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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the ’cleansing’ aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let’s not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
In short: A smooth floral and very rustic Saison. Great beer to drink in large quantities
How: Tap (multiple samples) at BCTC 2010.
The look: Cloudy yellow blonde body topped by a long-lasting small white head
In long: Nose is floral, lemony and very rustic, I could smell a beer like this for hours. Taste really showcases a great rustic yeast character, fruity notes of bananas and pineapples, crisp wheat-like cereals, plenty of flowers, light notes of white pepper. Mild tartness, mild dryness. Lively carbonation. This is not an intense beer, to the contrary, this is a very soft beer that you want to drink by the gallon. This was my first beer of that crazy beer festival that is Belgium Comes to Cooperstown. My day really started with a Bang! Which is also how my day would have ended had I taken the wheel after the festival.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Cloudy golden-yellow pour. Sticky lacy white head. Really a great looking pour. The nose is herbal and fruity with lots of spicy sage and a light corianderish sweetness. A little bit of light leathery character on the back. There is a touch of sweetness that I could probably do without. Fairly thick wheaty body as well – I want to like it but I just don’t.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle. Deep orange with a large frothy white head in my newly acquired Fantome tulip. Nose of peach, apricot, leather, strong white sage. Flavor is a bit overly herbal and flowery at times, and its a little bit sweeter than I’d like. Finish is much drier, with some honey and sage and light astringency. Very interesting saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange rind brew with a one finger frothy offwhite head. Nose is herbal and citrusy with notes of pineapple and lemon zest and a prominent sage character. Flavor shows citrus rind and pineapple flesh with a definitive herbal quality. Dry peppery palate with only a mild astringency. Pretty tasty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Draft. Pours a golden color with a white head. Aromas consist of sweet apricot, herbs and grass. The flavor was sweet, peachy, sage, spice, grass, and citrus. Overall, complex but smooth. Quite a treat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2010 750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Aroma of spice and fruit are noted. The appearance is very nice, with a gorgeous, cloudy, pale yellow color and a nice thick white head that sticks around for a while. The taste is very subtle and delicate, you do not want to drink this after a BIG beer, or you will totally miss the nuances. The flavors are of pear, apricot, funky barnyard, and some spice. The sage hits clean on the palate at the finish, and just right, not too overdone. Overall, this is a wonderful saison that will provide a clean finish with lots of subtle flavors. Pairs well with shrimp and scallops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Really really enjoyed this Saison. As good as anything I’ve had besides Dupont’s offerings. Huge nose and palate very balanced, drinkable body. nice sweetness throughout. Everything you want from a Saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
nice saison, the sage is interesting and pleasant, some rough edges, but overall a very interesting and tasty brew. for some reason i am thinking that a lil age may actually smooth this one out. time shall tell!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3652) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2010
750 thanks to jhenry04. Carbonation fills glass. Orange color. Wheaty with a tangy spicy taste. Little sour in there and some fruit. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle: Pours a hazy bronze amber with a pillowy froth of clumpy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity malty nose with a big floral lavender and citrusy hop presence. Starts with pretty good fullness and finely-dissolved carbonation with a light malty sweetness and some light fruity esters well-balanced with a citrusy herbal hop character and a touch of sage spice before a drier crisp finish. A very nice saison that pairs well with food, but is capable of standing on its own.


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