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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Sanitas Saison represents all that makes beer great. Inspired by age-old tradition, brewed with premium ingredients, and shared among friends over great food and celebration, this fascinating ale is our pride and joy. Its fruity, grassy flavor from a blend of hops and a rustic farmhouse yeast surprises drinkers with complex approachability and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajtrupp (316) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
The reviews on this beer are hilariously everywhere. The "detergent" deScription should sound crazy, but I kind of get it. But paired with the citrus tones and peppery finish, it's not at all unpleasant. I respect the reviewer before me who called it "piss water", yet still gave it a 2.9. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2014
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH this is piss water, smells and tastes like 1/3 saison, 2/3 dish water, itís charming

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6906) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, corn starch), trace hops (herbs), lightly yeasty (sweatsocks), with light notes of banana/gum, lemon taffy, DMS, rubber, insecticide. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light body, watery texture, lively carbonation. An amazingly bland rendition. Imagine blending a light Belgian blond ale 50/50 with water...no exaggeration. I mean, I realize saisons were originally a safe alternative to water and all, but...wow...it doesnít mean the beer canít be interesting and enjoyable (see Dupont Avril for a much lower ABV example thatís still jumping with character). It starts off with nary a head whatsoever, even when poured from a height...crystal clear as well. So, thereís nothing remotely Belgian about the appearance, it honestly looks like Coors and that ilk. I canít imagine thatís what they wanted. Beyond the near lack of an aroma, there are some off notes as well...some cooked veggie and rubber/plastic, dirty yeast, and maybe even some fusels...so not only is there not much to entice you, there are some things to repel. Incredibly light and watery mouthfeel completes the picture. All in all an impossible beer to like. I strongly suspect the 3.8+ ratings here are from friends of the brewers, or were otherwise bribed in some way to give a good rating...there is just nothing in this beer to enjoy (and I love light, delicate beers more than most). Sure hope this company makes some changes, for their sake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at Sanitas poured a clear pale yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, pepper and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pepper and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12 oz can pours clear golden with a white head. Nice looking can. A bubblegum bomb. Pretty much smells like Bazooka Joeís in a can. A hint of phenols and a bit spicy, but very one-dimensional. Donít find this as offensive as some people obviously.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap @ Sanitas. Pours a fairly clear yellow appearance with a white head. Apple, lemon, banana, a bit salty, chemical aroma. Tangy, metallic, banana, green apple, cheese, garbage flavor. Hard to finish more than a couple sips.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (8801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Draft. Filtered clear. Dish soap and laundry detergent with banana-flavored salt water taffy, hair spray, saccharine, etc. Horribly dirty aroma, I really donít even want to taste it. I saw TARís review a couple of weeks ago and Iím not trying to find the same things in this, Iím being open to it, but it really is one of the worst-smelling Belgian / saison-like beers Iíve smelled. 2 for aroma and Iím not sure why it isnít a 1. Fizzy, sour, sweet saccharin-flavored gummy candies and laffy taffy. Light body, sweet, low bitterness, chalky yeast. Godawful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap @ Sanitas. Golden pour with a white head. Banana candy, sugar, and metal. Apple juice, pepper, and water. Maybe some paper. Gets more and more sugary. Flavor is banana candy, metal, and paper. Bitter pepper, tart, a bit solventy, and green apple skin. Really astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerAltitude (5) - Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
Iím excited about this one. Served in long tulip glass, I was welcomed by a beautiful golden, clear beer with a nice frothy, white head. The hops gave this beer an extremely inviting, fruity aroma with a subtle bubblegum undertone. As for taste, this was a nice rendition of the classic Farmhouse Ale. Discreet clove flavors complimented an apparent citrus finish. Overall, this beer was extremely refreshing and crisp. Apparently, Sanitas will be canning this beer year-round and I welcome the opportunity to be able to have a drinkable saison in the mid-winter months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeerbitch (5) - - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
Draft in Taproom. Pour a glistening gold with a two finger stark white head. Aroma of sweet apricot and a light belgian-esque bubble gum. Flavor caught me off guard. A little tart, but nice! Fruits in the flavor, a touch of grassy hops, very crisp and drinkable. Interesting yeast here, i wonder what it is. Light body. Not the most complex Saison iíve ever had, but if iím looking for an easy drinking, everyday Saison, this is my new go-to.

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