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Rock Bottom Chicago Biere de Grand Saison

Rock Bottom Chicago Biere de Grand Saison
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Crafted in the artisanal fashion of the farmhouse breweries that dot the shared border of France and Belgium. Light-bodied, crist, golden ale with hints of tartness and spiced with cardamom. Extra refreshing for the heat of late summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Brewed by Chris Rafferty. p clr straw wh head n hay pepper cardamom fl cardamom more card sweet Grainy thing okay. a cardamom bomb and filtered, just bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Golden with a lasting, fluffy white head. Tons of spicy cardamom in the aroma with a touch of fruity and dusty yeast underneath. The flavor is on the dry side with a strong spice in the finish and some fruitiness holding it together. Seems rather one dimensional with all that cardamom, but I was getting into it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Pours clear gold with a white head. Noise is spicy, pepper, and coriander. Little bit of yeast and banana. Well made saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Draft at RBC. Pours a mostly clear gold with fluffy white head that lasts to the bottom. Nose is spicy, cardamom, white pepper and coriander. Yeast is the dominant character, though a bit too much banana perhaps. On taste, more of the prickly pepper type notes, lemon and cardamom. Pretty well made saison and the first Belgian I’ve had from Chris, iirc. Nice.

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