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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A Belgian style Saison (or Farmhouse Ale) brewed with a blend of British Pale and German Pils malt and hopped with East Kent Goldings. Fermented with a special proprietary yeast which imparts its dry, spicy character. Golden orange in color.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy light gold with a small white head. The nose has light florals, lemon, and yeast notes. Floral on the tongue with a hint of pale malt sweetness and a light grassy bitterness. Light and crisp on the palate with a clean finish. No Dupont, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
C&C 750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Wexford, PA. Pours a golden color with a slight haze. Large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bready malts, stone fruits, caramel, mild spice. The taste is tart stone fruits, bready malts, mild hops, spicy finish. Medium bodied, well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/27/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apple skin, pear, lemon zest, grape, grass, straw, floral, clove, light honey, bread, funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big pear, apple, lemon zest, pepper, clove, grape, light honey, grass, straw, bread, light funk, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, grass, straw, clove, pepper, floral, funk, light honey, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast flavors; with a good malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent saison style! All around excellent balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
slightly hazy medium golden color, beautiful dense white rocky head. earthy, musty aroma, yeast esters. some bitterness mixing with mallt flavors, effervescent, spiciness. quite a solid, delicious belgian style saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2013
A very nice saison - a style which I typically donít like. A very pleasant floral aroma w/ a deep golden pour. It has a thin white head that leaves decent lacing. The taste is refreshing w/ a good amount of flavor. Smooth & drinkable at nearly 7%. Pretty good stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2013
Stamped 11/18/13, I assume best before November 18, 2013
Appearance: The body is a beautifully clear golden amber with a towering white foamy head. The head has decent retention and dissipates very unevenly.
Aroma: The aroma is spot on for what I expect from a saison, dry, spicy, hay, semi-sweet malts, and a touch of citrus. I enjoy this.
Taste: Sightly malty from the start Saison Vos reveals nice subtleties throughout of sweet leaning citrus to a light peppery overtone that lingers through the finish. This is great.
Palate: Full bodied with lively carbonation, slightly sharp.
Overall: This is a great saison, well worth buying again. If this were in cans in 6 packs I would buy it a lot this Summer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1034) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft at Champs. Cloudy. Pours yellow w/ rimming white head. Apple nose, spice, coriander. Flavor is sweet with spice, clove and coriander, some basil and thme, rather dry and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods Devon. Pours hazy orange with a small white head that is gone very quickly. There is a lot of small carbonation bubbles in the glass. The aroma has a bit of a citrus note.. maybe lemon.. light orange? and a good bit of Belgian yeast funk. The taste is dry, funky, and has a bit of lemon zest. Good and cheap!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2013
75cl Bottle, thanks Harmen! Clear deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of dry malts, light spicy, fruity esters, phenols. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, dry, sharp alcohol and fruit esters, light spicy bitter finish. Light-bodied, thin. OK beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft @ Phoenixville location on 15 Oct 2012 got a 10 oz. pour. Pale, clear yellow color. Average carbonation without much head. Nose is a mild wheat, grain and light spice. Flavor fell right in line with the aromaís. Very thin body. I donít know, something about this just really didnít do it for me. Either Iím missing something or I wasnít in the mood for it. I would order the Grisette before thinking about this one. Not bad in anyway maybe I will give it another try at a later date.


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