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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22 oz bottle into a tulip. A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head isnít as towering as some saisons, but it is a one finger white shade. Retention isnít 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, itís 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 thatís 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. Thatís never good. Otherwise, itís easy to drink. O: This oneís nice, but not my ideal saison. With a little less sweetness, this could have been killer. Still solid, still worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1754) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange with a dissipating white head and sweet fruity, spicy aroma. Taste is full of spices and fruity notes along with yeast into the peppery, fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1824) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
With Z, a bomber, pours a dark rusty orange with a very small beige head. Nose is yeast, spice and cloves. Taste is yeast with good funk, with spice , cloves and alcohol . Ends on the same tasting notes with a moderately long alcoholic ending . Nice saison ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madelfonatree (226) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2015
2013 purchased at Kenny Road Market in Columbus, Ohio for $2 in 2015 and enjoyed September 9, 2015 in a MadTree tulip/snifter. Look - Thick bubbled white head was there but gone before the picture. None left. No lacing. Very clear cider like body. Smell - Sour. Apple. Pineapple. Strawberry. Taste - Cider like apple/sour. Yeast. Malt. Cinnamon. Feel - Carbonation surprises me with look. Heavy. Overall - This is a two year old farmhouse. I didnít have high expectations. Mainly a cider compared to saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bomber from Kenny Road Market: murky gold pour, thin tan head. aroma of sweet lemony, yeast, background candy banana. tastes are malty, honey candy, belgian spices, dough, little funk, earthy. some late bitterness. feels heavy - yeasty, sweet sipper. kind of weird and all over the place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (4756) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at hollywood during the spring Harley tour of 15. Looks like pale lager, has a stronger sweeter almost volatile smell. First taste is not as rude as I was expecting considering the alky content, hides it well. Rather smooth and well behaved. Even has hints of wildness on the tart side if you look fer them. Now a slight aroma of mildness sticks its head upa as well. Civilized and one of the better higher alky saisons Iíve had. Nice job smutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Pours a hazy orange-gold with a small white head. Aromas of yeast, spices and a variety of fruit. Tastes quite fruity along with spices and a good amount of sweet malt and yeast. Medium bodied. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Solid, but boring saison. Appropriate hay, yeast, pepper, slightly tart, minimal barnyard. Just fine,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (743) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bomber compliments of Phatdog1. Poured an unfiltered golden color with a white top and lacing. Taste of lemon grass, spice, earthy, and a touch of sage. Lively carbonation, medium body. Overall itís a little watery on the palate, but Smuttynose did a fine job of hiding the alcohol!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8857) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, biscuit, some vanilla, hints of slight yeast into a bit of grain, touch of white fruit into a bit of yeast. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, some spice into a bit of lemon, white fruits with a hint of orange, finishing spicy, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

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