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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Originating in the farmhouses of Wallonia in the French speaking region of Belgium, Saison (French, "season") was brewed for field workers during the harvest season. Red Rock is proud to present a modern version of this once endangered style of beer. Moderately hopped, this refreshing ale boasts a complex style of fruity aroma and flavor, some spiciness and a hint of tartness. 6.2% alcohol by volume Please refresh responsibly.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pale hazy yellow with a generous white head that fades to a nice centimeter layer. Some lemon, grass, oddly bubblegum, some spice but very faint, also some creamy brie notes. Mild body and moderate carbonation, little dry, more lemon with grass, slightly sour with some bitterness, becomes quite dry and a little thin on the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Serving: 500 ml. bottle via trade from Sledutah. It pours a light amber color with a large white head. The nose has light hay, spice, and floral notes. The flavor follows suit with a bit of pale malt and lemon. Light body with lots of softer carbonation. Pretty decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012
500 ml bottle
Thanks to Santa for this Utah release which was actually pretty solid. Sometimes I find breweries like this to be hit or miss. This one manages to land near the mark for the most part.

Aroma / Appearance - A bubbly geyser was the biggest flaw of this otherwise brilliant and bright base. The golden transparent liquid supports a soft white head. Lemon sherbet, hay, residual earthy hops, and dry musty earth form a passable nose for an Americanized saison.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is just as bubbly as the appearance suggests. Champagne, lemons, and Sprite are at once sweet and tart. The wet earthy finish does a good job of holding together the flavors to the end. This is not the greatest example of the style but there are worse ones on the market.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Citrus, must, touch of spice on the nose. Golden color, not much lacing after 1/2" head. Taste is crisp, nice slight fruit flavored citrus, touch of clove but very subtle.great sunny day beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3755) - - SEP 3, 2012
bottle. clear gold with huge whipped head. sweet corn, floral hops, grassy nose. surprising tart flavor and a bit salty. floral and pale grain flavors. light body with soft mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle-purchased at the Murray location August 2012-pours hazy lite orange hue with a big frothy white head with tons of different bubble sizes. nose is wack-lots of spice, funk, phenols, lemons, bubblegum-sort of not what to expect from a saison however, its very pleasant and clean. love the phenols here, which i usually hate that kind of stuff. Flavors of lemons, lite funk/barnyard corriander-its almost like a Wit saison hybrid beer-bigger in body than a wit yet has alot of wit character. its very good and alot better than the other 4% beers from this brewery (ratings soon to come). easy drinking saison here with quite a bit of character. This could develop with a little time. nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Hazy golden color with lasting white sheen. Nice funky skunk cabbage, barnyard piss, pale wheat, dough, dry spice aromas. medium body. Lightly tart flavors of unripe pale pit fruits, lemon, dry hay, dry spices, and wheat bread. Drying bitter finish--good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Nose of hay, dust, light spice, a touch of yeast, light lemon, a dash of earthy hops. Pours golden yellow, hazy, fizzy head. Flavors of light lemon, hay, dust, a little earthy, floral, mostly lemony in the finish. Dry finish, a touch of spice is there. Quenching, well carbontaed finish, light body, airy feel. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: May 28, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy yellow, fine white head
Aroma: dry spicy aroma, floral, citrus, pale malt, light lemon
Flavor: dry pale malt flavor, spicy, yeasty, floral, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4365) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
500ml bottle - $5.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, golden body with a large-sized, white, actively foaming head.

Smell: Most sniffs present crisp wheat and tart lemon juice, but, otherwise, you get notes of licorice, coriander seed, oranges, coarse-ground pepper, and chewing gum.

Taste: White wheat and pilsner maltiness, a small, small bit of honeyish sweetness, then a sip of tart lemon juice. Accented by coriander, Mandarin orange, snippet of fresh basil, black pepper, bubblegum. The spicy characteristic settle, allowing the lemony tartness to spring back up. Nearly spritzy, spicy, lemony finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: It’s a pretty good saison, actually. Nice range of flavors, decently carbonated, and, thankfully, not a big, slick, boozy disaster like so many American saisons.


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