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Piccolo Birrificio Seson
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Brewed by Piccolo Birrificio
Style: Saison
Apricale (IM), Italy
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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The name refers to the style of inspiration- Saison (the season of excellence in the countryside of Belgium)is a beer destined to be consumed in the summer.Originally made to quench the thirst arisen during the summer season's harvest. Thirst-quenching and spiced the version from Piccolo Birrificio is realised using the peel from chinotto di Savona (Slow Food presidium) and spices.Bottle-conditioned. Ingredients: Barley malt and wheat. Water. Hops. Yeast. Chinotto di Savona. Spices. Refermented in the bottle.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
miguelblanco (13) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Not going to honor this thing with a lot of notes... from a 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a short half finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. Minimal lacing. Golden cloudy appearance. Nose hints at the sourness that’s coming. The spices don’t come through, and this is not a typical saison style beer. None of the citrus pop. Might have been a bad bottle, but I got it at a reputable shop and it doesn’t show any signs of bad storage. I’d pass on this if you see it again.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Not bad. A decent Italian effort. Pillowy white head, golden pour with carpet lacing. Some hay and some sour fruit. Average carbonation, bitter and sour finish. On tap.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle from a trade. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A bit really sour nose, some floral elements. The flavor is mellow, flowers, cookie dough, big powerful spices including juniper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeJslc (687) - USA - JUL 7, 2013
Deep gold, hazy, white head. Aroma of grainy pilsner malt, corriander, an earthy spicy note. Flavor exhibits much more juniper than aroma, chinotto peel shows through also, herbal notes, more earthy spice, grainy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pizzeria Paradiso, Dupont tap ($10): Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is lemony citrus with some spice. Taste is much the same. Pretty light. Some minor complexity, but not in a particularly impressive way. Easy to drink, but in a way that should barely be a point for it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at The Birch in Norfolk. pours hazy straw yellow with a large white head. Grassy aromas combined with lemon and citrus are dominant. Nice hoppy finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidelis83 (1831) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Hazy peach gold pour with a 2 finger, soapy, bright white head. Very fruity aroma, lots of lemon, some stone fruit and white grape, wheat, flroal notes and an acidic undertone. Flavor is also very lemony, also lots of wheat, floury grain, floral notes, berry scented glycerine soap, finishes with a fermented citrus juice flavor that lasts a long time. Light to medium body, dry, but oily feel and light carbonation with a slightly chalky finish. I didn’t really enjoy this at all, tastes like spontaeously fermented lemonade + possibly decent Saison Radler. It all comes out wrong. It does look decent and if I really concentrated on the mouthfeel instead of the flavor, the mouthfeel wasn’t too bad either.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Golden amber with a fruity aroma, notes of apricot and peach. Crisply bitter with fruity, zesty hop flavor. Lively and dry. Draft at Max’s Italian beer fest.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
12th June 2010
Very hazy gold beer. Short lived white head. Light crisp palate, dry. Light wheaty malt. Bitter orange, some other fruits. Spice, black pepper and oddly a touch of light chocolate. Finishes dry. Not bad. Made with Juniper, Coriander and Chinotto Peel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
On tap, this one pours a bright golden head and has fruity aroma, the flavour is nice it is fruity and a bit yeasty and floral and overall decent stuff

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1703) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 11, 2012
On tap at Acqua Al 2 in Washington, DC. A lightly hazy, pale golden straw with a white head and moderate lacing. Light, floral aroma with lemon/lime accents, mild yeast, pear, spice and a touch of caramel malt. Taste is just a tad sweet and hard to pin down. Floral and lemon/lime citrus flavors with pear, light pepper, light yeast and just enough caramel malt fighting its way through to give a modicum of balance. A light body that seems appropriate to the lemon/lime flavor. Spritzy carbonation. A very pleasant, easy to drink beer. It doesn't wow me, but I certainly enjoyed it. Pairs well with fish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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