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Saison Americain.
Brewed and bottled by Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, Inc. at Buzzards Bay. Previously brewed at Paper City. Not a Paper City or Buzzards Bay brand beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottled on August, 2012: Golden amber. Persistent white head deposits wispy lace on the glass. Pleasant nose of lilac, cherimoya, vanilla cake, candied lemon peel, grassy herbs, tangerine, and white pepper. Hint of candy sugar and gum. Fine carbonation. Moderate punch of alcohol succumbs to a plasticlike phenolic snap upfront. Succulent hop smack joins the refined tangerine juice residuals which gracefully coat the tongue with a flowery brightness. Semi-candyish in sweetness, yet rather than hampering quaffability, the sugars lend tremendous depth. Ample counterbalancing crispness abounds as the sophisticated pils malt gains more vigor from the peppery yeast. Some wheatlike slickness in there, as well. Complex hoppiness ranges from coarsely leafy and bracingly herbaceous to lapping the palate with a Stryianesque lilac-tinged suppleness and ensuing waves of palate-stinging oils. Hints of chalk exude from the fairly high resin content (Columbus?), though plenty of floral elegance remains to keep it from becoming distracting or fatiguing. Well-attenuated finish features a soft mandarin orange explosiveness and a well-textured cakey malt base laced with sassy phenolic fervor and an intricate hop continuation. A tad resinous for my tastes, but there’s plenty of sublime yeast byproducts to make up for it. Comes off as a saison splashed with tripel. Pretty, indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (270) - - JUN 25, 2014
Gold, clear. Nice nose. Medium body, well balanced, good length Moderatly bitter, dryish, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
25.06.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, dough, yeast, hay, flowers, honey, sugar, banana, almonds, light malts, hints of dried fruits. Taste is very medical harsh, cardboard, almond essence, heather, bark, weeds, hay, harsh yeast. Longlasting harsh bitterness, very dry and watery mouthfeel. Drainpour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 24, 2014
Nice barnyard aroma. Some cheese and peppers. Reminds me a bit of Dupont. Light golden color. Nice acidity on the tongue. Farmhouse yeast pops right out. Subtle bitterness. Extremely well made. I would well imagine that Dupont is the influence behind this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (398) - Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange color with a small white head. Nose is some spice, floral and yeast. Taste is lots of floral and a little cowbarn. Nice sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Hazy straw/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, floral, some fruit, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, citrus (notably lemon), pepper hops, and spice; Finish is dry & bitter; High carbonation; Surprised by this one - pretty good saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, honey, hay, grass, little spice. Flavor is malt, yeast, honey, grass, light lemon, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, nice dry lasting bitter finish. 120514

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2014
Pours gold with a large white head. Nose shows herbal and citrus notes, sweet honey and saison yeast. Very inviting. Very similar flavours; more honey, saison yeast, herbal/spicy hops and some grapefruit/orange peel. An assertive bitterness presents itself in the finish. Great moderately high carbonation works perfectly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (658) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from unknown, Boston. Pours a brilliant golden hue, slight, lemony aroma, almost astringent, estery. Body lively, hits with a huge lemon/grapefruit finish, surprisingly bitter. Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
Pale golden color. Yeasty smell and taste. Grain and honey in the taste, with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewhemia (15) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
Light golden color with white head. Peppery aroma. Sharp bitterness at first and a bubbling bitterness stays on the tongue along with taste of herbs I cant identify. Good but a bit to long bitter aftertaste for my taste.

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