Portsmouth Saison de Printemps
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2009
(PPSG09, 22oz bottle) Quickly dissipating off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, candi sugar, banana. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, banana, light spice. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
on tap-pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is light malt, fruit-pear, some spice. Taste is clove, rock candy, light malt, fruit-pear, secondary spice/pepper. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
22oz bottle shared thanks to Eric. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of spices, some banana, and fruity. Tastes of spices, citrus, fruity, and some grassiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pale amber/gold beer. Aroma is quite interesting. Bright lemony thyme, mint and herbal spice up front. The more typical banana and apricot notes appear in back, but thankfully, they aren’t overly sweet and cloying. There is a lot of clove and wheat flavour that pick up as the beer warms a bit, giving it a flavour like a cross between saison and hefeweizen. Quite full-bodied and a bit sweeter than it likely should be, but it isn’t cloying. Unusual take on the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Draft at Brew pub. Snifter. Nearly zero head or lacing. Hazy Brown/orange color. Citrus and peach in the nose. Taste mirrors the nose. It was easy to drink with my meal. An average, medium bodied Saison. This years batch is 6.5 ABV. Worth a try. Not sure I would order again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coriander, orange, light banana, clove, pils malt, and toast. Taste of citrus, spices, toast, orange, and a drier finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5788) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2009
A bready yeasty aroma with a brown sugar kicker. A hazy golden/brown pour. Sweet malt, corriander, with a hint of abv and a nice light bitter. Medium bodied with a light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bomber at Peter’s NY gathering - a lot sweeter than I like my saisons - kind of a honey character throughout - some mango, pineapple and banana try to capitalize on the sweetness - some wheaty tang and citrus rind come is, as well as slightly bitter herbs and light hops - these things try to balance the sweetness out, but don’t really do a good job of it - disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
PPRBSG09. Bottle, pours a pale golden body with a white aggressive head. Floral gummy and mint notes. Earth y dry with some spicy yeast notes. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
PPRBSG09. Bomber. Pours a hazy dull copper orange with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is orange citrus, lemon zest, spices, herbal and a bit grassy- flowery hops light salty spicy phenolic saison yeast- smells a bit doughy but sweet and a fruity ester. Flavor is a bit sweet, fruity lower on phenolics, herbal and a touch grassy touch of lime zest with a touch more sweetness. Finishes a bit sweet, and a bit muddled. Meh.

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