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RATINGS: 857   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 31, 2009
This beer poured a cloudy yellow golden color with generous white head that dissipated to a thin film along the top. The aroma was of citrus, spice, and yeast. The flavor was of the same with more citrus coming through. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied. The drinkability was pretty high and would be nice on a hot day.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4443) - 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 (9) - - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (961) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
@ Fille. Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget (56:-). Fruity with spicy and light caramely notes, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry with spicy notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2193) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Nice mellow saison from North Coast. Poured into a Duvel tulip and watched the carbonation center on the low point and trickle slowly but steadily up in a column. Small creamy head, on rich golden body. Aroma is musty, floral yeast, taste adds some butter, and spice. All around well executed saison,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (446) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Tropical fruit esters, nice yeast aroma & flavor. Some spice and mild hops. Strong for a saison, with some bite in the finish. More of a late-fall saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbhenry (125) - El Paso, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
This delightful ale is rich in taste, with a light color and a nice head. The malt taste is excellent, with a delicate, delicious flavor. The hops are generous, and quite good. Overall, this is an excellent ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (710) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Kaatuu tulppaaniin kullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, tiiviillä kahden sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksusta ensimmäisenä tulee belgihiivainen pippurinen mausteisuus, mutta runsaasti löytyy karviaista, marjaisuutta, marjapensasta ja hiven puumaisuutta sekä sitrusta. Taustalla kuitenkin ihan vähän karheutta. Maussa mausteisuus jatkuu, pippurisuus on jopa hyökkäävä. Karviaista sekä marjapensaisuuttakin on joukossa, kuin myös sitrusta, mutta pippurisuus on melko tyrmäävää. Ei ehkä täysin tasapainossa. Suutuntuma on pirskahtelevan hiilihappoinen ja humaloinnin katkeroittama ja kuivattava. Täysin tasapainossa ei tämä saison ole, mutta melko laadukas tuote kuitenkin. Kyllähän näitä pitäis olla Suomessa enemmänkin, kesäjuomana loistava.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4536) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
Clear caramel color with a fine foamy off white head. Not any typical saison aroma. Caramel, some spices, yeast and some alcohol. Fine body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. A bit oily texture. Complex flavor. Toffee, yeast, fruity and some spices. Decent and powerful, but not quite my ale.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (263)
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Lots of caramel and some toffee and it is fairly "thick" while the alcohol comes through. Nice flavor but not as refreshing as I want for a saison. Bready and sweet and tasty nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (574) - Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2014
A cloudy yellow beer with a small white head. The aroma is fruity Belgian yeast and spices. The flavor is fruity, cereal, a slight tartness, and some light funk.


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