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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.


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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KornDogg (537) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Bottle at Bulls Head in Lititz, PA. Champagne aroma. Golden yellow body with tall fluffy head. Very crisp, dry and champagne like. Light pale malts, hints of hops well balanced by a slightly spicy yeast. An excellent saison

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
Appearance: slightly hazy yellow/orange/gold, with a bright, fluffy white head that lasted forever, and with generous lacing. Aroma: smells awesome--big juicy-tart citrus (lemon, orange, some grapefruit), with notes of grass, honey, light clove, and slightly phenolic yeast. Taste: delicious--citrus, green apples, honey, crackery malts, white bread, a nice yeasty funk, and a subtle black peppery bite. Finish: tart, leaving a slight pucker, with a nice bit of citrus and spice, with a slightly dry champagne like palate. Notes: Oh man, I couldn’t wait to rate this beer. Absolutely wonderful. One of my favorite American saisons. What a find, would absolutely drink again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2006
Pours a beautiful golden straw yellow with a slight haze and a nice fluffy long lasting head and kickass lace. When it is cold, the aroma is almost no-existant, but when it warms it actually becomes very nice and is remarkably similar to a traditional saison like Dupont. Must be the exact dupont strain. Aroma is the traditional saison character- slightly salty, leather, sweet malt and spicy phenols, that get very powerful as it reaches cellar temps. Flavor is nice and phenolic, spicy light pepper, clove, more leather and farmhouse notes, and moderately bitter. Finishes very smooth and very dry- exactly to style. This is a perfect American interpretation of a Belgain saison. The next bottle I get, I will have side-by-side with a dupont to see which is better. This is much much better than I expected. I have already decided that the next time I see a case of this, I will buy it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Recently tried this on tap, and was really impressed. An outstanding Saison. Apperance a light gold, which poured a nice head which has some staying power. Smell was crisp and clean, with the Belgium Sasion yeast coming through strongly and subtle hints of malt, apples, maybe apricot. Taste started with a light malt character heavily influenced by the yeast. Complex and subtle fruit flavors start to take over and the finishes very crisply. Over all and great taste start to finish. Mouthfeel was a little lighter than expected but very nice, and for a Saison I found this very drinkable. A winner in my opinion.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2007
750 mL. First impression is, this is criminally underated. This is without question, one of the best Saison examples to come out of America. Most similar to the straight Saison Dupont, probably using the same yeast. It’s a bit sweeter and not as dry as Dupont, a bit less hoppy as well. On the palate, there are some lovely fruit flavors, most notably pear and banana. This is a great saison, clearly the brewer is passionate about the style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
Bottle: Poured a deep slightly hazy golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some pretty nice lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast with nice refreshing floral malt notes. Taste is also domination by some nice floral Belgian malt with some nice attenuation from the yeast. Body is slightly too light for the style with some great carbonation. Very well done for the style with lots of character and definitely something I would wish to try again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (1858) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2008
750 ml bottle split in Duvel glass. Pale straw with lasting white head and lace. Lemongrass, spicy hops and mild vanilla aroma. Mild fruity sweet apricot with spicy hop and complex vanilla hop dry finish. Medium body and carbo. Refreshing yet complex and assertive. Excellent. Both this and Southampton are excellent saisons. Not sure why this one was $6.99 and Southampton is $11.99.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 Bottled, from the brewer, poured a gold color with a large rocky, white head, left some lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart citrus, yeast, possibly some musty barnyard as well. Taste of orange peel and yeast with a spicy dry finish. Also some citrus (lemon) was noticed in the taste. This was awesome, you REALLY need to try an aged version of this saison, so age those bottles!!


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