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RATINGS: 290   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2008
2006 Gushing bottle when the cork came out. Pours crispy golden with a huge fluffy white head and coats of lace. Very hoppy, funky aroma with spice, yeast, banana, clove and some barnyardigan. Nice prickly carbonated feel on the tongue with a spicy, dry finish. Very nice saison that I would buy again.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1131) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pour is a bright cloudy yellow with an average white head. Aroma is lemon juice with some nice yeasty esters. Flavor is a fresh fruit at first then comes some sugar and white wine grapes. Finish is dry and plenty of yeast esters. This was a solid saison. Very fruity and flavorful.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad484 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Poured champagne color with an abundance of stubborn head. Very carbonated. Very crisp and clean as well as refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmoosey (78) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
750 ml. bottle. pours a gold with a small white head. Smells of lemon and yeast. Smooth on the tongue with a malt sweetness and a light bitterness. Light and crisp on the palate with a clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear pale yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of medicinal lemon and straw. Taste is plain bitter straw.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2350) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
This has probably been on my wants list for 5 years at least. Finally getting a chance to tick this one off. Split with the Saturday afternoon football and beer gang. Pours a light yellow with a big white head. A little more full bodied and sweet than many saison’s I’ve had lately. Nice peppery spice and a dry finish with effervescent bubbly texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Thanks Jrob21. Pours hazy golden with nice white fluff head. This saison was full of fruitiness, citrus, clove/spices. Fuller palate than most saison. Fruity finish. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer has a nice clear golden color to it with a well carbonated one head and minimal lacing. The smell of the beer has a mellow yeast scent, a small amount of spice and lemon zest that follows. The taste is very earthy with a nice spicey, lemon flavor to it. It also has some minor malty flavor that kind of lingers around tool. The mouthfeel is decent with a clean, crisp, mildly bitter finish that hangs around. Overall, a decent saison but nothing flashy or out of the ordinary.


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