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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Smoked saison made by our very own Jason Hansen.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2157) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
I absolutely loved this beer, awesome smoked saison, notes of bacon in this bad boy, easy to drink, on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Half pour at the brewery, reviewed from notes. Aroma is lightly smokey, with a strong yeast presence that emits pear/apricot skins. Somewhat funky, slight lactic notes. Pours a hazy golden color that is unfiltered and a big soapy head that dissipates slowly. Leaves no lacing, no legs. Taste has bright sweetness immediately followed by a smokey, salty, meaty flavor. Funk taste is carried through that reminds me of hard cheese. At first it was hard to take down, but as it warmed up the flavors became more pleasant. The smoke is balanced by the light tart finish, and a nice mineral quality that brings out the base malt. Small fruit presence lingers. Thin body, with medium carbonation and a slight dry finish. Definitely the best smoked Saison Iíve had. The smoke qualities are well balanced and not overpowering, which makes the finish of the beer refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap @ SARA tap room. Saison with huge smoke flavor! Really well done, unique beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (941) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Spicy pepper and orange aroma. Wheat-like grain in background. Hazy deep gold with full white head. Spice and lemon flavor. Crisp spicy phenols.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Light orange-yellow with a thin film that left some decent lacing. Nose is very interesting with spice, yeast, and some sweet malt that is complemented by mild hickory hammy/bacon smokiness. Taste is sweet with light bitterness and the idea of salt from the cured pork flavors. Along with that are clove notes, a little funk and yeasty sweet grain that dries out with some faint bitter notes. Medium body. This combination could easily be a mess but itís no surprise that SARA did it so well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3107) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Such a tough style to nail down.... smoked saison? Lotís to keep in balance here, and they do it spot on. It pours yellow/orange with a disappearing white head. The aroma is lightly smoky with jerky, wheat and spice. The flavor is huge smoke yet light on the palate with fresh wheat, fruit and yeast melding beautifully with the smoke in the finish. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (626) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Aroma is slightly malty with faint cracker and grain, but is moderately smokey. Smoke is light in character; definitely not peat or cherry wood. Moderate pear esters. Pours a cloudy gold color with a thin white head that lingers on the edges. Only faint lacing and small legs. Flavor is moderately sweet in the beginning with some light graininess. Mid palate the flavor is all overripe fruit and is fairly sweet. The finish is balanced with medium light bitterness and moderate smoke flavor. The finish lingers with light smoke and some more graininess. Faint pear in finish as well. Light tartness to help balance the sweet and smokey. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately creamy with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall a nice beer with well balanced smoke character. The smoke works well with the esters from the saison yeast. Could be a bit drier but that might make the smoke too apparent and unbalanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
On tap at Sante Adairius. Aroma and flavor of Anais, but put through a smoker. Notes of campfire, sweet orange, lemon, light Belgian spice, and some yeast profile. Again, excellent mouthfeel and carbonation. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
On tap at SARA last Friday. Pours cloudy amber with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is smoky, citrus, yeast, peppercorns. Smoke is more prominent after swirling the glass, but fades with time. Taste is fruity, lightly tart, only lightly smokey - more of an accent than a dominating characteristic. Light zesty bitterness present as well. Medium body, dry finish. Nice beer, as expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popery (1349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pours a slightly brownish yellow, light oak. Glowy in the sun. Small white head. Little to no lacing and the bubbles fade pretty quickly. The aroma is a mix of light smoke and earthy saison flavors. Itís all smoked mushrooms and fresh pale malt. Iím always a little nervous about smoked saisons, and while this beer didnít wow me from the first sip, itís quickly growing on me. Itís like drinking a rustic saison in front of a campfire. Itís relatively sweet with an umami kicker. The finish is refreshing and dry despite that meaty middle. Feel is full and relatively heavy for a saison, though light for a smoked beer, of course. Very interesting stuff. Iíd sorta like to try a twist on it, maybe fruit or barrel.


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