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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Oh great, a fizzy yellow beer in a can, that’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours clear deep gold with copper core and weak off white head. The aroma is pretty big to start with sweet malts mixed with lemon, candi sugar, peach, sweet apples and some mild earthiness. The taste is nice and fresh with both sweet and tart notes coming from such things as candi sugar, tart lemon, apples and mild yeast spices. Seems to end with a tasty mild malt roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Courtesy of Monger. Thanks again, James. Orange pour with reddish hues throughout the heart of the body. Soapy looking head, loosely constructed and about 2 fingers thick. Spotty drip lacing present once the head recedes, which takes a good while. Nose of coriander, citrus zest, clove, mandarin oranges and nectarines. Still tastes pretty damn fresh almost a year after canning. Spices dominate in the flavor department, coriander and clove are the main ones I can detect, but I am sure there are more. Also has a lot of citrus fruit and zest going on. I don’t get any black pepper or really peppery spice of any kind though. Medium bodied, very nice mouthfeel, I’m going to think that is thanks to the oats that were used. I love that they do that with their beers, it makes a Saison or a Brown Ale that much more unique and fun to drink. Finish is lengthy, some hoppy spice, lemons and a bit of perfume/floral spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Clear golden body with a small white head. The nose is herbal and floral hops, honey and lavender. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with lots of floral/herbal hops, light pepper, cotton candy and cracker. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation and long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5388) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2008
16 oz can of pure joy thanks to artusory, thanks Ryan. This is one grat beer but a saison, where’s the driness?? I like it hte way it is so keeo that boring dry shit away from one of the best canned beers ever! Pours a super hazy orange with a small white foamy head. Aroma is(insert Borat voice) NICE!! Candied sugar, fruity(aprocot, peach, apple), bread and yeast. Flavor starts off bready and dry then a nice fruitiness kicks in along with some caramel, toffee maltiness. This is one nice tall boy, unlike Shaq, he might be tall but his table manners are applorable, NO ELBOWS ON THE TABLE SHAQ-A-HACK!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6378) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Courtesy of artusory

Can: The aroma is yeasty, floral, fruity, herbal, and light pepper. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that fades quickly to a thin film. The flavor start very floral with some light yeastiness in the background. It finishes herbal with some light pepper. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Looks great, pours a big head and there’s some lacing. Color is golden. Smell is just you would think a saison would taste like with the farmhouse smells, but then there’s also floral aroma hops that make a big hop character. Funky farmhouse with huge hop floral notes that remind me of perfume, then leaves a bitterness on my tongue my lasts a while. Yeah, the hops are very perfumatic with their almost grassy fruity flavors. Mouthfeel is full and smooth, very good medium-full bodied beer. Overall I like it, but something in the hop character makes it a once in a while beer instead of a "drink many of them" beer. I think I just have to get used to grassier hops...especially since it’s paired with a Belgian beer profile, I haven’t had many of the grassy hop profile beers. Just read Surly’s website and they imported some new hops for fruity character, so that’s the perfume hops I must be smelling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papat444 (24) - Mercier, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 Big thanks to oakbluff for this one! Poured from a 16oz. can. Paired it with pizza. Aroma: Nice floral & light fruit aroma Appearance: Hazy, amber body with good carbonation. Medium-sized head that grows bigger as i near the end of the pour. Nice & thick. Flavor: Hits you with a bouquet of dried fruit flavor (apricot?) with a slightly mild bitter taste. Palate: The alcohol is nicely blended with the feel, bitter taste recedes & spicy flavor comes to the fore. Overall: It goes down very well & i love the taste! I wouldn’t necessarily have one right after this one though, but would definitely have it again for sure. It gives a sense that i’m not sure how to describe. Like i should be in a nice cottage in the country in front on a fireplace instead of a city. Definitely a go-to winter snowstorm brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
16 oz can, thanks to iowaherkeye! Pours a cloudy bright orange with a lively carbonation and a nice tight sticky white head and good lace. Aroma is spicy floral and moderately fruity- typical belgain saison yeast, but slghtly skewed on the fruity ester side with some ogange zest- tons of green fresh styrian hops as well. flavor is smooth, fresh bready malts, green herbal hops- good earthy character to the styrians, more orange and mango fruits, some black peppery yeasty spiciness and tons of green earthy styrians in the end for a good bitterness. Seriously smooth and easy to drink. Nice Saison.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Hazy light orange color with a good carbinated head. Lots of good spice and hops, with a citrus crispness to it. A very good summer on the porch beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15187) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2008
Can, 6.5%. Thanks, yespr. Weak caramelly aroma with a little rag. Hazy greyish copper colour. Small head. The flavour has a little cardboard and some roughness from either the alcohol or the hops. Gets more fruity as it warms. Good mouthfeel. Tastes of more than its ABV.

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