, chewy palate. Nice and airy. Finishes soft sweet, and yeasty dry. Nice saison, but finishes a little too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (868) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark gold/amber with rimming offwhite head; aroma is lightly herbal spicy notes of oregano and lavender(?); Flava is rich semi sweet and semi tart with notes of grain honey orange lemon; feels light yet silky and also foamy; finishes dry tart like a Pinot Grigio

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
diamondtin (6) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
Bottled, reserved for 1 year 4 months. Golden color, bubbling, almost no foam. Mellow Saison smell, light chicory and honey smell. The Saison spice smell is more mellow than a fresh saison, it also have light peach and citrus aroma. Itís a sweet beginning, citrus sweet sour zesty, honey and yellow peachís mellow, subtle chicory spice. This is more fruity than saisonís spice. It feels like a half blood Belgium style golden ale and half blood saison. The second half feels like a warm double IPA, it has clear citrus and pine hoppy aroma. The sweetness fade and will be cover by some hoppy bitterness. This guy is about 1 year and 4 month old. Itís mainly sweet, not too sweet, light bitter. Citrus is the domain aroma, hops also have pine hint. The mellow honey make it feels very warm and nice. Saison blood give it some interesting farmhouseís straw spice. 1 year reservation make those character more rounded as a pebble. I like it very much!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (529) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Pear, apple and yeast aroma. Golden body with thin lasting head, nice lacing. Flavor begins sweet with hints of fruit, followed by a quick tart and spice flavors. Dry malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1761) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Draught at Backcountry Pizza. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, yeast, coriander, earthy notes and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, yeast and ripe fruits. Good brew, closer to belgian strong ale than saison though.


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