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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5958) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
(Bottle thanks to dickinsonbeer, party downstairs at Falling Rock) clearish gold/yellow with soapy bubbles. Nose of citrus, sage, mild funky, herbal and oranges. Taste is dry, unsweet, herbal, sage, mushrooms and grassy. Well carbonated, oily but dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5226) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2011
Bottle, shared among the attendees of VANØ Bergen’s Påskekro ("Easter Pub"), Easter 2011. Another big bottle from Stillwater, wrapped in mystique and exquisite labeling. I was not impressed by the last bottle I had from this brewery, but let’s give ’em another go. :-) Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Nose is saison yeast (which reminds me a lot of champagne yeast) grapes and citric hints. Taste is pale malts, citric tones, hay, chalk, sour grapes and a slight grassy touch. Nice blend, and complex enough, but this beer still ultimately fails to impress me utterly. I’m not giving up Stillwater yet, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3639) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2011
0.75l bottle shared @ Henrik VANØ-Bergen session. Pours a deep hazy honey-orange body with a small lasting white head. Aroma is citric-hopy, yeast, apples, some spices and straw. Body is medium and quite slick on the palate. Carbonation is medium. Flavors are grapes, non-sugared sweet rhubarb(if that exist) and some thin spices. The whole thing finishes in a acidic and citric lime- and spicy ending, leaving a dry sweetness and actually some warming alcohol in the aftertaste. Really balanced and nice american saison.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 17, 2011
750 ml bottle, courtesy of Dickinsonbeer, thank you very much! A hazy medium to dark blonde beer, with a large, frothy, fully lasting white head. The aroma is moderately malty, moderately hoppy, moderately yeasty. There are notes of toasted bread, flowers, herbs, grass, grapefruit, barnyard, earth, citric fruits, pepper and sage, with perhaps a hint of banana. The flavour is moderately sweet, moderately sour, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, dry and long finish with medium bitterness. Fantastic beer, a new aroma at every sniff, very complex, good hoppiness, excellent harmony. Simultaneously deep and hugely drinkable. I wish someone will import it to Italy sooner or later.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5727) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 12, 2011
750 ml bottle (my says 6,8% ABV). Golden body with a diminishing white head. Aroma is slightly funky, tropical fruit and perfume (in a positive way). Flavor is refreshing tropical fruit, citric fruit and spicy. No strong flavor, but very balanced and delicious. My definition of an American saison.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
5th March 2011
ACBF. Cloudy gold beer, residual white head. Herby and tropical fruit nose. Soapy tasting, chalky dry beer with some tropical fruit lost in there somewhere! Way too dry! Really not getting these Stillwater beers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
Bouteille de 750 ml. Merci beaucoup à Dany et Marie-France. Arômes herbacés et rustiques, légère touche citronnée et de céréales. Magnifique robe blonde et trouble, effervescence active et très belle mousse. En bouche, on retrouve une belle complexité herbacée, épicée et fruitée, résultat d’un bel équilibre entre la sauge, le houblon et la levure. Le malt moelleux montre de belles notes de blé. Finale bien sèche montrant une pointe d’acidité et une délicate amertume. Une originale et excellente saison !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 7, 2011
Hazy deep golden colour. Small white head. Ok lacing. Soft tart fruity aroma. The flavour is tart, fruity, some yeast, bit sweet, pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle. Huge foam. Big carbonation. Soapy, rustic air freshener and perfume. Earthy flowery hibiscus. A bit orvalesque. Pretty good. Tasty. Enjoyable to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2011
bottle thanks to mansquito. Pours cloudy orange gold, with big, fluffy off white head. From the looks and first whiff it is already enjoyable. Aroma is bright and fresh, with plenty of spicy notes, soft rosemary, sage, which with the yeast presence lends a subtle tartness, also very floral. Incredibly smooth, rich mouthfeel, which is abruptly finished with little bit of sweet fruitiness, on to a lingering spiciness. Flavor is very complex, but somehow manages to also be refreshing. There are sweet fruity notes, an undercurrent of tart yeast, plenty of flowery spices which add both sweet and subtly bitter aspects. This saison is big in flavor as is typical of american versions but also is very nuanced and delicate like belgian renditions tend to be. Ultimately it is one of the better saison’s I’ve had, and is one of those which remind me the potential depth and possibilities for this style. This would be great any time of the year, at any time, and is highly recommended.


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