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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours a hazy birght yellow with a nice white film. Aroma is doughy and lemonzest. Flavor doughy yeasty base with lots of lemon and banana. Very nicely balanced and refreshing with no hint of the alcohol. Overall, a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7445) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
750 ml bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet spicy pepper and lemons. The flavor is smooth pale malts and some zesty lemon, a bit of pepper and earthy yeast. Very drinkable. Quite well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melanie (64) - - JAN 6, 2012
Cloudy with a creamy white head. Fruity, banana yeasty flavor. More of a summer beer. Liked well enough but not a favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (790) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Clear golden color with minimal head. Great spicy phenolic aroma. Medium body. Somewhat dry. Nice saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1857) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle thanks to watson1977. Deep golden color with copious white head. Big citrus, apple, yeast, mild clove, perfume-like hops. Lemon citrus with mild sweetness, herbal hop finish. Slightly dry with lingering hops and watery dough flavor. Springy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1725) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle from michael-pollack. Golden pour with a thick fluffy head on top. Wheat and grainy malt in the aroma, with light grassy funk and cereal notes. A sweet yeasty bread type flavor really stands out here. That’s joined by grassy notes and some corn as well. The use of the Pils malt is evident. Not a bad beer but it lacks really any funk or complexity and kind of has a basic domestic taste to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
bottle... medium gold, clear, a huge head be careful when pouring, the head is off white, good retention and lace... musky and big bite of sweetness, but the back has a touch of skunk, ok... the taste is quite good, almost shockingly good, its a sweeter saison, but not so that it dominates, sweet sugary start then the finish is floral and musky, not a ton of depth, but super easy to drink and enjoyable, a good starter saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popkow (302) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Poured a translucent hazy golden yellow. Medium sized white head. Yeasty aroma that was lightly spiced. Taste of sweetness with some citrus aroma. Nice acidity in the middle. Light body and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1645) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at GABF 2011. Hazy yellow pour with a bright white head. Light, funky aroma with a hint of lemon zest. Good well-balanced flavor with little bitterness. An easy drinking saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1150) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Deep clear golden yellow, huge fluffy white head. Aroma is bubble gum and green apple, some barnyard, and spicy yeast. Body is medium + with high, spritzy carbonation. Flavors are biscuity yeast, sour apple, and a crisp, dry pilsner like finish with a lactic acidity. Also some creamy lemon. Kind of high ABV for a saison, there is noticeable alcohol on the finish. Not sure if the German Pils malt and East Kent Goldings hops are the best choice for a traditional rustic Belgian Farmhouse ale. Nicely balanced beer and well made, just not a very authentic feeling saison.

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