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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Saison Faucille results from a select harvest of barley, wheat, rye and oats. Complex character and a silky mouthfeel help to define this one-of-a-kind farmhouse ale.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2011
(750ml bottle, 2011 vintage) Pours a golden body with a tall foamy white head. Aroma of florals, grass, lemon zest, and mustiness. Flavor of grass, florals, pepper, and earth with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
I brought to RBWG-750-thanks hbmason for the trade–pours a tight off white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is yeast, bready-light malt, some grassy/lemon. Taste is yeast/wood, bready-light malt, some grassy/lemon.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
A hazey blonde golden saison with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet pears with light orange peels, light peppery notes, nice. In mouth, a nice smooth saison with sweet notes, orange pulp. light coriander, quite nice. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 9 2011.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Nice goldenish pour. Aroma is lightly spicy, yeasty, wheat, earthy. Flavor is fruity, dry, crisp, yeasty, earthy. Good stuff. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8015) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Paul’s and Ryan’s tasting. Pours cloudy yellow. Nose of wheat and yeast, some citrus and grains. Taste of grains, wheat, yeast and peppercorn.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Exuberant yeast showcases banana esters and dough within buoyant floral, herbal hops and comfortable cereals for a delicious American Saison.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty golden.
-The fluffy natural carbonation made this quite drinkable.
-The flavor profile is perhaps more intense than your average Saison.
-The yeast signature was quite loud throughout, but it never felt out of place.
-Citrus fruit emerged once in a while.

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle at the double 5k tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Big fuzzy musk, citrus and toast. Spicy yeast, musky. Medium bodied, huge carbonation. Toasty wheat, and a big musky phenolic yeast filled finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6511) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Poured an extremely cloudy orangish gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of doughy funk with a bit of sweet grains, flora and citrus backing. Flavor was similarly funky with earthy and doughy notes with flora and sweet grains mixing in as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2011
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, pours the color and texture of orange marmalade, aroma is pineapple and yeasty, flavors of soft grains, bitter grapefruits,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
In short: A rustic, tasty, fruity and slighlty tart blond Saison. Very good.
How: From a bottle at Mondial de la Bière 2011
The look: Almost clear light blond body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is quite rustic with notes of sweet bananas and mangos. Nice full body with a fluffy mouthfeel and a lively carbonation. Taste showcases the rustic character of the beer with both a dusty attic and a barnyard sensation. Plenty of fruity flavors including bananas, mangos and lemon zest. Light hops presence that feels a bit herbal, a bit flower petals. Finish is quite dry A nice tartness. A friend told me that I have to like this beer if I like Saison. He was right but don’t you hate people that let other people tell them what to think? Of course you do.


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