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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Nice looking beer with a fluffy head. Aroma is sweet and citrus with some spices. Taste has a bit of honey and clove with some faint citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2992) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Delicious and refreshing saison...not strong and cloying like the trend seems to be with this style. Aroma was a little weak. Light pilsener malt with heavy yeast character. Pour was a nice hazy light yellow with a two finger white head. Taste was nice and crisp. Heavy yeast and pilsener malt with a nice strong biting carbonation. No flavor dominates the other and the mild noble hops provide just enough of a spicy dry finish. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Earl of Essex, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Fruit, a bit sour, alcohol, yeast.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, fruit, a bit sour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Spicy, not as sweet as others, yeast character a little overpowering

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2005
On draft, Phoenixville location. Poured a golden straw with nice 1/2 head. Aroma of banana, spices, belgian yeast. Flavor is ok with a general spicyness, wheat, clove, and with a very mineral finish. Palate was the highling of this beer for me, nice velvety mouthfeel with good carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer, but it lacks intensity on every front. None of the barnyard/complex flavors and aromas of a true Belgian Saison. As if brewed not to offend anyone. Very clear pour, needs more yeast and funk in there. Where’s the funk?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2006
22 oz special ’wedding gift’ bottle, shared by egajdzis at O’Briens. Pours golden, mostly clear with a large foamy white head. Sweet malty aroma, with yeast and herbs, a little smoke (?), light citrus notes and spice. Flavor featured spice and bitter herbs, earthy notes, a bit of hoppiness and very astringent. Medium body and foamy carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2481) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
Pale cloudy yellow/orange in colour, very large white coloured head, fair retention, good lacing. The aroma is of citrus, mainly lots of orange, floral hops, yeast and must. The flavour is very yeasty and musty, lots of orange and lemon citrus, some spice. Sour mouthfeel, medium body, insane carbonation. Finishes long, fizzy, lots of yeast. A very yeasty saison, very high amounts of carbonation. The carbonation becomes a bit of a distraction.

750ml bottle shared by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>mds, thanks Mike.
Opened on June 22, 2007.
No best before date.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Sample from a bottle. Light yellow in color and cloudy in appearance with a soft white head. Weird nose of grain and spice, a but floral, but not really peppery or exciting at all, more of a herb-like spice note. Oily texture up front, lightly drying in the back, which is nice enough, but flavor-wise it comes across perfume-heavy and green, with a distinct oily vegetable note throughout. Okay overall, but a little weird and a little too green.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3834) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2009
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Straw yellow pour with an inch of fizzy white foam. Aroma is light and spicy with hints of pepper, spice, apples, and yeast. Flavor is spicy and a bit sour at the beginning with a lot of bitterness and yeast in the middle, and a lightly sour and spicy finish. Not bad flavors but a bit too sour and fizzy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009
pepper, apple and yeast in the nose off of a very fizzy golden body. thought the flavor was interesting, coming very close to matching the aroma, but i thought the balance was off a tad towards the ends as the grass and bitterness pushed the other flavors out of the way.


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