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RATINGS: 417   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2011
This is a very solid, unassuming saison that pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a big frothy head and is reminiscent, in many ways, of Ommegang’s Hennepin, although not quite as good. You get a bit of lemon and belgian yeast on the nose, and those flavors are predominate upon tasting. The hops come through, but not on the same level as with Hennepin. I like it, but I’d prefer a 4-pack of Hennepin for about the same price as a 750 of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a big two fingers of super frothy white head. The head has excellent retention and leaves behind a lot of lace as it slowly fades. S - Aroma is a mix of lemon peel and other citrus smells and some yeast. There is some light spices and some pepper alongside some straw. Touch of slight tart fruits and some funk also. T - Starts off with some tart and slightly sour lemon and some Belgian yeast flavors. There is a bit of wheat in the background. Through the middle, some spices and pepper come out with a touch of tart fruit. The finish is a mix of lemon and some light spices and a touch of funk that lingers. M - Medium to medium-light bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Feels really smooth and crisp. Has a nice dry mouthfeel to it throughout. D - Very drinkable. Lots of complex flavors mix together for a really great beer. The spices and the yeast are really nicely incorporated into the other flavors for a really pleasant flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2011
Cloudy yellow pour with a big white head. Aroma is lemon peel, spicy funk, hay, maybe a bit of biscuit? Flavor is lemon and yeasty spice but the mouthfeel is amazingly smooth. This was a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
mmm, saison .. . Pours a hazy yellow pear, good head and super sticky lacing .. . light funk, touch of sweet corn, 1 gram of aspirin, hay and pear .. . quaffable and enjoyable while being a bit refreshing- nice stuff .. . On the other hand, you have different fingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2608) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2011
Corked and caged 750. Pours a dingy and light gold with a pretty massive frothy head that slowly recedes and leaves the sides of the glass covered in a thick layer of white foam. Aromas are pretty pungent… lots of lemony fruitiness with a little farmyard and a light spiciness. I’m enticed, but first sip is pretty betraying. It has suddenly morphed into something nearly cloying… like Lemon Drop candy or over-sweetened lemonade. The mouthfeel is kind of sticky and it sits heavily on the palate. If I pay real close attention, I can pick up a little of that funk that came through so strongly in the nose, but for the most part this seems like a miss. Way to sweet and not nearly dry enough for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours light orange to amber in color with a thick white head. Aroma is heavy on the citrus and very sweet. Flavor is filled with fruit such as oranges, bananas, pears. Touch of bitterness and hops in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (998) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2011
The pour was pale amber in color, and the body underneath the four finger thick foamy head was very cloudy. The smell was biscuit like, citric, and floral, all characteristic of a rustic character. The taste was lemon juice, saltine cracker crust, and coriander. From the start to finish, this beer was extremely dry. This was basically summer sunshine liquefied, and packaged for consumption. The airy body was like a stiff sea breeze in my face. What a joyful expression of the art of brewing. Seemingly simple as you taste it, but that is because it is so meticulously crafted to hide artificiality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11784) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to Brooha. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose of yeast, ripe fruits, basement funk and orange rind. Taste is the same with a nice lemon zest finish. Nice full mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (613) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Cloudy yellow with ridiculous head. Aroma tropical citrus fruit, grass. Medium body, some carbonation but not overdoing it. Flavor is mostly fruity, some yeast, wheat, spices, nice dry finish. Not bad although wouldn’t go hunting for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4271) - Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a very thick but quickly dissipating off-white head - not too appealing, but appearance isn’t everything. Aroma is strong and fruity, the latter being mainly pear and banana, with a hint of yeast. Refreshing flavor is mainly fruity, again pear and banana mostly, with tones of malt and yeast, a sweet citrus hint, and just a whisper of hops. Texture is fairly smooth yet strongly fizzy, leaving behind a tingly, fruity finish.

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