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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (979) - Rockaway Park, New York, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3555) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Big Top Beer Distro, PA variety pack: Pours a light and hazy golden color with a big frothed up white head. Aroma is of pepper, some other spices, mild hops, and a note of kielbasa (according to my brother). The taste and body are equally light. In a sense, this beer fulfills the refreshing function of a saison beautifully. It doesn’t try to be pretentious or experimental, instead it delivers an extremely well-balanced ale with a mildly spice character. If looked at from a normative perspective, there are no flaws in this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3066) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle from a trade with Steeeve. Pours cloudy golden color with white head. Doughy and spicy aromas with some earthy hops. Yeasty flavor with some spices. Medium body with lively carbonation. A nice saison. Thanks Steve.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Hazy, bottle-conditioned golden color. Aroma of malt, spice, flower, herb, licorice, white wine, hay. Flavors of grain, wine white, spice, pepper, herb, licorice. Earthy with spice and bright fruit notes. Balanced finish with carbonic edge. Medium body with springy mouthfeel and moderate-high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4696) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
This poured a darker yellow/orange color with an off white head. Aroma was a good amount of spices, some yeasty notes too. Flavor was a bit sweet for a saison, light light flowery funk, and yeast. OK.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Yellow pour with white head and lace. Corriander and Belgian yeast aroma. Corriander, brown sugar, and Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peppery and slight phenolic. Dry and phenolic. slight yeasty. Bitter and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3062) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
750 ml bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 14MA11.

App.: Hazy golden with a large fluffy white head. Aroma: Strong fruity yeast and wet bread dough, earthy citrus and coriander, biscuit, honey, floral notes, bread crust, some bitter green herbs, spicy, spice cake, a bit of alcohol, refreshing and inviting. Palate: Medium+ body, full effervescence, syrupy. Flav.: Rich, fruity, yeasty malts, earthy and lemony, wet bread dough, minerals, green bitter herbs, a touch of funk, floral honey, quite approachable.

Yeah, good. I’m jaded.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3569) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Saison is not my favorite style but this was pretty drinkable. Big bubble gum notes on the nose. Taste is very dry with thin mouthfeel and medium carbo. Finishes clean.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 19, 2011
On tap at otto’s. Golden orange with thin white head. Aroma is faint funk. Flavor is also faint funk and citrus. Interesting saison.


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