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RATINGS: 295   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.


Borresteijn's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4574) - Amsterdam, - JAN 27, 2013
75cl Bottle, thanks Harmen! Clear deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of dry malts, light spicy, fruity esters, phenols. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, dry, sharp alcohol and fruit esters, light spicy bitter finish. Light-bodied, thin. OK beer.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3670) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Caramel, apple, funk aroma. Clear golden, thin head. Apple and lemon, dry. Not a whole lot going on and tame for the style. No off flavors though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1535) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Ed. Dusty yellow, bright body with a bone white head that fluffs up nicely but recedes very quickly. Aroma contains apple skins with a mild tartness, some gummy yeast, bread, & a little bit of clove & minty spice esters in the finish. Taste follows closely with lots of yeast, apple skins, biscuit malt, & a hint of funky tartness. Brett, maybe? Touch of hay & a hint of clove in the finish. Dry. A little uneventful, nothing doing, really, but not bad, either. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (844) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pale straw pour. Light, spicy aroma. Flavor has some spice and yeast notes, but body is a little thin. Overall this just isn’t a very good saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (560) - - MAY 19, 2014
Transfered from BA review on 2-15-12 - Served on-tap in a 12 oz chalice Appearance – A medium golden body with a slight off-white head. The head is filled with large carbonation bubbles and upon fading leaves a bit of lacing on the side of the glass. Smell – The smell is largely fruity up front, with nice citrus and some more tropical aromas. There is a biscuit-malty aroma toward the middle which is mixed in with an ever so slight astringent “funky” aroma. Taste – A little on the sour side initially with some lemon and citrus. The more subdued sourness gives way to some hoppy and sweeter flavors toward the middle - sweeter citrus fruits with some more tropical’s; orange, mango, sweet lemon (lemonade) and even a little sweet apple. These sweet flavors are mixed with some yeasty flavors and a more sour green apple-lemon flavor, which come into play and rounds out the flavor profile. Mouthfeel – A lighter bodied beer with a moderate to fairly high level of carbonation. The carbonation suits the beer quite nicely with the lighter body making it quite drinkable, although its thickness is lacking a little bit and it could use a bit more. Overall – A nice “wild” brew. A little thin in the body which when mixed with the sourness makes it taste a little like an ale with a bit of lemon squeezed in (but just a bit; overall it is vastly better than this). It is well worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1061) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 10, 2014
750mL bottle. Very grainy. Crisp and simple, but very nice. Dry. It's kinda like Budweiser in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1229) - 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 (3175) - 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 (81) - 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 (8283) - San Diego County, 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.


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