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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A homage to traditional European beers brewed for quenching the thirst of farm workers of "Saisonaires." A unique Belgian Saison yeast is used to impart a mixture of spice, fruity and earthy notes along with a lip smacking palatability.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (512) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy pale gold colour with a white head. Aroma is lemon zest with some yeast and a touch of spices. Flavour is light citrus and yeast, pretty light and not much going on. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Draft. From notes. Barnyard and horse blanket funk, along with a little tart citrus. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2064) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Hazy gold/orange color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, some floral, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, citrus (notably orange & lemon), fruit, and some pepper hops; Dry finish; Standard carbonation; Nice enough.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Pours a clear carbonated gold with no head. Has a sweet caramel, malt, wheat, and citrus aroma. Has a sweet caramel and prune taste with some citrus and wheat. A slightly sour aftertaste, but nothing intense.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized bubbly white head, short retention leaving a thin top film and the rest receding to the edge; light lacing. Aroma is pear esters and perfume alcohol initially with medium cracker and Pils malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is medium pear esters and yeast spices, lightly spicy alcohol, light spicy hops and light hop bitterness, medium cracker and Pils malt, balance is to the esters and yeast spices with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, medium alcohol warmth and prickly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2013 bottling. Clear golden color with white sheen. Fruity, bready, spicy Belgian yeast aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Dusty pale malt base brew with big spicy earthy yeast, dough, and white grape fruitage___warming alcohol twang to finish---good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2357) - New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottled. Slightly pale gold. Particulate. Charismatic floral sugary saison aroma. Light hops, pretty credible.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Appearance: lightly hazed light yellow, with a thin, quickly vanishing creamy white head. Aroma: nose of yeasty esters, citrus, banana, light funk, uncooked pie crust, clove, banana, and a whiff of herb garden. Taste: extremely sweet, with strong notes of banana, orange, and vanilla cream over a lightly peppery yeasty note which includes clove; then there’s some light floral honey notes and a hint of dried herbs. Finish: surprisingly dry, with that herbal sage note shucking and jiving in the background under the slowly fading yeast. Notes: Definitely on the sweet side for a saison, with some straight up hefeweizen characteristics. Then the sage comes out, really drying the palate. Alcohol was extremely well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (399) - New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
On tap @ Good Beer NYC. Hazy yellow color. Earthy barnyard funk & lemon in the nose, slight twang in the taste but very very sweet & yeasty. Light/med mouthfeel, really really surprisingly high ABV given the taste & mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
It has a hazy orange body with a small one finger white head. The head quickly fades to a thin filmy layer which still makes lots of spotty lacing on the glass as I drink. The yeast notes really come though here in the nose. It has both a fruity estery character with notes of orange zest and a funky earthy character with notes of wet earth and light spice. Its firm medium body is loaded with complex yeast notes, boozy sweetness and mild hop bitterness. There are some notes of tropical fruit esters, dry spice and funky earthy barnyard from the yeast. This is mixed with a malty sweet boozy base and there is a good battle back and forth between dry funk and sweet malt with sweetness coming out on top. In the finish I get some hops coming in and adding some light bitterness and dryness but overall sweetness still pulls through on the tongue. Carbonation is active yet still smooth in the overall texture.


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