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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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy bright yellow-amber color with a generous rocky white head, one of the best looking beers around. Aroma is wheat, yeast, lemon, clove. Flavor is bread, clove, grass, acidic. Palate is medium-full, highly carbonated, friuty, dry finish. Outsatnding, one of my favorites of this year.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2007
750 mL bottle corked and caged. Thanks for sharing Kevin. Poured a cloudy orange color with a billowy white head. There was some nice lace on the glass at the end. Attractive aroma of fruit, white wine, and spices. Very effevervescent on the tongue, but appropriately so. Tasted of yeasty bread dough, champaign, subdued apple, and spices. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2007
750 ml I picked up for half of the regular price. Hazy in the bottle with a thick layer of yeast in the bottom. Uncorked and poured slowly into my glass. Bright cloudy golden-orange in color with a billowing huge white head and thick lacing. A bountiful aroma of fruity yeast, musty with a nice funk. Light and tingly on the palate. It’s tangy with a mild sourness, rather balanced and refreshing. Lots of wonderful flavors, the most I’ve been able to detect in a Saison. Oranges and peaches over an earthy malt base. Musty yeast and spicy hops. Tart enough to intrigue me, but not too much. Well done, I thoroughly enjoyed this bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4594) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
Mega-giant white head. Bright amber turns cloudy as you pour. Lively dancing nose. Hops and a hint of Belgian farm. Light airy body. Gently sweet. A little bit sour and tangy. Hoppy funk, although not as funky as some of the Belgian examples.. Belgian IPA or American Triple.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2011
750 bottle into a tulip. Aromas are lemon, coriander, bread, and some fruit. Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a thick white pillowy head with large bubbles. A beautiful beer for sure. Tastes are sweet bready yeasts up front, with hops on the back end. The spice is there but not dominant, and there is a boozy note that is surprising. Body is light to medium and the carbonation is high, perhaps a little over the top on that note. Overall, this is a very good and interesting saison, great for a summer evening.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4143) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
drank at mondial 2011 in mtl. pours bright golden, slight haze, with a towering white head, excellent retention and lacing. aroma is apple, yeast, pear, lemony. taste is honeyed malts, lemon tartness, alcohol, hint of caramel malts (shockingly with this pale blond), oaky, medium citrusy hopping, and some herbalness. very lively, microbubbly, foamy, liquid is still somewhat light bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonNYC (23) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Great saison. Nice sweetness and carbonation, feels heavier than most saisons. Not too funky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver (3206) - 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.

4.2
   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..

4.2
   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.


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