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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
bottle. pours a clear pale gold with a huge white head that fades halfway pretty quickly, but slows down, and leaves huge chunks of lacing as it goes. nutty malt smell with a lot of coriander, which does a good job hiding the fresh spring morning backdrop that the yeast are trying to create. light fruit (oranges, white grapes, pears, and apples) notes occasionally reveal themselves, but the spice is too assertive for them to play a big role. in the taste, the nutty malt is again the dominant component, and again the spice ruins what appears like it would be a pretty solid ester profile. light, dry finish, some bitterness from the spice, and a bit of some hop bitterness, very little sweetness, fairly light body, kind of a surprising resinous mouthfeel. rather astringent. very bubbly. i didn’t really notice much in the way of tartness, and there’s no noticeable brett, either. it’s a good beer, though my tone might suggest otherwise. i am just personally tired of the beers where the yeast might create a unique and wonderful character but they kill it with too much spice. still, every fan of belgian golden ales ought to give it a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2006
I am not much of a fan of the saisons...at least not yet, but I thought this was really good. A vibrant yellow color with a vigorous carbonation. Lots of spicy yeast in the flavors with all sorts of zestyiness and lemons/cirtus. Very refreshing and even shows a little bit of the funk in the flavors. It was pretty good, highly recommended for a saison and it was very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
right up there with any saison out there. nice citrus quality along with the usual spiciness and breadiness seemed over-carbonated in the bottle, lots of foam inside...yet when poured was carbonated perfectly. like another rater said...might not be worth paying more for than dupont for being right around the same quality

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle. Golden with big white head. Aroma: Yeast and citrus. Flavor: Spices and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Cloudy yellow pour with a very large beige head. Belgian yeast strikes you, with some light citrus notes. High in carbonation, and just overall good drinkin. Nice middle session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Poured yellow with a pillowy white head. A bit sweet initially, but mellows and balances out nicely. Tart/bitter towards the end but finishes nice and cleanly. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2008
bomber from bob. Thanks! Pours yellow and clean. Pillowy fluff head. Smells are bread, flowers, and ginger. Taste of floral, rusty iron, and dry martinis. A wonderful saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IEBAILI (125) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Corked and caged bottle via trade w/ MrBendo. Bright golden color, slight funk and lots of citrus on the nose, tastes of creamy vanilla and citrus, slightly tart, awesome saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
750 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy, golden-yellow with a large, white head. Aromas of banana, citrus, clove, and yeast. Flavors of citrus, spices, and some hop bitterness. Very carbonated but has a sort of creamy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2007
[Bottle, February 2007] Dark yellow/ hazy orange pour. Small quickly diminishing white fizzy head. Aroma is citrusy with notes of lemon and orange peel. Flavor is heavily citrus. Orange and lots of lemon. Finish has medium bitterness.

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