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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Flemish brewers add sugar as an adjunct during fermentation. We add "American sugar" in the form of real maple syrup made by our neighbors at Big Tree Maple, a farm literally across the road from us. Cheers to collaboration and big old trees. Tasting Notes: Earthy Aroma; Mild Bitterness; Dry Tart Finish Pair With: Salads, Seafood, Earthy Cheeses, Fruit Desserts.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (502) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
I didn’t notice much of the sugar from the description. Tastes like a normal saison, with some ester notes - especially banana. Not the best, but a unique take on the style. Worth trying at least once.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
2015-06-12. Lightly hazy dark yellow body with a nice creamy white head. 3+ Aroma of dry malt, lightly yeasty, pale malt core. Flavour alternates between sweet malt and a much dryer sharper character. Mild alcohol throughout. Intriguingly the maple comes out more in the bottom half of the bottle. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Bottle shared by Blankboy.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1773) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Hazy golden amber. Nose of sweet citrus and Belgian yeast. Nice. As it warms, tiny pockets of maple. Flavor is sweet citrus and more Belgian yeast character. Again, a bit of maple residual as it warms. Adds a nice twist. Pretty nice overall, but a tad sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1425) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
On tap at whole foods. Crisp golden color. Nice light head. Body is nice for a clear farmale. Citrus and pretty good hops for style

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6156) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 29, 2015
2014 Backlog. Bottle. Pours a golden body with soft white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with lively carbonation and notes of earthy yeast, soft grassy hop, grain, malt and a strong clove / spice character that kind of distracts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at brick and barley grand forks. Yellow light body. Vanilla biscuit aroma. Taste is nicely balance and sweet. A really enjoyable and flavourful saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (1034) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Bright shiny gold with a huge soapy white head. Aroma is sweet juicy fruit, yeast, banana, and a touch of funk. The taste follows closely with the maple syrup sugars coming in on the long finish. High carb, slick feel. Earthy. Complex, unique, very good but, not my favorite. --- via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1265) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2015
22 oz bottle poured and shared by Maxwell. Thanks! Pours a super hazy yellow color with a big white foam head. Huge lingering yeast flavor thoughout, and well into the late palate. Slightly sour, and has a definite maple and spice flavor background. Really enjoyed this one. Fun beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a small white head on there. Nose has some nice Belgian yeast notes with some funk coming through, though it’s a bit muted. Taste is very slightly sour and a bit yeasty, and some funk to it here as well. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Big bottle with commonshawn and rosskyle. Snifter glass pour. Vibrant light orange. Quarter finger white frothy head. Aroma is also very bright with citrus characteristics and syrupy undertone. Maybe banana.Taste has more funk than expected almost in the vein of a Belgian tripel. Slight floral bouquet comes to mind. Fruity bitterness comes through especially in a powerful punch at the end. Lasting citrus peel overwhelms the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (633) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Big bottle from Haskells with commonmac and rosskyle. Hazy gold with white head. Spicy and some citrus nose. Resin syrup spice. Sharp and spicy, with a spike of sugar. First sip was kind of surprising but gets better when you get used to it.


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