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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with Palmetto berries and whole Hibiscus flowers. House saison yeast strain along with a dose of wild yeast at bottling add to the complexity.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Iíve been waiting to try this one, Bob thanks for dropping some off! Floral citrus nose, herbal earthy notes with sweet honey. Pours a reddish amber with a thick white head. Sweet malts upfront with heavy citrus notes, some berry flavors as well, light strawberry. The beer is very floral with a spicy dry finish. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2010
$11 750ml bottle. Color was dark, dark amber, almost brown with minimal head but decent carbonation. Smell was sour grapes, apples, smelled nice. the flavor gad a bit of sour, apples, flowers, spice, weird but very good. I am already contemplating going back for another bottle. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-13-2010 21:55:23

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured orangish amber with a white head. aroma was tart cherry and orange. flavor was much the same. body was medium with high carbonation. a solid brew from SS.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle, fuck this beer. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Fruit punch and citrus at first whiff but quickly changes to overripe fruit and cherry tones with a modest warming. Vinous apple tones, a fizzy lively apple body. A messy sweet crab apple warming. Just a fucking mess, poured half down the drain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
poured ligfht with a small head smelled of tart fruit and tasted about the same i liked it

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours clear brown with ring of bubbles. Nose of sour cherry, tangerine. Taste of tart apricot, cherry, brett, with a fruity carbonated finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
@FBGBF-750ml bottle-pours a retaining light tan head and copper color. Aroma is fruit, yeast, light/medium malt. Taste is fruit, dry-barn/yeast, light/medium malt. OK effervescence.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle from Stateline. The pour was orangey in color, ok intial head, diminishes after carbonation settles a little, lacing ok. The aroma was citric, herbal, earthy, fruity. The flavor was much the same, sour, lactic, faintly tart, some funk, some yeast, some floral notes. Mouthfeel was acidic, moderate body. Nothing great or bad. Snore. These guys underwhelm me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3751) - - MAR 7, 2010
750ml bottle. clear reddish/orange under a small white head. flavor is very plastic-like(super elastic bubble plastic....balloon stuff i played with as a kid). notes of berries and nutri-sweet. not really getting into it. moderate-high carbonation. medium bodied. a bit sticky. "straaange breeewww..do whatís inside of you".

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2010
A tiny push on the cork causes it to rocket out of the bottle - very lively (and loud!) pour - well-sustained head of loose, soapy bubbles - effervescent body - hazy burnt orange - hibiscus is very prominent in the nose, along with some other wildflower notes, a touch of honey, acetic acid, the faintest hint of damp oak - despite the lively carbonation, it feels soft in the mouth - some honey sweetness up front, but this fades fast, and the beer remains semi-dry for most of the experience - dry, bitter herbal character - a bit of sourness that tastes almost like rye - a bit of oakiness and acetic character arrive along with that - some mild earthy funk on the back end - despite the fact that it is rather dry, it never develops the crispness that distinguishes a quality saison - it just seems kind of "wet" and sort of flabby - some warming character in the finish, with lingering acidity, some peach and apple flavor - there are some good things happening in this beer, but they donít wind up coming together nearly as well as they could.


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