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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (52) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Absolutely how incredibly distinct the fruit wood smoke comes through in all of the stages of a taste from start to finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Draught. nose is fruit, some citrus, some pineapple. Something phenolic. Iíd guess Brett if I didnít know it was smoke. well played. Just orange without much head. Flavor is yeast-forward, with lots of depth. Fruit and flowers. The vaguest smoke. So well balanced and complex. Gorgeous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle.
Pours a deep, thick golden orange with a head as thick and tall as, um, something REALLY thick and tall. Aroma is bready lemon zest shavings with a touch of attic must and old wood. Light whisps of rosy hops in there too. Flavor is buttery smoke with light notes of pepper, bread, and a touch of orange. Some dark fruit tries to emerge but decides to sit back down. Really interesting flavor; the smoke would seemingly detract but in this case it adds to the complexity and enjoyment. Slippery mouthfeel. This oneís a winner in my book.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2142) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
12.7 ounce bottle thanks to Errl. Pours a hazy copper with a white head of thick foam. Good retention. Aroma is a sort of earthy dryness. Taste is mildly bitter throughout with a bit of funk coming through. Not sour necessarily, but just a little funky. Fruity and floral notes. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Rock on! Iím the first San Antonio Rater (to my knowledge). Smells like a Belgian golden ale, some spice, banana and fruity malt esters. Cloudy honey color in the glass, very fizzy as others have noted. A bit straightforward Belgian golden ale taste until you get to the aftertaste, some peach and pepper, with a touch of cinnamon. The flavor lasts a long time on the palate. Overall, a very nice brew. glad I picked up more than one.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leveejr (78) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Extremely surprising beer. Smells intensely fruity and has big smoked wood notes. Taste is similar with a prominent apple taste followed by other fruit notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
a saison with smoked malts!?! .. fuck ya iím in!!. .. getting mostly light smoke, wheat and a touch of yeast .. . fizzy as a soda .. . clean, light mouth .. . medium finish .. an interesting experiment, i like this!! .. . i used google..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aguyintx66 (89) - Nixa, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a thick white head.. Aroma of lemon and bread. Has a citrus taste with a lingering finish. A pretty tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma has hints of farmhouse, grass, citrus, just a bit of vegitable and earthy. Flavor is very much the same with a bit more kick that includes a graininess with hints of white pepper and very Smokey. Light-medium mouthfeel with spritzy carbonation. Overall, solid stuff!!!


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