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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Belgian Farmhouse Ale with citrusy American hopping and tart, earthy funkiness from Saison yeast. Light and effervescent with a dry finish.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s SO Event. Darker gold with modest, frothy white head / Deep, mellow nose of citrus, tropical fruit, honey, soap, violet, clove / Full body, sweet, syrupy, and somewhat cloying, fruity, big hop bite and bitter finish underneath / Muddy flavors of cut pine, orange peel, grapefruit, honey, soap, clove / For me, a very clumsy effort by this fine brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft at bangers and lace, Chicago nice Saison , blindfish pour, good spice, little funk. Medium mouthfeel. Good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2013
On draught at Gigantic’s Chicagoland Beers event at Apex. Clear golden color. Light yeast and malt aroma. Golden grape, slight hop, great yeast profile. Finishes with a little spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
on tap at bangers for the takeover event. quick rate... pours a hazy golden orangey brown hue, mostly non-transparent but allowing some light to pass through. topped with a thin soapy white head...aroma of semi-juicy citrus esthers that pair beside that belgian yeast predominancy that i found present in a number of their brews from this evening. fairly clean and straightforward... flavors are more of the same with a sweetness throughout without a corresponding dryness on the backend. belgian yeast, bananas, and citrus notes for the most part. medium to just above that with adequate carbonation. ok.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Had tap at the Solemn Oat beer dinner at Wild Monk. Served in a pilsner-esque taster. A: Pours a clear golden color with a thin whtie head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring and it leaves some sticky lace down the glass. S: Some light pear, stone fruit and yeast all show up in the nose. The yeast is slightly peppery and phenolic. Some light cracker malts are present as well to give it a litte edge. T: The taste follows the nose. Nice stone fruit and pear flavors mixed with some spicy, peppery yeast. Lighter malts show up on the finish. M: Light to medium bodied, this is definitely heftier than most other saisons. Nice medium carbonation level with dry, almost chalky finish. O: I actually really enjoyed this. The 6 oz. pour I had was perfect and I’d definitely try this again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-28-2012

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Draught at the brewery. Pours a dark orange amber with a thin creamy head. Not particularly funky with a little yeasty esther, more dry and earthy aroma. Flavor is dry, tart with little sourness. Finishes dry, nice crisp carbonation. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2789) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 oz. taster at S.O. "Plain" saison funk in the nose… I say "plain" because I’ve the white pepper variation in the next glass. Taste also has that happy rustic ale funk and fruitiness of a warm ferment. Not so tart as they claim, but instead some stone fruit and dubbel sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed, golden-orange colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is fruity and somewhat spicy with a lightly sweetened, bready malt backing. Some citruses with a light tartness, Belgian yeast pepper, a light floral note, and a few melon fruits. Flavor is similar. Fruity with a somewhat spicy Belgian yeast up front before a lightly sweetened, bready malt backing comes in. A bit earthy with some pepper and melon before this finishes fairly fruity and lightly tart with some yeast spice and a moderate bitterness that dries this out with a light malt sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid saison. Fairly fruity with a nice, dry, somewhat spicy bitterness balanced with a firm, bready malt backing. I like the light tartness in the finish as well. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Draft at Belgian Fest. Pours a deep gold with a sticky white head. light haze. The nose is softly Belgian and fruity. White pepper and rubber. Faint pils malt, hopping seems low. Alcohol is noted. On tasting, quite fruity with more of the rubbery notes. A firm bitterness is there but the yeast is distracting, drying it out with some astringency. Light bready grain notes and some hops on finish. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2357) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 On tap at the annual CBS picnic and self served to clear plastic with a lightly hazed, orange/amber color, moussy, cream colored froth to the lingering head, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma presented some dank grain pungency, moderate fruit & citrus, and some yeasty spice & pepper. The flavor contributed smooth malt, some sweetness, medium hop bitterness, a bit of acidity, and alcohol content that didn’t hide, resulting in a strong and dry finale. Started out questionable but ended up rather strong. Pun intended! Next time, on tap at Ellyn’s in Glen Ellyn, IL. Dispensed to a fluted snifter with a clear & bright, deep golden color. The hop bitterness was earthy, with some lingering quality to it, and followed by a bit of tartness. Again, the alcohol was definite and warming. +.1


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