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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
75 cl. bottle: Pours unclear yellow/orange with a fine large egg white foam. Aroma is of yeast, wheat, spices & fruits (orange) Just the right amount of spices. Fresh & crisp. Smooth & soft. Filling body. Sparkling carbonation. Dry lasting end! Very nice - but this still misses something compared to the orig. Belgium ones!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle, 75cl corked. (From trade with the_epeeist) Pours a nice golden body, slightly hazy, topped by a big, white head. The aroma was a bit disappointing, not that it was bad, it was just not pronounced enough. There’s yeast, hops, cellar, and some sweetness, most the aromas one could wish for, but as said, too subtle. It has a nice, sweet and hoppy flavor with a good bitterness, resin, sugar and a farmhouse touch to it, finishing with a lasting bitterness. Nice, effervescent, medium to fullbodied mouthfeel. It’s 7.4% ABV is well hidden, making it a very drinkable beer, and it’s sure refreshing too. (071228)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13412) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle at ølbaren - cloudy yellow - white head. Yeasty, citrus, zesty, youghurt, spicy, fruity, milky, sweetness, sugar, white pepper. All the saison caracters, but it needs the crispness & freshness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12627) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2007
Opaque peachy colour. Fresh spicy, peachy, dusty complex aroma. Very dry. Has a lot of musty attic character. Light spice and florals complement this. For me, the dryness is a bit astringent, the yeastiness too dominant and the carbonation too aggressive and distracting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2008
Bottled
Pale yellow, a bit hazy color, floating yeast particles. Fruity, a bit sticky, glueish aroma, Belgian ale like, but perhaps not very Saison-like. Very American style Saison: fruity yeasty, peppery and a bit papery. Not bad, but lacking something .. depth?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11943) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a huge white head. Aroma of orange peel, mustiness, lemon, florals, and toasted malt. Flavor of lemon, yeast, and floral hops with a soft mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
750 ml bottle. Hazy golden color, huge dense white head. Aroma of hay and grass. Taste is peppery, bright, lots of malt, some anise. Bitter finish. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2007
(750ml bottle) Large, fluffy white head that gradually diminishes to reveal a lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rose, orange, some coriander. Taste is moderately sweet, coriander, perfume, orange peel, some herbal/grassy, peach. Dry finish. Medium body, light some acidity. But for the sweetness, I would think this excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle. [thanks to my good friend, Vicky, for bringing this from the States]
Pours a clear golden yellow with a giant white head. It is creamy on top, and further down, it is very bubbly. There is an amazing amount of bubbles surging upwards. Nice spicy flavour. Ginger, oranges, coriander, wheat, yeast, lemons, melons and barnyard. Lively mouthfeel, but still rather creamy. Flavour is lightly vinious, more than other Saisons, I’ve tried. Flavours include a nice fruity hoppiness, lots of ginger, lemons. Very dry finish with a light tartness. I had to rate this before it became available in Denmark (which it is tomorrow :o) ). Really a good Saison, but the Belgians are funkier and more complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
Slightly cloudy golden with a big white head. Nice complex, fresh aroma, with orange and spice. Dry and fruity flavour with spice and some bitterness that could be alcohol, spice or subdued hops.


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