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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Southampton Saison Deluxe is a special version of this Belgian Farmhouse classic. This unusually complex and refreshing ale is brewed to stand the test of time. Its fresh, vibrant flavors will change gracefully with time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2827) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2011
750ml bottle. This is a sweet saison, the pila malt is the dominating flavor. Touch of spice, some buttery notes are present and it is distracting. Not a bad beer but not very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3314) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Been sitting on this bottle perhaps a bit too long but still very good. Taste is spicy and crisp with nice floral and spice elements. Light lemony esters and a bit of cardboard but still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
750 ml bomber, the best base saison, very carbonated and crisp, This might be a little past cause it tastes a little cardboardy but it is so crisp and delicious. I am pretty delirious. AH FACK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9253) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Pour is hazy yellow with white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, fruity lemon, some grape notes as well, hints of biscuit, grass and a touch of honey. Taste is really nice and refreshing with notes of pleasant grass, biscuit and honey, some nice fruity notes and spice complementing each other, finishing fairly dry and spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2011
750 ml bottle. Deep, cloudy, glowing golden with a fine, thick head. Lovely. Spicy, mineral aroma, lemons, yeasty and fragrant. Flavor is creamy, fruity (lemons, white grapes), spicy, lot of yeast character, minerals, very dry, especially in the finish, with good bitterness as well. Restrained fruity sweetness. A bit too much alc9oholo showing in the finish. Resembles a Dupont more than any non-Belgian saison I have had. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Refreshing and crisp. No heavy hops here. Stone fruits - peaches or apricots. Not as carbonated as I would have expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Corked and caged. Pours a hazy orange with a giant head that takes forever to allow a full pour and settles to nice lace. Aroma of hay, cantaloupe, grapefruit, and yeast. Bready, softly sweet and sugary flavor with essence of lemon, light yeast and earthiness. A bit aggressive in carbonation, but a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robgibbens (431) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
The color is a gold with lacy foam. The aroma is doughy, biscuity but floral. the initial taste was sour and caught me off guard, but sweeter malty notes settle in after a few sips. The finish is crisp and mouthwatering with twinges of sourness remaining. Interesting flavors. Great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Appearance: cloudy light orangey gold, huge fluffy white head, great beading of carbonation jets and good lacing. Aroma: sweet, spicy, yeasty, herbal, with the expected gentle funk. Taste: citrus (lemon) over saltine crackers, with notes of white pepper, grass, and dandelions, with a hint of sweet-tart candies and funk. Finish: very crisp, lightly bitter, a little bready, and with a hint of herbal funk. Notes: A prototypical saison, meaning this is an excellent beer. I expect no less from Southampton, which seems to excel at farmhouse style ales. This one had a very lively palate, and the alcohol is nicely hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (4139) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle at le mondiale 2011. Great funky, peppery, citric aroma. Lots of nice grassy, hay hopiness. Great carbonation, lively and light. Light bitter finish. Great sour, funky finish, world class saison.

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