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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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This Texas Farmhouse Ale is a traditional Wallonian-style saison brewed with spelt that has been smoked over 4 Texas fruit woods. The use of peach, apricot, apple and plum woods add a subtle smokiness and light fruit texture to the earthy-sweet spelt, and marries well with the complexities of the Belgian farmhouse yeast. Earthy, peppery spice, herbal notes, soft ripe fruitiness and light smoke phenols come from fermenting at high temperatures and create a deep, refreshing character. Highly attenuated for a quenching dryness, this traditional saison is an esoteric seasonal thatís made for the Texas summer months.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (945) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle, 11/22/2012. Pours dark burnt orange, dense fizzy white head, excellent retention. Aroma is yeast, earthy spices, soft apricot and peach along with other white fruits, mild sweetness, hay, white pepper. Taste is sweet saison malts, a bit metallic, light apple and peach fruitiness, herbal spices with nice subtle smokiness, yeast on the end. Medium creamy palate, dry finish. Really interesting, was pleasantly surprised. A bit more character than the average saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2572) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours completely cloudy amber yellow with a large off-white head that mostly dissipates quickly leaving a small creamy residue that laces nicely. Aroma is typical saison with strong yeast and lemon notes plus some spiciness. Flavor is quite smoky, woody, and yeasty, with notes of lemon and pepper. Very light sweetness leading to a dry smoky finish. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Quite interesting, actually.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Poured an amazing hazy yellow with a thin head. Slight spice in the nose but really drinkable. Love all the yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from Arlington Whole Foods drank in TN. Sweet, wax on the cap...that means you can charge $2 extra per bottle! Big time carbonation makes a huge head. Kinda soapy aroma and flavor. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Cloudy golden with a large white head. Aroma is of peach, apricot, light smoke, yeast. Taste is of leather, smoke, peach, yeast, light pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. The look is cloudy, off white head, very cloudy, and peach colored. The smell is yeast, fruits, slight smoke, malt. The taste is fruity, smoke hints, yeast, well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigHoss (162) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Hazy orange color and white med head. I smell pepper, citrus, and fruity sweetness. I taste the same with smoke, yest and orange. Damn nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours dirty gold with a lasting white head. Aroma of earth, hay, sourdough bread, and pepper. Flavors of earth, hay, sharp cheddar, dust, pepper, and a slight champagne-like quality. Finishes dry and citrusy with a linger earthy funky bitterness on the throat (lemony in the nose). Highly carbonated, itís too much so to be creamy in the mouth cause itís too darn bubbly! Otherwise, easy to drink. A damn good take on a saison from a brewery who is pretty new. I expected less, but this is good. Unfortunately, itís not nearly as unique as all that "smoked spelt over 4 fruit-woods" talk makes it sound.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottled 7/20/12 Pour is peach with some flakes with a rocky white head..Nose is fruits,wood,more fruits,yeast..Tasts is chalky,tropical fruits,yeast,wood..Palate is dry and frutiy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Yeasty with odd apricot taste that left me a little not sure about this one.


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