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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
sampled from a 750 at brewtopia 10/21/06. This may be the best saison I have had. Hazy golden with a big off white head. Aroma is spicy, peppery, bready, earthy and tangy citrus. Taste is tart citrus, earthy yeast, peppery, with a long, dry lightly bitter finish. awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottled. Poured Golden with an immense, fluffy, white head. Lots of foam. Nose was sour, yeasty, and citrusy. The flavor was tart, citrusy, yeasty, with a touch of spice. The finish was dry with alcohol tones and a nicely carbonated mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Unholy insane huge white foamy head. Poured into my La fin du Monde tripel glass it was about 90% head and 10% liquid on first (careful) pour. It then expanded even further creating a mound worthy of mashed potatoes circa Close Encounters of the Third Kind before finally chilling out a bit. The aroma is very peppery, lemony, spicy... Very yeasty overall. The flavor is quite lemon loaded up front then the spicy yeast kicks in. Sweetness also makes a presence that balances things out a bit. Medium-light palate with a lightly fizzy (not nearly as much as one would expect given the enormity of the head). Quite nice and very fun to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
750ml bottle Pours golden amber with a nice forthy white head that stays very well and laces the tulip glass in weblike patterns. Aromas of yeast, honey, lemon, some grass, and a spice presence. Good complex flavor includes honey, yeast, dough, lemon, pepper, corriander, and some grassy hops. Palate is light and airy with a somewhat spicey dry finish. Amazingly complex and quite fantastic to sample..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2007 Pours a hazy honey/orange/golden with a huge blooming off-white head. The aroma has a touch of barnyard funk, a very bright lemony/grassy bouquet and strong yeast scent. It’s amazingly lively. Almost too much carbonation. The mouthfeel is immense. Soft malt touch upfront. A bit earthy citrus aspect. Touch of spicyness with hints of coriander, peppery. Somewhat grassy with a lte but nice resiny tartness. Balanced, lively and highly drinkable. Not as complex as the original Saison. Perhaps with aging this will match, or maybe surpass the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Bottle. Pale orange/yellow color with a huge white head that lasts forever. Tons of bubbles. Grassy, straw aroma with yeast, bread and cheese. Light maltiness with a flowery background. Very tame aroma, but nice. Nice flavor. Citrus like tartness and more yeast. Spicy, slightly sweet, with a really spicy aftertaste. Somewere in between the way black pepper and a radish makes your mouth feel. I can really feel it in my throat and on the back of my tongue. Just enough bitterness. This is an excellent saison, and complex, especially for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 Rating #150. 750mL bottle. This beer looks incredible, to begin: clear golden-orange beneath a fluffy off-white head; well-retained with strong lacing. Generous aroma, showing some tartness, barnyard funk, lemons and herbs. Nice up-front tartness (just a bit), followed by a medium-to-full mouthfeel showing pepper, citrus, some bread and yeast - all surrounded by a candy sugar sweetness. The finish is peppery, well-balanced. Very enjoyable saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Bottle. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of citrus (lemons), yeast, floral and a little bready. Tastes of citrus, light yeast, and light spices. Nice, refreshing and easy to drink. Alcohol content hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 9, 2006
KSBF 2006 RB after party. Pours a hazy golden with an average bubbly white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, lemon and wheat. Falvors of the same, hints of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2526) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2006
I kind of agree with notalush that this is nothing too special and yes it doesn’t "excite" me. This is a well made saison, to represent your typical saisons. Very well done but it doesnt have anything really different or special about. I did enjoy it, I would drink it again and recommend it to others but it doesnt take any leaps away from your standard Saisons. I will say its an exceptionally beautiful beer. I mean the head is huge and the shooting visible carbonation make it look so lively. It is a mainly pilsner malt heavy Saison, just like they should be (as I understand). Low on spiceness. It is very lively and thirst-quenching. The carbonation is a bit too strong right now but that will settle with age. No funk to it either which is ok. Just a bit fo sweetness as it warms. I mean its good stuff.

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