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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with dark malts and burnt sugars then lightly spiced with Rose Hips, Hibiscus, & Schisandra berries.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4137) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasted malt, some fruit, yeasty sidenote. Flavour is malty fruity spicy mellow velvet goodness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2011
05/03/2011 - 33cl bottle @ Alvinne Craft Beer Festival (2011-89)

Dark brown to blackish beer, looking very much like a glass of cola. No head at all. Aroma: little caramel, bit sweet. MF: some carbon, ok, medium body. Taste: sweet ’n sour caramel first, then roasted malts, some mocha. Aftertaste: mocha to coffee, more sour to balance it out. Don’t know if you can still call this a saison though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
Bottled @ ACBF 2011. black coloured. Light brown dense head. Aroma of yeast, sweetenes, berries and spice. flavour of fruits and berries, yeast and sweet spices. Medium bodied. Has a yeasty and light grapy end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14037) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Cloudy brown - offwhite head. Peppery, roasted, berries, nutty, soapy, medium malty, dryness, caramel, licorice, light spicy, light phenols. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Hazy red brown coloured with a small off-white ehad. Fruity aroma of caramel and liquorice with notes of spices. Fruity flavour of caramel and liquorice with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
33 cL bottle at ACBF2011. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight spiced peppery. Bitter, roasted malty, yeasty and slight spiced. Lasting phenolic to mild estery and yeasty peppery. Lingering dark roasted malty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
dark brown, frothy white head goes to a ring quick. Nose is very sry, grassy barn, light over-yeast. Dusty malt and light grass up front, wheat Pancake grains mid with a really nice earthy chocolate finish, nicely dry. Very balanced, the kick at the end all pro.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
A hazed reddish brown saison with a thin moka head. In aroma, light cherries over nutty malts, light lactic points. In mouth, a smooth nutty malt with some curacao, fruity esters, herbaceous and smooth. On tap at Brewvival, Feb. 26 2011.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap at Mekong on 11/11/2010. Hazy dark brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet spicy aroma with some chocolate molasses and floral hops. Big spicy flavor with some smoke character and roast, molasses and floral hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3920) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Sampled at Brewvival 2011. Murky brown pour. Pretty sweet, not much ’saison’ qualities that I was able to pick up on. Bitter hop on the finish. I really wasn’t all that impress with this one.


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