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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
"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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle, 07/02/2012. Pours sparkling golden orange, thin but dense head, sudsy lacing. Dense aroma of yeast with dry spiciness; grassy and floral with fruity bouquet- white grapes, apples, pears, orange, slight funk near the end. Taste of straw,sweet malts, orange, banana, touch of vanilla, spices and herbal bitterness, yeast on the finish. Nose started out promising but taste was a bit of a letdown, stylistically at least. Not a bad effort though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (567) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Clearish golden color with white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Citrus flavor with a a little yeast. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3404) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, well retained, white head, Belgian lacing,over a clear, light gold (SRM 4) effervescent body......nose is light citrus, lemon, orange, with light clove tones, cereal, minimal hops.....taste is slightly floral sweet to start, with citrus note including lemon, orange, light cereal malts, becoming dry, ending with light pepper, light hops bitterness, balanced....mouth feel, medium body, light alcohol warmth, high carbonation, moderate acidity. This is nice rendition of the style. The spices are not as large as many, but it is nicely balanced, refreshing and pleasantly complex. The acidity is a bit low and the alcohol is a bit high. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2711) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
On cask. Pours a hazy golden color. Notes of clover, lemons, spice, earth, and citrus. The cask makes it slightly sour and less carbonated which is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (809) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2530) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5431) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8539) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4801) - Woodstock, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, 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>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5684) - 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.

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