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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22 oz bottle into a tulip. A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head isn’t as towering as some saisons, but it is a one finger white shade. Retention isn’t great, however. S: This actually has a nice whiff of funk to it. It takes a while for it to really hit the nose, though - upon opening, it’s mostly comprised of white wine with a spicy undertone. There are also some candied sugar notes buried in there. Aside from being a little sweet for my style preferences, it hits upon the major aspects well. Swirling it, in particular, will really allow all that stank-ass cheesiness to hit the nose. T: It starts off with a wave of spiciness. Earthiness is also prevalent - especially around the middle - but some of the funk notes are a bit subdued next to the aroma. When sufficiently warmed up, swirling the glass will cause some of the funkiness to reappear more vividly - not just on the aroma, but on the flavor as well. The finish is bready and (perhaps) slightly too sugary. Definitely a good saison that’s only let down by occasional overt sweetness. M: An initial fizz helps to lift the (rather dense) body off of the tongue fairly well. After the swallow, though, it leaves a bit too much sweetness on the back palate. Even worse, it also leaves a bit too much astringency on the front of the palate, making it slightly harsh. That’s never good. Otherwise, it’s easy to drink. O: This one’s nice, but not my ideal saison. With a little less sweetness, this could have been killer. Still solid, still worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle in a Smuttynose beer class ar The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Hazy, yellow-amber with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of light fruit (orange, pineapple, peach, lemon et al), sage, spice and yeast. Taste of light fruit (lemon, peach, apricot, orange, pineapple et al), sage, spice and yeast. Light/medium body and high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1119) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
750ml bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. American pint glass. Pours a golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of spices, cereal, bread. A little wet dog. Taste is pleasant with spices, coriander, sage, light citrus and bread. It has the typical Belgian Saison yeast taste. Not the best blended flavors ever but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Sampled at Portsmouth Brewery. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of light spice and light fruits, pale malts, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best combo of the flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1742) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours hazy gold with a very thin white head. Aroma is spicy, earthy, hay and yeast. Taste is sweet and spicy. Medium bodied with some warming on the finish. Very soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3299) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Pour is a clear yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a nice dusty lemon with a bit coriander and spice. Flavor is a nice big fresh juicy fruit with a bit of dry spice and pepper bringing things up in the end. Lots of fruit esters are left on the tongue after the swallow. Very tasty and very dry. My bottle said 7% abv and this better fits the style rather than the 9% it used to be.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2871) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
bright orange, nose is cloves and spiced oranges. taste has an overall hoppiness that’s smooth Saaz? some bananas and spruce tips.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bomber from Julios. Rated from the bottom of the bottle. Yeast swirled in. Fuzzy white head that fades quickly to a thin lace. Cloudy light yellow-orange. Fruity citrus-banana aromas. Bread-fruit flavors. Slight bit of spice. Low hopping. OK overall, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3551) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Cityfresh Supermarket, Bushwick growler: Pours light orange with a white head. Aroma is dusty, slightly farmy yeast, with a whole bunch of fruitiness and light hops. Taste is lighter on the saison than is the aroma. Still nice and fruity, with a little dusty dry note in there. Alcohol well covered. Feels like you are drinking a 5% alcohol beer. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle from Proof. Golden pour with a fluffy white head. Good funky, cheesy yeast aroma with lemon, earth and spice. Slightly sweet entry with cheesy and sourdough yeast fading into a spicy ending. Sweeter fruity body with laid back carbonation. Not too shabby.


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