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RATINGS: 295   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Bright clear golden color with a huge bubbly head. Big lacing. Sweet, and wheaty aroma. Wheaty and yeasty. Flaor is pretty roasty and wheaty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle. Pours gold, with a white head. Aromas are spice, yeast, citrus, with bits of wheat and grass. Flavors are citrus, spice, yeast, malt, hops and yeast. Medium body, and a nice sweetish finish, that eventually turns a little dry. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2006
thanks to weeare138 for this big bottle tat was corked and caged. poured a golden color with a big fluffy white head that took forever to go down and left a lot of lacing. aroma big citrus nose with pepper and yeast, orange, musty. flavor a nice orange and lemon yeast and a nice bite of hops. I think this my 5th saison and it is the best I have had. I not a big fan of this style but I think this one is changing the taste buds

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2006
"Poured a golden color with a nice white head, didnít leave much lacing. Aroma was of citrus, and a little grass. Flavor was or citrus little grass as well and some hops. Good Good beer."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Tap at Royal. Wrong taphandle, says its royal weisse, says saison on the menu. Color is translucent orange gold, though, so itís saison, and itís got a low retention eggshell head. Lightly hoppy, yeasty, lemon wheat aroma. Malty and lemony in flavor, nice ssession strength and balanc, with bitter lemon hop finish. As flavorful as some triples (I wrote that when I thought it was a wheat and I was suprised). Bubblegummy. Fairly nice, probably the best beer I had at Royal last night.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
White pepper and orange blossom nose. Coriander, allspice, clove and apricot hints come thru as it warms. Becomes more citric and floral on the palate with jasmine hints. Very clean dry and spicy finish. Bottle

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle - corked and caged - courtesy of hopdog! Empties a vibrant gold, like an autumn sunset, with an eruption of foam. Very lively! The aroma instantly releases light buttery notes, wheat, light peppery hints, Belgian yeast, in-bloom flowers, light lemon meringue pie, and mild spices. Faint candyish fruits dance in the background. Taste blends lemon cheesecake, light buttered popcorn, hay bales, spices, Belgian yeast and a blossoming flowers. Light earthiness in spots and maybe a hint of perfume. Delicious! Body is light, arid and whispy, but still feels rounded and full. Finishes with light grains, lemon zest, light horseblanket, bit of earthiness, mild spices, yeast, and candied fruits. Very nice stuff! Surprisingly lower than expected ratings for this...

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2006
750 bottle. Lightly hazy, pale gold body sports an enormous, towering, pillowy head with incredible hang time. Complex spicy and yeasty aromatics with nuances of white and szechuan peppercorns, floral and barnyard notes, ginger, wheat, and clove. Flavorwise, the beer fails to impress, with subtle crisp buttery/rye cracker malt, wet slate, watermelon rind, soap, nutmeg and fresh cilantro leaves. Thin, airy, foamy palate. The long mild aftertaste is a little spicy and a lot metallic. A real letdown after that great bouquet.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2005
What a classy brew! A tad sweet. Rich cloud of a head. Amazing body. This beer is big party, wraped in a one pint bottle. Enjoy!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
Rather sweet aroma has some woody and floral notes. Clear golden body is topped by a low white head that recedes to cover and coats the glass. Fairly spicy, peppery, coriander flavour with grassy, haylike hop character and light bitterness. Medium light body with lively strong carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, egajdzis, Eyedrinkale, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.


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