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RATINGS: 968   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.


Alexus' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, - JAN 30, 2013
Shared bottle at Nřgne Ř, Grimstad. Pours murky golden with a nice white head, typical for a saison. Aromas and flavor of spices, fruits and belgian funk. Full body. I’m not the greatest fan of so high alcohol levels in a saison, but the alcohol is well masked in this one.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alteregoo (562) - POLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się spora, gruba piana, która po chwili opada do 2-3mm warstewki. Barwa złota, mętna, z pływającymi drobinkami drożdży lub chmieli. Aromat delikatny, odrobina brzoskwiń w zalewie z puszki, suszonych moreli, jasnego winogrona, czerwonego pieprzu - wszystko nikłe, nieco utlenione, miodowe. W smaku półsłodko, wyraźna biszkoptowo landrynkowa podbudowa słodowa, poza tym powtórka poszczególnych akcentów z zapachu. Goryczka nieduża, ziołowa. Wysycenie średnie, półpełne w odbiorze, nieco przyciężkie jak na Saisona i troszkę alkoholowe w posmaku.
Przeciętny Saison, bez wyraźnego aromatu, bez brettów, z niewielką ilością fenoli i estrów. Sporo brakuje do belgijskich odpowiedników.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OsuStu (158) - - FEB 4, 2016
12 oz bottle. A hazy orange color with a thick, bubbly, lasting white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, oranges, apricot, spices and hops. Oranges, lemon juice, white pepper, clove, and coriander. Heavy carbonation adds body to a juicy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shawnmurphy (10) - Plattsburgh, USA - JAN 28, 2016
A corked bomber pour into a tulip glass. Appearance is a hazy golden orange. A short white head dissipates quickly. No lacing. Aroma is typically Saison – funky, earthy, like a damp cellar. Flavor is the typical banana and clove from the yeast, but with some fruity sweetness like apple, pear and peaches, balanced nicely with a dry finish from the hops. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Very prickly on tongue from carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
One2remeber (237) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle, no date. Bright golden in color, not pale, yellow hue, pretty clear. Average white head. Rich belgian fruity esters, pears, apple cider, residual sweetness, burnt sugar (I think of carpet). Great herbal, noble hop finish. Very smooth drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (1597) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle from AA. Belgian estery nose with some peach and green apple. Boozy on the palate, with a slight watery mouthfeel. Some spice and more fruit. Overly sweet and boozy. Really not very saison-like to be honest...more of a Belgian strong ale. Disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iguanodon (119) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Clear gold with medium white head. Aroma of spice, yeast, butterscotch. Taste is bitter hops, pepper, stone fruit. Good saison but not great. Very similar to Boulevard Tank 7.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4525) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is spiced with bitterness, and the flavour is dry and bitter with good warming spices. Overall a nice Belgian style beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for the delivery. Hazy, murky and headless. Orange peel, cayenne pepper, some cookie dough aroma. Sweet and fruity taste, a little yeasty bitterness, pear too. Full body, very carbonated, fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1154) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Very good, candy sweet finish with Belgian spices. Medium full body though refreshing light feel to it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy golden. Aroma of fruity esters, yeast, a bit of spicy phenols, and a bit of alcohol. Sweetish flavor, fruity, yeasty, with a spicy hint and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied.


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