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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 Beige, slightly hazy. Slightly funky, with some pedio. Fairly full body, spicy, with a nice firm alcohol finish with herbal hops. This cuts through just a hint of sweetness at the fore, which comes in a little plasticy. Some spritziness moves the body forward. Decent little saison.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12587) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours medium gold with tiny bubbles and a four finger frothy white head. Mildly funky aroma. Medium body with sparkling carbonation. Flavor is funky and yeasty. Maybe a tad musty. Finishes that way. Farmhouse it is. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12315) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2007
(750ml bottle, thanks Shadrach) The bottle oozed white foam as soon as the cork popped, and it gradually was replaced in the glass by a hazy lemon yellow body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some floral, light lemon/grass. Taste is medium sweet, orange, spicy, some clove, pepper, light dusky. Fairly dry finish. Creamy medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2007
(750ml bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a cloudy golden body with a fluffy egg-white head. Aroma of lemon, mustiness, florals, orange peel, and pear. Flavor of spicy yeast, malt, and citrus hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11805) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Fruity and malty aroma with a nice mineral touch. Dry and refreshing fruity flavour with a bit of alcohol. Very authentic saison.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
on tap-pours a foamy white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is musty, spice. Taste is clove, spices, musty, grain, light hops-bite, dry. OK carbonation. Occasional.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Name: Saison VOS
Date: 05/31/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: light golden yellow, lots of carbonation, big bright white head, drippy lace,
Aroma: nice light spicy aroma with a touch of estery funk,
Body: body has a very carbonated mouthfeel,
Flavor: touch of sweetness in the flavor, nice spice character, good yeasty bread character, grows on you as it warms

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10701) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a bit hazy golden yellow appearance with a thin off white head. Fairly spicy, peppery, lemon, light banana aroma. Pretty dry, lemon/orange citrusy, somewhat spicy, grassy, pils flavor. Pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10133) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle... Hazy yellow ale with a huge, frothy, white head. Terrific retention. Spicy, breadsy nose with banana, pale and fuzzy fruit esters, coriander phenol and dough. Sweet, fruity flavor up front, then gently bitter, slightly pungent and spicy on the backside. Medium-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. Finishes a touch tangy then fairly dry. Without the cage, my bottle would’ve opened itself. Feisty!


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