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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Traditional, French-style, Spring beer. Fruity and smooth.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiercepanda (454) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2014
A hazy golden orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is grain, grass, lemon, floral. The flavor is lightly bitter, spicy, and peppery, a little fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, pear, apple, grape, bread, clove, pepper, floral, herbal, light coriander, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, bread, pear, apple, clove, pepper, light coriander, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, bread, light fruits, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with decent robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. A bit too dry on the flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good biere de garde style. Good complexity and balance of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Needed a bit more malt in the flavors, but otherwise a nicely enjoyable offering.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jay_Dubbz (63) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle. Very interesting take on the farmhouse style. Bitter throughout and complex. --you've been Dubbed.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1391) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Very average in everyway. Bland but some spicy taste and medium body. On big closeout---because it wasn’t selling!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is a brilliant dark amber to copper with a tall slightly off-white head that is persistent, settling into a creamy full coating. This is an excellent looking beer.
Aroma: The aroma is sweet leaning with some malts with a presence of watermelon and strawberry with hints of peppery spice. The malts are a tad musky and a bit weak, but smells nice.
Taste: The intro is slightly fruity of strawberry but quickly gains watermelon overtones that are prominent with a mild malt base and a peppery watermelon finish. The finish lingers a bit spicy and lasts a bit.
Palate: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: What a pleasant beer. This is a Spring seasonal, but I would like this in the Winter. The lingering spicy finish is perfect for the Winter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a soft and lightly hazy peach flesh gold with one or two fingers of creamy off white head. Nose shows a nice fruity malt sweetness with notes of caramel and spicy hops. A light and earthy malt character shows as well. Flavor is nice, upfront malt sweetness and earthy malt profile. Some light bready notes and a spicy character. Medium bodied with a nice crisp character.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3083) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with very little head on it. Nose is decently sour and smells like a good saison, but without the funk on it. Taste has a little sweetness to it, and just some hint at some fruitiness. Not a huge fan of this, but it’s fairly drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1811) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Grainy aroma, golden amber medium bodied beer, light bitterness and fruit sweetness. Came in a run of the mill 12 ounce bottle, but better than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy dark orange pour, zesty head. Aroma is spice and herb. Strawberry and nectarine note in the herb flavour. Herb and hop in finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Nice orange/yellow color, crystal clear with a small off white head. Nice floral notes on the nose, maybe some rose petals, some ripe fruit, a little cherry and a nice kind of caramely malt note. Nice red fruits on the taste like cherry and strawberry, nice flowery notes, and a good malt presence. Great easy drinking and flavorful beer for those warmer days.


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