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RATINGS: 854   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Pale copper straw in color. Aromas of citrus especially lemon. Also notes of coriander, lemon grass and zest, malt, herbal spices, and tropical fruit. Nice nose. Creamy texture...they really nailed the carbonation level. Nice white head as well.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2162) - 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 (441) - 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 (707) - 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 (4506) - 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 (257)
- 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 (547) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (609) - 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 (1883) - 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; it’s sweeter, fuller, lacking in wheat and funk, not dry enough. On the other hand, it’s a very good tasting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (210) - Linköping, 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.


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