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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed for the Rare Beer Club. Farmhouse ale brewed with Cynthiana grapes, dark house made candy sugar, whole cone hops and our house yeast strain.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2014
750ml bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of grass, malts, grapes and yeast . Taste is malts, hay and some funk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Light hazy yellow pour. Grapes and floral hop aroma. Light tart body with grape light hop notes.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2014
A great Saison good flavor went down nice and smooth. It's an enjoyable birthday beer I would drink it again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4945) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body under a large frothy white head that had excellent retention. The nose is funky and yeasty with some nice white grape notes and a slight pixie stick lime sugary note. Smells quite delicate and complex. The flavor is quite funky as well with a slight tartness up ftont. Lots of interesting floral and fruity notes in here, not sure I would have guessed grapes in here, but itís believable once you know. A slight sweetness in the middle, but dries out fairly well on the finish. Light bodied and fairly crisp with nice pinpoint fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice Saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tero (42) - FINLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Mild body, littlealcohol, refreshing. Pale. Too pale. Dry, medium sourness. Fizzy. Quite long finish. Saisons are not my favorite kinds of beers usually, but this one kicks ass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1863) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Ryan! Lightly hazy, bright golden body with a foamy, chunky eggshell head & lots of small, quickly rising bubble streams in the beer. Aroma is lovely... Very nice mix of a seemingly fruit-based tartness with a solid backbone of lightly funky farmhouse yeast. Hints of wet cotton, lemon flesh, unripe stone fruit, woody funk, earthy esters, white grape, & faint bubblegum (that Belgian yeast poking through). Taste is very similar; lots of Belgian-style yeast up front, along with funk that seems somewhat like Brett & a tartness thatís close to lacto but not so extreme. Fruity esters, light bubblegum, lemon zest, earthy tones, mild acidic frizz, pleasant citric tartness... Much more complex than I was expecting. The finish has a big, dry, rotten & musty cellar door type funk that balances nicely with the sour aspects of the beer. Zesty, dry, mildly bitter, funky, lightly acidic & tart finish. Canít say I was expecting much from this beer, but WOW... It was a great saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2012- Thanks to Daniel (CheesedMan) for this one! pours hazy orange with a massive rocky head and great lacing. Aroma is bret funk and hay, mild floral notes. Flavor is Big- sweet bready malts, bret funk, bandaid (though not as much as I expected from the aroma), dirt, burlap, lemon, and grassy notes intermingle. No alcohol present in the flavor. Pretty darn good, a bit sweeter than most saisons, but all of the elements are here. It needs more cheese/bandaid notes to be exceptional. A wonderful beer from a sunny climate enjoyed on a very cold, very snowy day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to adnielsen for bringing the bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange color with white head. Funky, citrus, grape aromas. Yeasty, malty, grape juice flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9081) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to Dr. Owl for sending. Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Funky pineapple, mango, plum/dark grape, slightly sweet aroma. Juicy, tart mango, orange fruity, slightly fruity, slight plum, fig flavor. Kind of a strange clash of flavors but pretty tasty, tart, and funky.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (925) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2013
750ml bottle into a tulip. This one actually blew the cork out of the bottle after I removed the cage. Have never seen that before. Iím really glad my face wasnít over the bottle! Pours with a rediculous amount of carbonation. Like 3/4 of the glass is foam. Not ideal but speaks to the age and funk goin on. Nearly clear light gold body and the head is rock solid and huge. It leaves huge globs of lacing when it finally does start to recede. Impressive. Lots of yeast in the aroma with just the righ amount of barnyard funk. Pineapple and banana notes along with some clove. Grapes sneak through and a touch of tangerine. There is a definite tropical note that is atypical of other saisons I have had. The flavor is a big juicy punch of tropical citrus. Tangerine and pineapple hit right away but there is plenty of yeasty character and clove. Some funk is present although it is held in check in the background but lends a nice drying touch. Mouthfeel is on the full side with a touch of stickyness to finish and a whiff of alcohol. Overall, a very nice saison that is different enough to be interesting. There is a lot of tropical fruit and some funk to make things interesting. A really good beer and it makes me want to try some other offerings from this brewery.


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