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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2008
750ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Pale gold, tiny froth of a head once the initial pile had subsided. Corny, sweet aroma. Toffee-like sweet taste, sticky on the lips. Becomes a bit more treacly after a while. Not an amazing saison - not crisp or fresh, but a tempting succulent body and soft malty finish. Spoilt only by too much sticky sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle. Poured hazy amber with a huge fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy yeasty citrus aroma. Light to medium body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour flavor with a medium sour finish of moderate duration. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13314) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2007
A hzay golden saison with a thick lacing white head. Aroma of catnip, dandelion, herbs, very complex and enticing. In mout, a light sweet malt with dryish hops, mineral notes, and warming alcohol. Notes of Brett/leather. Rich and complex...another winner. Tasted at "Montréal YeHA! Party 2006". Dec. 16 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12953) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2008
Corked bottle, tasted @jbrus’s place. Honey color, tiny lumps of yeast floating. Flowery citric hops and fresh cheese in the somewhat flowery aroma. Citric, "funky", cheesy flavor with grapefruit. Grassy, hopbitter aftertaste. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
750ml bottle-pours a big foamy to rocky off white head and yellow color. Aroma is barnyard, yeasty, some earthy cheese notes, saaz/grassy hops. A Belgian Golden [Duvel] comes to mind. Taste is barnyard, yeasty, light malt-some sweetness, saaz-spicy hops. Dryish finish, a lot of carbonation. [taste reminds me of a slightly sweet Duvel]. Nice beer as an American Farmhouse style. Occasional. Thanks to jwc215(BA) for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
750 mL bottle received via Secret Santa July 2008. Pours hazy orange with a large, rocky, white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw, meal), average hops (herbs, grass), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of pear, wood, and pepper. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is slightly funky with some yeast and fruits. Sweetish fruity flavor with some yeast, light funky hints and a rather dry finish. Medium-bodied.

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