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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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 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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10557) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10446) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap at CK thanks to craftycarl21! Good foam. Sweet pear nose. Estery, bright, mild diaper phenols. Taste is juicy, clean pear. Nice dough and honey bread. Very good. Sweeter saison, could use more hop balance. Still, pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9935) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle shared by Kyle at the Winter Solstice. Poured a pale gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of floral and fruit with a backing yeast and grain note. Flavor was similar with floral, fruit and sweet grain coming through with a bit of soap in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
A complex, well balanced saison. Flavors of yeast, coriander, citrus, and wheat. Finished fairly smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2006
Hazy yellow with a big billowy white head. Spicy, lightly peppery aroma with very minute notes of lemon and yeast. Dry peppery flavour with a healthy does of pale malts and warming alcohol. Average but effervescent palate. 7/4/6+/3/15

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Pouring at their booth at BCTC. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Nice musk, caramel, coriander, lemon, and pepper. Thin to medium bodied and very crisp. Tangy, dry, and light. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Hazy copper color, tan head. Sweet, fruity, apple scent. Alcohol, sugary, Belgian yeast taste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
Hazy bright golden colour with a thick pillowy white head. Sweet spicy/yeasty aroma with a touch of sweatiness underneath it. Earthy and dusty. Coriander spiciness, orange peel and apple skins all make an appearance here. Spicy wheatiness that is particularly appealing. Flavour is fantastically dry with a spicy yeastiness underlying a soft flowery and wheaty flavour. A bit of lingering hop flavour makes its presence known as the temperature comes up a bit. Light lime citrus and green peppercorns all contribute to making this one of the tastiest saisons I’ve come across. Gorgeous brew.


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