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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Oh great, a fizzy yellow beer in a can, thatís just what the craft beer world needs! CynicAle melds Old World ingredients in a new school style. French malted barley, English oats and Belgian yeast create honey and black pepper flavors. Lively Slovenian hops provide the floral, apricot and peach notes. Toss your doubts away, toss one back and enjoy!
33 IBUs.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Can pours a fizzy light amber color with a large head and lace that lingers. I detect a mild spice in the aroma, quite Belgian smelling, perhaps yeasty, and quite fruity. The flavor is not at all what I expected. It seems quite dry in a way, but with a lingering fruity and spiced finish. Iím at a loss as to what this is supposed to be. I see that it is listed as a Saison, but there is too much hop for the style. But hey, what do I know? The palate is cleansing and dry. Although Iím not seeing Saison, Iím quite certain this would marry well with Thanksgiving dinner.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Can: Dirty golden, sediment, mod to large foamy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Bright floral nose, very musty, horse blanket too.   Doesnít even smell as if it came from around here.   Also picking up some minor pine notes and powdered sugar, like off of smarties candies.   Lots to smell on this one!   Very barnish malts on the tongue and the floral aspect seems a little astringent.   Hmmm, not as entertaining on the tongue.   Has some of that sugary sweetness but also a dirty malt background.   A little grainy.   Warming for sure, seems as if the ABV could be higher.   Mod body and mouthfel.   Good nose, but rough on the tongue.  Big peppery finish.   A different Saison for sure.   Thanks for sharing Sully!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Can. Pours hazy brownish orange with a large off-white head. Pleasant aroma of wheat, orange, spice and earth. Flavor is just as complex, with wheat, some honey, orange, spice, ginger, and perhaps some cocoa. Complex, yet well balanced and refreshing. Excellent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2007
(Can, thanks OSLO and Guerde) Pours amber. Hops and fruit in the flavour with tones of herbs, mostly coriander, orange peel, lemon dishwashing liquid, apricot, white pepper, fresh ginger, clove and nutmeg. Undertones of honey, flowers, toasted malt and yeast. Spicy, light fruity and hoppy flavour with tones of orange peel, pepper, coriander, mild grapefruit and apricot. Discrete maltiness. Light sweet with a rather high bitterness for being a Saison. Quite soft, juicy and clean mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness of citrus and herbs.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Can. Pours a hazy golden orane color with an off-white head. Aroma of hops, malt and fruit. Taste is slightly bitter with hops, alcohol, light peach flavors. Has a dry bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Hah. loved the description. Looked a little deceiving as to what was really in the can. Somewhat spicy scent and bite in the taste. Nothing really amazing, but a good tasting breaker or something to just have and enjoy. Wish it was easier to get more of this here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Can- Pours a slightly hazy golden color, white foamy head. Nose is beautiful, hard to believe this came out of a can. Straw, earthy, some black pepper comes through, wonderful nose. Soft on the palate, spicy, good ester charachter. Saison in the can, very cool, very very cool.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6462) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
Can shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy orange-amber with an average size somewhat-lasting creamy off-white head. Very nice aroma of yeast, lots of fruit (peaches and more), honey, pepper and other spices -- quite impressive really. Flavourís yeasty and spicy along with some fruit and honey to sweeten it and has a big bitter finish. HogTownHarry mentions "almost a charred linger" and Iím getting that as well. Medium bodied plus. Iím not the biggest Saison fan but I love this! Surly never disappoints.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
16oz can acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of spices (peppery), citrus, floral, and and yeast. Tastes of peppers, spicy, citrus, and floral.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2007
1st time i had this it was shared by Solan, but i had 1 too many before hand so this is the 2nd go at it! Nutmeg spicy nose, sweet malts. Pours blonde. Good spicy belgian flavor, sweet and malty, honey, with a dry finish.


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