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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2007 Goddamn this is good. Just the thought of a saison in a can makes me giddy. Could anyone conceive a better summer beer? I poured it into a Duvel tulip because as much as I like the idea, I’d rather not drink it straight from the can...

Aroma is mostly bubblegum and spice, which doesn’t sound that appetizing, but it brought a smile to my face as soon as I opened the can and poured the coppery liquid into my glass. (WTF, a can?!?)

Flavors of wheat, spice, and light bready malt mingle happily on the tongue. The finish leaves a trace of candi sugar sweetness and clove/coriander spice mixed with a bit of noble hop spiciness in the far corners of my mouth.

Hey Omar! Please, please send this beer to Oregon. Ever since the local distributor dropped Oskar Blues I’ve been hurting for good canned beer to take camping. Please?!?!?!

Rerate 45 minutes later: I forgot about my glass while surfing the intraweb. Now that it’s fully up to room temp it has a much more peppery, almost smoky flavor to it.. Very nice lingering pepper/hop bite that seems to rise out of nowhere and stick to the corners my mind...

I repeat. PLEASE bring this to Portland!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (864) - - JUN 9, 2016
Sample at WOBFest 2016. Some peppery spice nicely offset by soft fruit and honey flavor. Well balanced saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2441) - JAPAN - MAY 31, 2016
Wow they did a very good farmhouse here. Has that prickly, lively body with a hint of hay, bread and apples, finished semi dry with some candied apples and hops. Very smart.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (576) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Sample from can. Poured golden, white head. Aroma was fruits, spices. Taste was peppery, spices, slightly sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (274) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 20, 2016
Draft @ Mall of America. Nice aroma, a little juicy fruit and bubble gum. Amber color, with a quickly dissipating head. Nice fruity flavor, balanced with a nice bitterness. Med bodied. A very nice saison.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (1551) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar Aarhus. Pours clear yellow with a medium white head. Aromas of sweet esters, yeasty, citrus, floral. Taste is classic saison yeasty, lots of floral notes, sweet esters, wheaty sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4381) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Can: Poured a golden with white head. Aroma is soapy Belgian esters. Belgian yeast and soap. Grain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2238) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Guest tap at Moxee. More Belgian ale than saison. Spiced and fruity. Ok. Serving: Tap

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4011) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Solid, tasty saison with fruity notes and some spice popping through, too. The yeast effects are more restrained than I would like in a saison, but it’s still enjoyable. (on tap at Surly brewery)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2120) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Good canned saison. Well balanced spices and Belgian yeast. Slightly fruity. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (397) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2016 16oz can to tulip. Pours clear gold, short white head. Aroma of sweet bread, banana and exotic spices. Taste of same with farmhouse yeast notes and lemon grass. Fruity. Spicy. Bitter dry finish. Saison.


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