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RATINGS: 465   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4032) - 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 (1696) - 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 (3241) - 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 (2689) - 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 (1342) - 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 (3444) - 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 (1688) - Charleston, South Carolina, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1476) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle conditioned in 2013, 7% ABV.
Appearance: The body is a clear pale straw color with a short white head that has average retention, settling into a thin white coating.
Aroma: The aroma is a blend of pepper and sage with a big lemon presence and mild malts. Certainly bright though maybe too much spice.
Taste: The intro is crisp straw with lemon that leads to a mildly sweet malty mid-taste with a peppery and sage finish.
Palate: Light and crisp, very appropriate for the style.
Overall: This is a very crisp and refreshing saison, but it has a bit too much spice, maybe just take away the saison.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Spiced aroma, slight vegetation, mild fruitiness ,pretty large body, interesting take on the style.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
UncleJ (17) - - JUL 9, 2013
Aroma is estery with hints of solvent and fusel alcohols. Appears dark golden, perhaps closer to the yellow of an international lager. Tastes very fruity with slightest hint if bread in the finish. Starts unpleasantly thin, finishes unpleasantly warm and syrupy. The alcohol is well masked though the presence of fuels is a cloying reminder that this is supposed to be a "big" beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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