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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This dry saison brewed with sweet, bright Meyer lemons and chamomile, was made in celebration of the wedding between Carl (a cool dude who knows how to sling some insanely fresh fish) and the lovely Jaimie. Weíre hooked on it. Now, weíre not just casting you a line here, chamomile and saison yeast are a perfect marriage, and the Meyer lemons add to the al-luring bouquet. Our most (in)sincerest apologies for all the crappie fish puns.

JBPortland's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
750ml bottle pours cloudy pale orange with 2 finger head. Nose is grain, wheat, spice, hard taco shell, nachos. Taste is dry fluffy grain, lemon rind, citrus, dusty hay, chalk. Finish is dry slightly tart citrus, peppery spice, cereal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
bottle as shown, dork looking couple on the label .. . solid foam .. . mild tang and spelt .. light mouth and dead quick finish .. . a bit mundane .. . . no matter how I spin it, itís fair to say my cotton candy diet has been a disappointment

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 750mL bottle, batch 335, circa late 2013/early 2014, drunk 2/5/15.
Typical fizzy pour that alludes to lots of adjuncts. For some reason, herbs and spices always seem to knock down the head. Whatever, the beer remains golden and unfiltered but in wonderful form.
Slightly sugary/wafery notes emanate, followed by what I take as rosemary, though apparently itís chamomille(sp?). Anyways, itís none too funky or anything. I wonít say itís sadly just another overspiced saison, but....
Flavor has very strong herbal overtones; spicy to the max with some not completely dried out malt sweetness. Itís too bad, this is one year old but seems like it could go the distance right up there with Saison de Pipaix. The beer itself, body, mouthfeel and structure are all nearly perfect. So in that regard, Iím not surprised this is a Pipeworks beer, but they were a bit heavy handed with the herbs and lemon. Perhaps they just wanted the beer to go the distance, though I cant imagine anyone drinking this at the wedding was terribly blown away. To its credit, at 8% abv, this isnt trying to be the next saison dupont clone, but itís still too much spice for me to truly enjoy. Whatever, still love this brewery. If anyone wants to cellar a bottle for like 4-5 years, definitely sign me up for a tasting then. Iím sure this stuff will be dynamite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
2nd October 2014
Hazy gold beer, huge fluffy white head. Palate is airy and semi dry with fine carbonation. Smooth floralness, white flowers. Balanced by a light lemony citrus. Light airy finish brings a little dry malt cream. Simple but decent and quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy spice, citrus and yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. I would recommend and shared with friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9134) - Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy golden orange color with very little head. The aroma and flavor have lemony citrus, floral notes, sticky sweet, bubblegum, soft carbonation, softer finish, good flavor some mild herbal bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8185) - Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by Tmoney99). Looks good; a very slightly hazy gold with white head. Smells of lemon, tea, and mild yeast. Tastes like it smells with a semi-sweet backbone and a medium-bodied mouthfeel thatís on the dryer side. A good saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (1365) - - APR 9, 2014
A herbal beer if there ever was one. Hazy gold colour, good head and lacing. Aroma and taste are lemon and chamomile tea, which I enjoy drinking at night. hot, without carbonation. Maybe I should have drank it from a mug?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Herbal saison, big chamomile and lemon myrtle. Fresh aroma in head. Americoís bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
750 mL bottle. Pours a cloudy, straw-yellow, fluffy white head with excellent retention and decent lacing (reading some of the other reviews, Iím wondering how clean their glassware was... or if they were slathering on the chapstick). Nose is floral (lilies and daffodils... like those bulbs poking up out front in the concrete slab full of dirt, which is what people in my neighborhood call the ífront yardí), yeasty funk, honey, hay, lemon peel, slight medicinal like gum arabic, and a touch metallic. Mouth is creamy and medium bodied, doughy, lemon zest, spicy yeast funk, lightly sweet, grassy chamomile, pleasant bitterness at the finish. Nice Saison to remind me Spring is here -- even if it is in the 30s and Iím watching hockey rather than baseball (think the Sox are in a delay anyway).

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