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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
To commemorate our 25th anniversary, Santa Fe Brewing has created Saison 88, a Belgian-style, farmhouse ale. Brewed with German pilsner malt and American wheat, it pours a pale, unfiltered straw color with a snowy white head. Saison 88 is generously hopped with traditional Czech noble hops and a splash of citrusy American originals, Simcoe and Cascade. With our own Galisteo farmhouse origins in mind, we fermented it with a fruity Belgian yeast balancing black pepper notes and a citrus finish. Saison 88 is a bright, crisp, easy-drinking ale, true to our rustic origin and perfect to quench the thirst of a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a pale, straw yellow color with a thin, white head. Spice and citrus in the aroma; lemon and coriander; bready. Initial flavors are like the aroma with peppery flavors and a touch of hop bitterness added to the mix. Light bodied; crisp, clean, and dry finish. Overall its fairly decent, worth a try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a thinnish off-white head, some lighter gold and bronze tint. Light-bodied; Spicey and relatively pungent kick from the hops with a bit of a wheat and grassy flavour and some subdued hops showing citrus, grass and perfume. Aftertaste shows a bit more grassy and herbal depth with a lingering light airy and easy drinking finish. Overall, a nice beer with no harsh flavours and nothing terribly pungent, just relatively easy-drinking and pleasant. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Campus Liqours (Switzer’s Wine & Spirits) in Norman, Oklahoma on 13-September-2014 for US$1,99 sampled a few minutes later at a tailgate in Norman, Oklahoma - Thanks Phil (haddon90)!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethdude (705) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours gold with a thin head. Aroma is very nice- traditional grainy, citrus, slightly funky, peppery. Flavor is a bit ordinary- big yeasty, wheat start with a bit of pepper, some burlap, some funk, some floral (dandelion) notes. An odd nutty note towards the end. Bonus points for 5.5 ABV though, I respect any brewery who goes for the true provisional quality of this style. One of the better saisons I’ve found in a can, and certainly one that will accompany me on camping trips in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7858) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Solid bright peppery grassy Saison. Bright yellow, big cap. Yeasty flavor with some nice hops and a soft prickly feel. Dry finish. Slightly tart. I could go back to this..."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Can: Semi clear gold color with a monster white bubbly head. Citrusy, malty aroma with not much of a saison characteristic in the flavor. Sour vegatables, and not in a good way, and kind of off. Muy malo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Can shared by PinkZambia light haze deep yellow with a huge white pillowy head. Standard French yeast aroma. Very pale light malt flavors with a strange hay and rusty nail character. Just OK

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 24, 2014
This looks excellent, cloudy yellow with a huge head. This is light and fruity and very easy to drink. Very similar to a Leffe blonde. I like this a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1101) - , Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Can to glass. Yeast spice lemon banana in aroma. Light and easy to drink. Nothing wrong but nothing stands out. Good for summer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with white head. Funk, spice, yeast, and wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12 oz can pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast. Spice and malts. Taste is spicy, yeast, grass and malts..

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