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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Farmhouse "Saison" Ale O.G. 1.060 ABV 6.50% BU's 24


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2007
on tap at the Toronado RR -tion night. thick creamy white head, body is hazy yellow gold. aroma is heavy brett, a little moldy & funky. flavor is band aids, grassy dry malt, light dry white wine, brett, and vinyl. very full flavored saison.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
On tap at Toronado. This blonde ale poured with a massive fluffy white head, eliciting an acidic aroma. The brett is noticeable, but not overwhelming, lending a unique sour characteristic to the otherwise traditional saison flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Very un-saison like saison. Much more delicate than is typical. Reminded me of a big Wit. Lots of banana and pear notes with a citrus and spice follow on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Draft. Pour is hazy and very Belgian Wit looking with a frothy white head. Yeasty aroma with banana notes. Spicy flavor with a bready maltiness. Lingering banana aftertatse. Enjoyed with mussels in a garlic broth. This was a meal I’ll rememeber for some time to come.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUN 1, 2006
On tap at the RR brewpub 5/27/06. This poured a hazy yellow color with a decent white head. Aroma is fruity with some spice and sourness. Tart flavor with some fruity notes initially followed by a nice citrus, slighty sour aftertaste. This would be great on a warm summer day. Very drinkable, Vinnie could piss in a paper cup and it would win a medal.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Draft at brewpub. Arrived at the table a hazed light yellow color with a small white head that left stringy lacing. Faint aroma, citric and sour apples. Flavor again is sour apples, citric and a little funky, puckering lemon and herbal notes as well. Crisp carbonation, medium body and refreshing to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
On tap at the pub. Gold with a white head. Spicy aroma with sweet friuty taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2006
"Poured a hazy golden color with a thin head, didn’t lace much. Aroma was barnyardy and sour, not very good. Taste was better then aroma, malts and light fruits. Refreshing."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 16, 2006
Arma: Apple, spices, and wonderfully funky funky brett character wow! Appearance: Cloudy, golden with a nice head very appealing Flavor: Dry, Balance of malt restrained hops citrusy Palate: Very refreshing, some sour notes and very intriguing with that funky flavors Overall: I have to say one my absolute favorite commerical representations of Saisons.. Another excellent Belgian Style brewed by Russian River... anytime I make a trip up ther I have to try the Belgians. In my opinon no one in the Bay Area can match Vinnie for the quality, variety and number of Belgian style beers on tap

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Tap at Monks. Poured hazy golden with a small white head. Pretty good retention and foam. Aroma had apple cider, citrus, wheat and orange peel. Some honey was added to the taste. Maybe I am missing something here because I thought this was very good. The mouthfeel was wonderful I thought with good balance.


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