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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmazonMatt (285) - - FEB 12, 2009
What an intriguing beer. And afterwards I dreamed of saison. Opens with quite a "pop", and pours off white (think witbier) with a huge head. A medley of floral and light citrus and earthy aromas with a very pleasing flavor and light, dainty mouthfeel. As it warmed, I thought of white wine. Rather dry, I’ve had other saisons that were sweeter, this is quite dry, and I do so the comparisons to Belgian triples. An excellent beer. Wish I had more. Thanks to Michael Lelevier for bringing this to Panama from New Mexico.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (816) - GERMANY - JUL 27, 2016
Leicht trübes goldgelb mit reichlich Schaum. Fruchtig, tropische Früchte, etwas Pfeffer, Kräuter, hefig, angenehm bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (1043) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2016
On draft at Liberty Craft House. Poured hazy gold. Light citrus, coriander. Touch spicier than most saisons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, pepper and spices. Flavor of passion fruit, yeast, fruit, pepper and coriander.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (492) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 25, 2016
Franchement bonne. Nez plutôt classique : abricot et pêche sur fond de levures. Bouche : très équilibrée, très agréable, légèrement liquoreuse, un petit fond caramel discret pour la gourmandise, un fond de levure, un petit côté houblonné pour la soif et le reviens-y, le fond fruité reviens bien également.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4348) - BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2016
American farmhouse ale apparently named after the blackbird, which is indeed a very common sight here in Belgium, where this style has its origins. Attractive bottle with glossy label, bought at De Caigny in Essen, a paradise for craft beer lovers. Thick, frothy, egg-white, dense head slowly dissipating in the middle and eventually all but disappearing, over a deeply ’old gold’ coloured beer with a ’fog’ of yeast bits throughout and vivid sparkling. Very ’Belgian’ aroma of ripe banana, gooseberry, sweet turnip, both sweet and sour apple, soggy sandwiches, strawberry, baker’s yeast, grape peel, white pepper, dried bitter herbs, mango, watermelon, honey, pineapple, young ’jenever’. Fruity onset, crisp and estery, with hints of sourish gooseberry, green apple and starfruit along with sweet banana and peach, medium carbo, bit minerally; smooth, supple body, nicely positioned bready and very lightly caramelly malt sweetishness, while the fruity esters continue; some spicy phenols too, but well restrained. Softly but adequately bittering finish, a bit earthy, somewhat spicy, floral and grassy, lingering at the back of the mouth a bit while juicy malt sweetness persists and a dash of warming but otherwise well-masked alcohol rounds things off. Nothing extreme going on here, but a very well-made Belgian ale, with good balance between sour, sweet and bitter though sweet dominates the aroma. Shows refinement and indeed a somewhat ’artisanal’ character at the same time, like any good saison should; this renowned brewery has once again captured the spirit of an old beer style without going over the top, much like their Old Rasputin impy. This exercise in restraint and balance deserves merit in a world where more and more craft breweries have ventured into the extremes - exciting as those often are, of course. Enjoyed it, and frankly, if I had to taste this blind, I’d swear it was made in Belgium, which I suppose was the intention; mission accomplished, I’d say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ByTheirLimpin (272) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle to tulip. Barnyard sweet soda pop nose. Fruity fizzy saison. Yeast gives it life. Great balance. Damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdleedahl (151) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
I'm surprised by the high rating of this beer. It is waaaay over carbonated, and isn't even within the style of a saison. It tastes fine, but is far from great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (397) - - MAY 25, 2016
Aroma of stinky cheese, lime, and hay. Taste is sweet bread, tangerine zest, some lime in the finish and a touch of clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Draft at Bru Craft. Very hazy gold pour with a slim ring of white foam. No lace. Juicy fragrant aroma. Blonde caramel malts. Amber fruit. Citrusy, spicy, herbal hops. Satsuma. Dried apricots. Dates. Blood orange juice. Slight barnyard. Hay. Cloves. Zesty but dank. Not half bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (970) - FRANCE - MAY 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2016 Pours hazy pale amber with thick white head. Nice lacing. Nose is yeasty. Aromas are toasted malts, fruits, spices, herbal hops, a hint of alcohol. Average carbonation, medium body. Long bitter and herbal finish.

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