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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Odonata Saison is a traditional farmhouse ale. Unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Refreshing and balanced with a crisp, dry finish and peppery citrus notes.

Note: this entry is for bottled Saison only. Draft Saison is a different recipe and has it’s own entry.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at Scott’s Summer Saison Tasting 2014. Pour is hazy lemon with a big white head and good lacing. Straw, lemony, biscuit, corn, husky, basil, and herbs in the aroma. Taste is biscuit, corny, lemons, straw, dough, and sweet fruits with a lightly spicy finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Thanks to nanoslug for this beer as an extra! Bottled: unk A: Butter yellow ale with brilliant clarity. Single finger, loose soap sud foam head splits in half to leave a thick quilt of the same. Near sheet lacing. S: cloves, sweet wheat, hints of white cherry. Grain backbone. Nice. T: Mild yeast on this particular farmhouse. Slight bitterness on the back end. Alcohol evident here. Hint of copper. apple meats. M: Medium, spritely, dries the palate. O: well done, but not really THAT good. All the tastes are subtle. Nothing particularly unique in this. Serving type: bottle 03-30-2011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4168) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The look is cloudy, thin, golden in color. The smell is fruits, sweet, apricots, yeast, floral, and tropical fruits. The taste is sweet, fruits, and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (892) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Batch 002 bottle. Aroma is fairly fruity with a ton of pear and some light red apple and citrus notes. Faint light peppercorn phenolics with some light cracker malt and a bit of a honey character. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a big white head that has fairly average retention. Slight film remains on the edges. Almost no lacing and no legs. Flavor has a light biscuit character but with a medium honey character. Moderately strong pear and red apple esters with faint citrus and faint phenolics. Some medium light bitterness in the finish. Lingering honey notes, pear and crackers. Mouthfeel is medium light to light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall this beer has definitely taken a hit due to oxidation and had not aged well. It lacks the crisp clean malt character it had when it was fresh. As the beer is no longer made I am going to rate it as it tastes now instead of what it was when fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a decent layer of foamed head while the liquid was a glowing golden blonde. Aroma is a spicy and soapy combination of Belgian yeast, pepper, coriander, and a faint scent of tangerine or juicy apricot. The flavor is tasty with a well balanced profile of Belgian yeast and grassy hops that demonstrated a high quality saison without negative side effects in regard to flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Sticky pear, sour fruit and wheats nose. Medium-high carbonation, quite champagne-like. Fruity, snappy, clean taste, with a touch of bread. Hops present but not over-prominent. Peppery aftertaste. Nice and fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3224) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Pours a hazy pale yellow/orange with a huge foamy white head...very lively...nice retention. Aroma has notes of honey, tropical fruit, and spice...mild clove. Flavor has tangy fruits, notes of leather and spice...significant grapefruity/rindy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and lingers with bitter rindiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Golden pour with a big white head. Honey, biscuit, yeast, and apple on the nose. Pear, pepper, coriander, and a touch of tart citrus. Sweet biscuit and malt flavors. Honey, apple, pear, and pepper. Hints of coriander, citrus, straw, and yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Very pear champagne like aroma. Bubbly and and bright head. Has an ammost wheat like color. Tastes like it smells. Pear and floral taste. Really summery for an ale but balanced. Sweet and bitter at the same time. I want to eat this with fruit, crackers and goat cheese.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Hazy golden, thin to moderate spritzy white head, little lacing.   Sweet melon, honey, and whole wheat breadiness on the nose.   Sweet melon and honey up front, soft pale breadiness.   Not as floral or prickly on the tongue as I like, its also not as mealy as so many other americans.   Smooth, but not too heavy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish.   Wished it were a bit brighter, floral, and bubbley, but better than most American examples.



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