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RATINGS: 865   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.


Simonsen's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (695) - - JAN 25, 2013
flaske kjøpt på vika polet. ugjennomsiktig lys gyllen farge med mye hvitt skum. en frisk øl med mye smak. smaker malt ,gjær,sitrus. mye fruktsmak samt alkohol. En god saison. smaker godt til sushi


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
60minuteman (799) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Belgian yeast aroma, fruit, citrus, floral. Taste is tropical indeed. Hops create a sticky texture and the fruit only enhances this. Alcoholic saison that is extremely noticeable. Syrupy from the fruit and malt or other earthy things. Quite good. Excellent flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (564) - - OCT 26, 2014
375ml corked bottle. Tropical fruit aroma with Belgian yeast notes of clove and banana. Pours dark cloudy golden colored with two fingers of off white head with excellent retention and lacing. Starts with sweet tropical fruit flavors with subtle banana notes. Finishes smooth with clove flavor coming to the front as well as a bit of sourness. Pretty good, but hard to call it a saison.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xenon (94) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pretty dark for a Saison. I can tell it?s a Belgian style but definitely not Belgian. I wouldn?t immediately place it as a Saison either. Very bready and a bit sweet at the beginning. Fruity middle which was unexpected. A bit of grape and medium spice. Decent beer but also unremarkable

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"i loved everything about this beer that wasn’t the standard belgian east spciness. the look was great, with a big frothy white head on an inviting cloudy yellow body. aroma was tart, grassy, and spicy, as was the flavor. tasted like a begian wit, but more complex. served at 50 degrees, and was good, but grew more harsh and less enjoyable as it warmed further. recomended, but for nearly $8, there are better options."

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
DearBeer2013 (60) - - OCT 15, 2014
Not the Saison I'm used too. A little too much orange peel............................

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (967) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it is too sour and is not exited about gives her a headache so she gives a 0.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (410) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
@ Havregatan 19/9-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Yeast, fruity, banana, spicy. Taste: Dito. Body is medium, the finish is sweet and fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (555) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 Lys gylden medium skum. Aromaen er av sitron, gjær og krydder. Fristende. Smaken er mye samme. Medium konsistens. Tørr.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4546) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
pours hazy light golden with a reviving frothy white head, good retention and nice lacing. very yeasty, lemony, chalky, very fruity - sweetish pears, astringent woodsy notes, vinous charcter, pale rustic grains, few estery bubblegum and mint, very nice minerality. bright carbonation, light body, very light tartness and drying grassy-herbal-spicy finish. tasty and rustic. dupont-ish. very nice saison

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BelgiumBellyDank (11) - - SEP 23, 2014
Great saison - light yet savory, crisp and refreshing. I like the bird on the label a lot as well - that bird is so metallic I just wanna put it on my tongue and let it slowly dissolve.


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