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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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The Saison ales of Belgium inspire our special ale, Saison du Pelican. Saison is the French word for season, because these ales were traditionally brewed in autumn or winter. With a spicy, herbal aroma from the special Belgian yeast and Golding hops, and a snappy, refreshing finish, Saison du Pelican combines traditional flavors with excellent drinkability

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty and spicyyeasty flavor with some citrus hints. Has a fruity spicy finish with some citrus hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Hazy golden yellow with a good sized pale head. Aroma is citrus peel, stone fruit, candy sugar. Medium bodied, sweet on the palate, short citrusy finish. Taste is coriander, orange peel, hint of honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (1145) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share. 2012. Clear straw yellow with airy, white cap. Aroma of lemon, orange, barnyard. Taste is sweet, with slight sourness. Medium-high carbonation, a bit of a thin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2012 bottle. This brew pours a hazy pale orange color with a medium thick foamy white head that dissipates gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, yeast and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of peppery yeast, grassy hops, fruit and malt. The finish is fruity with an herbal yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggsbowler (435) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle - pours light amber w/lots of white head. Lots of oranges and tangerines plus wheaty. Tastes citrusy, pale malts, and wheaty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7105) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
750 ml bottle I ordered from Pelican a couple years ago. The year wasnít marked on the bottle, unlike the others. 2010? 2011? One of those. Pours a semi-cloudy gold color with a big white head that dissipates into a lasting film. Aroma is dry, with floral notes, wood chips, citrus, and sweet and bready malts. Faint spice. Flavor is even drier, and hits all the same notes. Light-medium bodied, with high carbonation and a dry, floral mouthfeel. Good saison that may have been better fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
Deep orange-gold pour with a thick white head. The aroma is a little bit spicy with just a touch of light dustiness as well. There is a kiss of light pepper and a touch of soft herbal character. Lean-bodied, but could be leaner. Moussey carbonation that lends it a little bit of softness that I find quite appealing. Itís a pretty standard saison yeast, but itís got some nice maltiness in here. A little bit of lingering spice, but itís kept somewhat subtle. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
idedek (157) - USA - AUG 24, 2012
a lovely light grass and pear aroma. A lovely light flavor that has citrus and a variety of fruit flavors and some light malt flavors. a good dry and creamy finish. overall really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
Big thanks to boralyl for getting me this bottle a ways back. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Packaged February 2011. Pours a clear golden color with an absolutely-massive white head. Carbonation issue here, as my first carefully-poured tulip was 95% foam, and it took a good 5-10 minutes for that to settle down. Obviously, great retention. Loads of lacing. The nose carries some light fruity notes behind a good dose of saison yeast spice and some pepper. The flavor is mildly fruity with a moderate dose of pepper. Some light grain in the background. Flavor is nice and crisp, but everything on the palate is very fleeting, as the carbonation on this one is out of control. Body seems quite light as a result. A bit of spice in the aftertaste. This thing wasnít a gusher, and the cork was actually quite difficult to get out. However, the first few attempts at pouring were impossible. This isnít infected, so Iím guessing that itís possible the yeast hadnít fermented down enough and consumed quite a bit more than the sugars given for bottle conditioning. All in all, this was a pretty enjoyable beer and something Iíd be happy to have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a massive white head over a hazed yellow body. Aromas are nicely malty, bready with some peppery phenols, light esters and a bit of a spicy hop note. Flavors are grassy with a really beautiful, phenolic and black pepper driven yeast profile. Nice esters of dried pears. Lively bubbles, dry and light. Well done.

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