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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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a classic Belgian farmhouse ale brewed with estate grown barley & raw spelt.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a four finger thick, and rising, pale tan colored head that would have overflowed my glass if I didn’t choose to eat it instead. The beer is a metallic seeming gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright yellow gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of bright fruit and dried hay; specific notes of pear, floral apple, hibiscus, nutty pale malt, pale wheat cracker, and some melon like notes.

Effervescent, which pairs well with the light body, dry, which still can’t suppress the bright fruit notes, and quite complex, with a mélange of flavors, this beer is my idea of a Saison. The grain character has a nice, dried straw like character to it, a soft cracker like malt note, and this mixes with a light herbal character, perhaps a touch of lemon zest, or citrus character, and grassy hop notes. The yeast character contributes a soft clove character, a slight mustiness, some woody black pepper, a touch of ginger character.

This is quite nice, not the most complex Saison, but it definitely hits the spot.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (954) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
Cloudy golden with a thick white head. Aroma is slight hay a bit of wheat and maybe a touch of bread. Flavor is light, effervescent with a bit of a crisp bite. Very light bitterness and a clean palate. Wife: 3.9

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2439) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle in Seattle. Yeasty golden yellow. Tart yeasty aroma, some sourish grain. Sweet lemon, tart. Interesting beer, subtle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (283) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy golden amber with a large white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, malts and spices. Taste is bitter, fruity, grassy hops, yeasts, spices. Long bitter aftertaste. Not really my style I guess.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2014
Golden blond with thick, soapy head. Yeasty aroma and taste. Very fresh and light. Zesty and lively. It suits the high carbonation level. Very refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bicky (13) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Nice dark yellow colour, a big head of foame. The smell is a little bit soure, some yeast and some spices. Also a bread smell. It has a nice bitter teast. A little bit soure. Some spices, a nice saturation and some old hops. The teast stays long in the mount witch is very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6984) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Pale golden pour with a monster white head and lots of bubbles. Nice aroma of funky yeast and spice. Similar taste, finishes a bit dry. Yummy stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2618) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden in color with a fluffy white head. Bready malts, light funkyness, yeasty and fruity lemon notes in aroma. Barnyard, lemon and grainy notes mixed with light spicyness in taste. Earthy, sour and tart fruityness in finish, light bitterness as well is present in aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ Midlaren holiday. Hazy orange colour with a big white head. Smells brett, fruity, dusty, slightly sour, herbal. Tastes sweetish, apricot, yeasty, brett. Lots of carbo, medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Bottle. Surprisingly drinkable considering the slightly boozy aroma. Herbal, taste is dry, minerals. Rubbish rating after quite a few drinks. Rerate: 14/11/14 aroma is tripel sweet and fruity, strawberries and graininess. Taste is good, pear, bit of citrus, sweet, slightly medicinal. Good stuff. Nice body, somewhere between a tripel and a saison. Not of tropical fruit later on. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansjelaah (1509) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle @midlaren with dutchdrebus. Hazy orange color with a big white head. Smells and tastes brett, yeast, malts and a bit fruity. Lot of carbo.


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