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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Post-Prohibition Style (ale).. corn, rice, pilsner malt.. and lots of your favorite old-school American hops.. "your Grandfather’s new beer."


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2824) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/18/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice saison. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2014
Can. Good stuff. Lychee, lemony hops, white pepper. Taste is fruity, tropical fruit, lychee again, light cream cheese, peach and mango. Bit sharp in a good way. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (645) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Can pour. Pours a hazy yellow with a cloudy white head to it. Fruity aroma. Flavor is light citrus fruit flavors with a little pepper spice to it. Fruit and spice flavor finish. Solid beer overall. Enjoyed this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (482) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2014
On draft at Eli Cannons in Middletown CT. They had it listed as a saison, and it sure tastes that way to me due to the yeasty, peppery flavor. Lots of citrus as well - great flavor. Sessionable and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3910) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2014
wow this is refreshing, very light and crisp. I would say its a belgian ale more than anything. very tasty, im a fan

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5183) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2013
16oz pour at Max’s. Pours a hazy, straw yellow with some frothy white head. Nice happy, grassy aroma, hay. Flavors of hay, grass, mushy rice, lemon. Dry, refreshing, super drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13184) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft at Max’s courtesy of Brian, thank you sir! Cloudy golden yellow color, fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of lightly spiced white bread. Taste is peppery lemon. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2467) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
February 2013. On tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Pale yellow with a white head. Nice aromas of malt, yeast, hops and spice. Dry, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Cloudy straw with nice robust foamy white head. Extremely clean and integrated taste and mouthfeel. White bread slightly grainy flavors. Lively mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxxDaddy (407) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Can. Pours slightly hazy golden with quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is full of spice and some sweetness (from the corn?). Taste brings black pepper, a light hoppiness, some malt support and even a light tang. Wow, a lot going on in here. Average palate with some spritzy carbonation. Finish is grainy and lightly bitter. As someone who loves Premium I thought this would come up way short. It doesn’t quite match up to Premium, but this is still very good. So glad I can grab this by the six-pack.


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