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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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There is an old familiar saying in the wine business: "It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!" Winemakers, cellar workers, and grape pickers alike rarely (if ever) reach for a nice big glass of red wine in the middle of harvest. Wine is quite delicious, but not very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beverage of choice during harvest is BEER! Ice-cold, refreshing and thirst-quenching BEER! The beer in this bottle is a toast to our winemaking friends who work around the clock during harvest to make world-class wine right here in our own back yard! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
Pale golden amber pour. The nose is softly spicy and a little bit fruity. Some soft peppery nose and a touch of light malt and sweet fruit. The nose is a little bit fruity and somewhat sweet but the palate is lighter than the nose would suggest. Light bodied and fresh with a decent palate. A bit light and lean. Some light crackery character from the malts. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle poured into glass. Not sure how many hop forwards beers I’ve had from RR, maybe 2, but this is a great easy drinking hoppy beer. Nice floral hoppy aroma, same goes for the flavor. Not sure why this is under the saison category.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barn0216 (405) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Sampler. Clear yellow fine head and lacing. Faint grain and hops on the nose. Taste is light saturation style, mild sweetness and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (622) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours a cloudy gold with a white head and lacing. It has a great aroma of hoppy grapefruit, grass, some malt and yeast. The flavor is light, with some hops and malt up front and a slightly spicy middle and mild finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Aroma: light malts, hay, notes of pear and apple, bread and yeast notes. Pours a hazy straw color, white head with average retention, excellent lacing. Flavor is very refreshing - light fruit notes, with pear and grapes coming through, also some apple. Bread, yeast, honey, and light malts, also some hints of spice. Light body, medium carbonation. Very nice session brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Thanks to bytemesis for this trade. This pours a not quite clear yellow with a small quickly dissipating head. The aroma is a light citrus and a bit of hay. Has a nice balance of bitterness for the style but is more sweet. The mouthfeel is light and with average carbonation. Overall a good drinkable summer beer but doesn’t really stand out. I’ve seen sources that say this is fermented with american and saison yeast but this comes out cleaner like an american beer, almost lager like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3159) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Tap. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a small white head and nice lacing. Aroma and flavor are yeast, white grape, grapefruit and general fruitiness. Medium sweet and a very lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6176) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pour out of 500 mL bottle thanks to Aaron for the pour! Clear orange with white head, aroma has notes of lemongrass, biscuit, pear, white fruits with some spice, slight herbal notes but not bad. Taste is sweet pear, white fruits, white grape, wine, slight hints of biscuit, spicy yeast, touch of lemon, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle @ Armin’s post-Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! Clear golden appearance with a white head. Fairly soapy/floral, lightly funky, lemon aroma. Light lemon zesty, floral, soapy, grassy, grainy flavor with a dry, grassy flavor. Not bad but not all that interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1189) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
A - pours clear light golden with a 1 finger white head. S - floral, notes of citrus, corn, grains, light tropical fruit. M - light beer feel. Airy clean and much like a light beer. Lingering bitterness. T - honey, floral notes up front. Lager notes, grains, orange, coriander on the palate. Very light on the palate. O - a micros take on a macro beer. Disappointing. 5

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