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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edmedina (21) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Wow, this is easily one of my favorite Saisons. I’ve had this one hidden for over a year and decided to give it a try tonight. It pours a clear gold. If you are fan for the mass produced beers you’ll find this one very much right there in color. It gives a lot of head no matter how you pour it. So it’ll take a little bit to get to the drinking. The aroma has a lot flowery spices jumping out here. Upon first taste I got some banana in there and what I think was nutmeg. You also get some carbonation in there but it’s not over powering. Mouth feel does leave something to be desired. It’s almost a sour after taste in there. I like how this one came out.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2007
2007. Pours with a thick and tall head, frothy and shiny, white, with fun lacing. The body is a cloudy gold/orange with totally suspended yeast particulates that add microscopic texture to a beautiful appearance. Heavy multi-cereal grains, lots of pineapple, orange mild apricot and herbal and lightly grassy hops charge at me in the first nosing. this aroma is exceptionally unique, admirably complex, doughy and appetizing. Light pepper in a great yeast profile. The flavor produces heavy esters, heavy alcohol, boisterous fruit, lesser pineapple, an addition of tangerine and is engaging and accellerated by quenching medium acidity. Sweetness is mild to medium, bitterness low to mild, acidity moderate, all balanced well. The palate is oily, medium bodied, very fizzy and highly carbonated but fun. Finishes dry and lightly spicy, fruit and yeast lingering, hoppy bitterness sticking around even longer. A great beer, very highly drinkable and one to remember. This is very satisfying. Pelican rocks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8910) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Hazy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. Herbal, spicy nose of white pepper, cumin, pale grains and avocado with traces of orange peel and pineapple. Terrific balance; herbal flavor with pale malt sweetness and spicy bitterness. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, herbal, lightly bitter finish. Big time thanks goes out to Bu11zeye for sharing his bottle!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Gold foil covered neck, caged corked 750 ml. brown bottle, blurb and bottling date (JAN 07) on the right side of the label, sampled in a tulip glass. L: Hazy orange hued yellowish golden with a white head of frothy foam. Beneath the head is a steady stream of micro bubbles, giving head some buoyancy and staying power. Fair amount of sticky lace rings the glass. S: Peaches and mildly tart pears, herbal spices and touches of chalk and earth, and a light raw graininess, this emits a quite aromatic saison nose. F&T: The active carbonation gives the light body a firm, but lushly smooth, airy feel in the mouth, crisp and refreshingly dry. Sweet peaches and tart pears with a splash of orange juice , this has a pleasely tasteful fruitiness. Herbal spices, earthy stems and chalk complement the pale sugary and crushed raw grainy malt flavors. A soft hop spiciness towards the end adds to the nicely dry yeasty and malty finish. I thought this was an excellent saison, quite pleasant drinkability, another well done brew from Pelican.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2009
CPLYFO 09. Thanks to Dan for sharing! Pours a really nice slightly cloudy deep golden- bright orange with a massive fluffy lasting head- and good lace. Aroma is loaded with nice full fresh breadiness, pils malts, light sweetness which is cut by a sharp yeasty phenolic character- very saison like with some citrus hints, light spicy phenols, and slight seafoam scent. Doughy pils malt flavor, yet not too big or sweet, spicy, lemony, spritzy with salt, light brine, and a slight tartness in the end along with it being bone dry make for a very well made saison. Rockin!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
750 ml bottle; 2009 edition; pours crystal clear light gold with tons of carbonation and a huge, eggy white head that fades slowly; sweet aromas of light lemons, dried hay, husky grains; lovely nose; light texture that has some sweetness on the tongue; faint fruity and nice dry spice and maybe little white pepper; has almost light juice texture and kind of missing some of that yeasty complexity; damn good though; lemons, hay and almost some sweet candies; very lively and fizzy in the mouth

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2010
pours hazy straw yellow real heavy pop like carbonation smell of yeast and lemom taste matches smell the giant foam head holds up forever reminds me of blvd saison

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Pours orange at top and lighter, almost yellow at the bottom. That familiar Belgian yeast smell hits the nose. First taste is spiciness thar sticks to the roof of the mouth. Simple yet lasting flavor. Some anise hidden in the background too.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2007
(750ml bottle, 2007 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a large off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, lemon, coriander, floral, orange, light spruce, cereal, and other herbs. Flavor of floral hops, coriander, light fruitiness, and more herbs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2008
On tap as part of the sampler tray at the Brewery. A really quality saison. I was surprised to find such a quality Belgian styled beer in a west coast brewery. The aroma was right and the flavor has nice hay and grassy notes without being astringent. I wish I had more of this one.


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