Portsmouth Saison l’hiver
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 220   ABV: 7.35%
A cask ale with pink peppercorns and rosehips added.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1931) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2014
22 oz. bottle from the brewery gift shop. Pours a deep orange with a thin head that disappears quickly. Wine like fruity aroma with some Belgian yeast. Flavor is a semi sweet mix of candied fruit, brown sugar, misc. spice (pink peppercorns?) with a yeasty twist. Heavy bodied and sticky. Nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Honey and Belgian yeast aroma. Orange color no head. Sweet honey and spices in the flavor with some alcohol flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5547) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours deep amber into a snifter. White micro head with medium retention recedes leaving no lacing to coat surface. Sweet bready yeast and mild tropical fruit aromas. Thick with sweet yeasty caramel and banana flambe upfront turning to hot toffee in the sweet lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6305) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2010
On tap at Portsmouth Brewery. Caramel colored pour with a small head. Had some light head and lacing that dissipated after about 5 mintues. Aroma and flavor almost mirror each other. Holds a white grape almost wine like quality, yeast, bread, and some floral notes- quite nice. Very tasty and drinkable. Im no big in this syle but this gives me reason to try more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 2, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2011 Pour was amber, no head at all and a mediciny alcohol aroma. There is nothing saison-like about this. Flavors were candied sugars and fruit. The no head corresponding ridiculously flat mouthfeel. More like a dubbel, and not a great one at that. One of the more disappointing Portsmouth brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2010
pours copper with no head. aroma is light fruity earth, hay, horse blanket. drinks the same as it smells but with a stale wheat over the body of this. not my favorite of the style but different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at Portsmouth Brewery. Caramel colored pour with a small head. Aroma holds apricot, orange, yeast, bread, and some floral notes- quite nice. Flavor is marked by nice caramel malt, nectar and citrus fruit, and a bit of dough and spice. Very tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at the Portsmouth Brewery, 12/29/09. Pours quite dark for the style- hazy brown with tints of garnet. Presents a half finger white head that dissipates into a veneer. Aroma starts floral and doughy with huge fruity ester notes firmly accompanied by perfume, and more subtle notes of rose and black pepper. The flavor is also quite fruity with further incarnations of yeasty dough, banana, strawberry, and clove. The perfume-like floral notes meld quite well with the bready yeast character, as does the firm spice component. Palate is chewy, thick, full, and clean with low carbonation, but an excellent supple slippery mouthfeel. A unique and well done take on the style- I wish this was bottled...

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