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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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"Saison" is French for season, referring to an ale that is traditionally brewed in farmhouses in southern Belgium for the late summer harvest. Our La Grange is a sturdy farmhouse ale that is very complex, with a myriad of esters ranging in fruit-like aromas to earthy yeast tones. It is dry and refreshing, perfect for your late summer thirst. What we brew in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the brewing harvest. We must give in order to get more. It’s in the generous giving of malts and hops that produces this bountiful yield.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (590) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy straw gold with a short white head and lacing. It has an aroma of light malt, apple, and a bit of bread. The flavor is dry, with a slightly spicy backbone and semisweet finish over a medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours a light cloudy golden color with white head. Funk, citrus, yeast, and raw wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with raw wheat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 23, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy light gold with a nice white head. Aroma of spice, yeast, and fruit. Taste is yeast, spice, fruit, and malt. Clean and dry finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Yeast and light spice aroma with malt. Yeast and spice flavor with light breadiness. Medium bodied. Spice and malt linger with yeast, light breadiness, and light citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4354) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Appearance: Hazed, light yellow body, a few floaties in there from pulling on the lees. Tall, lasting, white head.

Smell: Soft aroma of flowers, light dusting of spice. Modest, restrained maltiness. Thin vein of fruity chewing gum. Mild nose, but, the long-lasting, pile of foam on top could be hampering this deal.

Taste: Pils and crisp, lightly grainy pale malted barley. Slender sweetness as it’s fastly drying. Spicy phenols, light herbal hints. Lemony accents trailed by orchard fruits. Hint of gum. A bit of bitterness creeping in. Well-carbonated, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Just squeaks past medium-bodied. Medium-plus, foaming carbonation.

Overall: Above-average; a nice, competent farmhouse ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Not going to knock a lot of imports off the shelves, but very admirable beer with nice complexity and what I perhaps enjoyed most was the dryness rather than cloying sweetness found in too many attempts at "Belgian" style> Purty darn good>

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3823) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Central Market, 10/1/13

Aroma: The nose is yeasty and a little funky, pepper/spice, and some fruity notes as well
Appearance: It pours an unclear orange color with a thin white head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, mostly yeasty and spicy, with some earthiness as well
Palate: The body is medium, it has a tingly feel, and a clean, dry finish on the mouth
Overall Impression: Thought this one was a fairly impressive example of the style. The spice and yeast dominate, but there’s some other stuff going on here too. It lives up to the promises of the description.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6588) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Draught at the Ginger Man, Austin, TX. Slightly cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Belgian yeast, spices and wheat (?) The flavour is bitterish hops, malt, some alcohol, yeast and mild spices. A bit too American to be a great Saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Chickiepoo5 (8) - Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
On tap. Has a bit of an herbal candy tone to the taste. Not offensive, just unexpected.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
teckdeck2008 (25) - Bryan, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
bubbly and cloudy light brown color; maltiness with a bit of coriander on the nose; fruit, malt, dirt, and coriander on the palate; same profile on the finish as the palate


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