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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft at Churchkey, DC. Pale gold, pretty white foam. Spicy yeast aroma, tart dry white saison taste. Quite refreshing, drying finish. I want a little more crisp.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4878) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Pretty interesting with the spelt. Light but very drinkable. Golden pour with OK head and lacing. Light hay. Some crispness in finish. Tap at Churchkey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2734) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear light yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, herbs, light spice, light funk. Tastes of floral, herbs, spice, citrus, lemon. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
katrinaez (351) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Ok got a saison. Not exciting. Great aroma but doesn?t match flavor. Light color. Would have again if option. Tap

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (738) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Draft at RR. Pours. Very pale yellow with small head that does not completely fade. Aroma is earthy, with milde aldehydes, straw and mild saison yeast. First sip is similar with a nice dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3402) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Clear as yellow pour with a medium white head. Aroma has nice mild spice...ginger, coriander, sage, chamomile. Flavor follows suit and adds light grass and faint wheat or spelt. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and mildly bitter...grass/citrus...clean. love it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2691) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On tap at Goods from the Woods 2014 with Festero. The spelt gives this a cereal almost cheerios character which worked quite well with the yeasty esters. Light refreshing brew that I quite enjoyed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13253) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Keg at the brewery. Pours clear yellow with a creamy, white head. The nose holds zesty lemon and biscuity pale malts, some straw. Light sweet flavor with pleasant dry dough, some salty sourdough bread, lemon peel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean finish, lightly bitter, with further hay, citrus peel and restrained, biscuity pale malt sugars. Great balance, super drinkable. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1138) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Taster at the source. Pours pale white gold, big white head. Aroma wet hay, belgian yeast, slight pepper. Flavor dry wheat, belgian yeast, pepper. Slight funk in finish. Very crisp.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (215) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Light fresh and crisp nice aroma and mouth feel. Refreshing taste and earthy feeling.


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