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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Our grisette, a rustic blonde ale brewed with spelt grown at a draft horse farm in Pittston, Maine.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 oz. served into a wine glass at ChurchKey. From notes. A: Pours a golden straw color with only a small white film for a head. It’s not quite as hazy as I like my saisons to look. S: I notice fresh apples, cherries, and some wheat. It’s nicely fruity - especially for 4% - nor is it weighed down by overdone yeastiness. So maybe the clarity in the appearance was for the best? T: Drier than the aroma suggested. A fruity opening is very brief before spicy, herbal notes dry out the middle, leading to a white grape finish. Simplistic, yet satisfying. M: It’s everything you’d expect from such a small saison: very light, dry, and easy to drink. Carbonation could be more lively, otherwise there’s nothing really to complain about here. O: Compared with some of the masterpieces I had earlier today, this one fell quite a ways short. But for what it is? It’s pretty solid. I would entertain the thought of having it again, at least.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Draft at Strangelove’s. Pours a cloudy light gold with fluffy white head and solid lacing. Nose of pepper, spice, hay, fruit. Medium to light body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Another tasty Farmhouse that I enjoyed during Philly Beer Week. Not as flavorful as the Sasuga Saison, and a bit drier. Still enjoyed it though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, spices, wheat, grass, and toast. Taste of some toasty malts, tart wheat, lemon, spices, and a grassy bitterness in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Hazy gold pour. Sort of yeasty spicy aroma, but muted. Sharp in contrast to aroma! Quite hoppy!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
On tap at Max’s during Belgian Beer Fest 2013. Served in a Max’s tulip glass. Nose is hefty wheat and a bit of lemon. Slight saison yeast expression behind. Super crisp flavor with loads of wheat and lemon. Very dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear pale gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pils and cereal malt with fruity esters and light spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and pepper notes with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Clear yellow color, thick white head. Aroma of peppery hay. Taste is smooth and slightly lager like, with a bit of dust at the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 3, 2012
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. Very clear, light straw color with medium sized off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of lemon, yeast, biscuit, wheat, tropical fruit and banana. Taste of lemon, yeast, biscuit, wheat, tropical fruit and banana. Medium body and high/medium carbonation with foamy, lively mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft. Large white head atop cloudy lemon body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, straw, some spicy. Light effervescent body.


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