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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2012
51cl, Bottled on Aug. 30th 2012, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, malty/fruity and slightly floral/bitter, refreshing, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Courtesy of JoeMcPhee
Cloudy blond color, small head. Light aroma, some malt. Dryish mouthfeel, dry malt flavor, some spices from the yeast, very light citrusy flavor too; correct bitterness.
Balanced Saison, good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
500 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, yeast, citrus and light floral notes. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, lemon zest and a hint of earthiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2012
I did NOT realize this was a saison while drinking. I considered this more of a pale ale. Just a slight yeasty/bready component otherwise it was light, drinkable, with decent hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. A good dry hoppy beer. Light orange coloured and very lacey. Lightly carbonated. A hoppy lemony treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Acquired in a So-Cal trade. Bottled 8/30/12 (9ish days ago). Enjoyed in a tulip at fridge temperature.

A - Nice fluffy 1 finger off white head. Fades to nothing after a minute or so. Sort of a cloudy tangerine color.

S - Very yeasty breadiness on the nose with light Simcoe and some piney notes. Some degree of citrus.

T - Mild bitterness up front followed by a muted light hopped Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Sort of a bready yeasty taste with honey and orange peels at the finish.

M - Light body, heavy carbonation.

O - This is a drinkable beer. For an equal effort, I can get Pliny so I’ll stick to that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours golden from draft with sticky white head. Boring Carmel backbone. Wouldn't recommend this but it isn't my style either ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (775) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Golden pour with a off-white head.Nose is Citrus and Yeasty, Highly carbonated and sweeter fruity front. Slightly sour towards the back and a little peppery. Normally this would be a hit for my tastes but for some reason this one didn’t really do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt and light spice aroma with citrus. Malt and big oak flavor withlight vanilla and spice. Medium bodied. Big oak lingers with spice, light yeast, and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2270) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Darkness eve bottle shared by Todd. Sweet fruit and bubblegum aroma. Taste wasnt quite as good as the aroma but still solid. First beer of the event!

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