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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1568) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Deep brown, almost black pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma of blackberries, blueberries, floral notes, burned sugars and a spiced background. Berries and burnt candi sugar up front on the flavor along with flowers and a spicy herbal ending. Medium carbonation and a pretty dry body. Not bad.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marno (7) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
coffee, floral, brown, cloudy, frothy, lightly bitter, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2045) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours clear brown with a small off white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is quite floral, light roast. The taste is big on the hibiscus, a bit of sweetness, Tastes like you bit a flower.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (284) - - MAY 23, 2014
Head nearly filled my pint glass - took three tries to get it in the glass. Large particles distract from the otherwise outstanding appearance. Flavor is really good for a saison - burnt caramel, fruity and spicy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1124) - Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours pretty much black. Large fluffy tan head. Aroma is malty. The burnt sugar is lovely. Caramel. Some fruitiness. Dark fruity. Berries. Yeast. Mild spice. Some chocolate. Very interesting. Flavor is similar but even more complex. Great roastiness through the finish with the mild spice, fruit, and light to moderate alcohol. Quite dry, woody, cobwebs. Floral. Lighter Medium body. Sweetness to balance. I really got a kick out of this. Creative, interesting, and very enjoyable. Impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (524) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Smells a little like a wine, but heavier. Dark and fruity like a wine. Strong, rich, succulent. Rich taste, a slight bit bourbon-y. Spices, malt, a sweetness, light fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3574) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
375ml bottle. Ruby red glowing, darkest brown colour with average, foamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Multifaceted aroma has a dark malty basis, a fruity interstice, and a yeasty cover which collectively deallocate vinous notes of plum, cherry, dark berries, a touch of Marmite, herbal, earthy echoes of shrubs on the outskirts of a forest. Taste is vinous, dry, spicy yeasty, hints of plums, dark berries and their parings, initially subtle dark malty and sugary sweetness gains more weight and brings about a touch of burnt caramel; some warming alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, light spicy yeast notes, grain and wood. Taste is light spicy and medium sweet with a light bitter chocolate character. Medium bodied, was expecting a more spicy "Saison-character" from this one, felt a bit bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is slightly fruity with a bit of dark wheat and light roastiness. Some nice yeast influence. The flavor is dark wheat and light roast with a earthy and fruity middle. Finishes on the drier side with a prominent yeastiness and a lingering roasty finish. Medium bodied with a fair amount of fizzy carbonation. Interesting Saison, but I’m not all that big of a fan of dark Saisons.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (577) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Dark mostly clear brown with small tand head and bubbles. Sweet malty aroma. Medium body, some carbonation, minimal alcohol. Flavor is fairly sweet with caramel, slightly sour background, some cola flavors. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Faintly sweet and malty. The pour is a deep dark black brown. The taste is dry with a sweet and floral finish. Good brew all around.


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