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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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The Brits coined the term "session," but beer-brewing countries have been crafting their own versions of these flavorful, low-gravity beers for centuries. Brewed in the traditional, Belgian Saison style, our interpretation is refreshing and dry with a spicy yeast character and floral hop aroma.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleJ (17) - - JUL 9, 2013
The brewers of this beer prove that bold taste and delightful complexity don't have to rely on high gravity and high abv. A bit astringent which makes drinking a lot of it somewhat of a task, doubly unfortunate given its label as a "session" beer, Notch Saison is a nearly perfect table beer. It is full of flavor from the malt (including some Golden Naked Oats?), hops, AND yeast with each component adding its own level of nuance to the overall flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (3200) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Ariel. Hazy blond. Bubblegum, banana, some coriander and marzipan aroma, a little phenolic, a little sour and banana in the mouth. Light body, a little spicy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 24, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Ariel. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of fruity esters and spiciness. Fruity flavor, a bit spicy, rather dry, slightly sweetish. Light to medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
micmillon18 (10) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Poured from a 12oz can into a willi becher glass. Aroma - Clean, fresh scents of banana, clove, spice, underlying scent of yeast. Lots of hefe qualities on the nose. Appearance - Slightly hazy bronze. Sticky white head. Moderate lacing. Taste - Banana, lemon/ lime (both in flavor and sourness). Similar to its aroma, the taste exhibits an underlying spicy yeast quality. Mild herbal hops. Lemon-like pucker lingers on the pallet. Palate - Light bodied; dry. Overall - A superb beer. Chock full of goodness; despite a low ABV. This one is all about the yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2652) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a finger of white foam. Nose is a blend of earthy yeast, pepper, bubblegum and floral grass. Palate follows the nose, touch of sulphur, banana, bubblegum, poormans pepper and some doughy grain sweetness on the backend. Not offensive but a little flabby and sadly a bit of a victim of saisonification.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2475) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Golden pour with a quick fuzzy white head. quickly. Decent toasted biscuit and yeast notes on the nose along with a citrus note that has a bit of grapefruit or pineapple. Light to medium body. Nice toasted malts lead the flavor with a tart, dry bitterness lingering at the end.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (533) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 26, 2014
It pours a straw gold, looks slightly hazy, forms a 2 finger head of foam and again, great lacing. It smells yeasty, spicy with cloves etc, wheat, all of the goodies I expect from a Saison. Could the tastes ever be more true to smell than this? lol. Yeasty, spicy...second pour brings a stronger haze and that can me even more flavour judging from my past experiences with the style. The spice and yeast rule this sucker and it even has a mild hop flavour if you’re into Saisons with that trait. The mouthfeel is perfection for the style, imho. This is a wonderful Saison and the fact that it is only 3.8% abv is icing on the cake.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bavarian81 (95) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Hazy golden color. The nose was mostly clove and banana. Tasted of indistinct spices and slightly bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kateathens (5) - - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
Lively carbonation, but wasn't a fan of the hoppy after taste, even though it was mild. Pours like orange liquid gold, with a floral aroma. Overall, not too bad, but not the best Saison I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5785) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
12oz bottle pours a hazy gold with some creamy, white head. Nose is nice and floral, some perfume, some herbs, lightly malt, honey. Flavor is the same, mildly gristy, very floral, lightly herbal, lightly sweet. Clean finish. Very nice. Solid session beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Tap @Cambridge, 1.
Slightly hazy orange color, creamy white head. Saison yeasty, spicey-fruity aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Typical Saison yeast flavor, green apple. Crisp. A bit watery and "too easy" Saison for my liking.


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