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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   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 (446) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
I didnít 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1296) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Cloudy, flat golden yellow color, big puffy head. Lots of sediment floating. Glows like a lava lamp. Aroma is mild phenolic plastics, but not "off" aromas. There are hints of perfumes from citrus. Some bar soap. Flavor is Belgian funk/spice, mild candi sugars, perfume, and yes, a hint of that maple syrup. The maple is very mild, not at all intrusive. Some Lemon Pledge (not that Iíve ever actually drank that, wink-wink). The horseblanket is VERY strong with this one. The feel is prickly and smooth at the swallow. Somehow Saisons are both fresh and musty at the same time. This is a pretty nice example of one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (903) - USA - SEP 29, 2014
Golden color with a touch of amber. Light white head. Aroma is slight clove with a touch of maple sugar. Flavor is light and crisp. Light spices with a bit of heaviness from the maple sugar. Still fairly balanced if a touch sweet at the end. Wife: 3.9

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1903) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2014
From bottle. Bright orange pour with a nice fluffy white head that diminishes to a nice layer. Grassy, grainy, tart, aroma. Nice fresh, bright flavor. A little alcohol in the finish, but enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3590) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle: Poured a coppery orange with a huge two and half finger off white fluffy head. Loads of Belgian yeast in the nose. Taste is light yeast soap suds, carbonated, and dry tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazed golden pour, nice foamy white head, some decent lacing. Smell is spicy and some esters, some sugar. Flavor is sweet saison, spices/fruit. Imperial saison but a deent one as the saison yeast is heavy but not over the top.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1327) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
750 ml bottle, bottled on 12/04/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is decent, and thereís a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like citrus peel, straw, peppery spice, apple, and a bit of maple. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some wheat/grainy malt, pears, earthiness and a bit of bubblegum. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís creamy and has soft carbonation which helps make this easy to drink. I think itís a good overall brew, definitely worth a try. $8.99 a bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (531) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Fruity, yeast aroma. Hazy golden body with medium lasting head. Flavor begins sweet, with hints of clove, fruit and slight earthy bitterness. Sweet maple, candy, citrus finish. Overall a lighter taste than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rsarto7 (1) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Beautiful color, nice aroma. Weak initial taste...just don't taste the maple syrup.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Clear gold with a white head. Nice meld of saison yeast and a light woodsy/maple flavor. Finishes lightly dry with an earthy/peppery flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Foggy honey color. Tight white head. Pleasant, belgian fruity-yeasty aroma. Funky, woody, boozy, green apricots , pretty mature after you get into it. Medium body, slippery mouthfeel. Biscuity aftertaste, spicy, fruity finish. On tap, Brass Tap. Warming.


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