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RATINGS: 687   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.


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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, Iíd rather not drink it straight from the can...

Aroma is mostly bubblegum and spice, which doesnít 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 Iíve 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 itís 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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (146) - - JUL 3, 2015
16oz can. Hazy orange yellow color with minimal white head. Citrus barley yeast grass aroma. Medium carbonated body. Pepper banana yeast flavor. Nice summer beer with some kick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (821) - Queens, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Can: pours light orange with a big foamy white head, aroma of banana, yeast, light sweetness and bitterness with some spices in the finish, light bodied with average amount of carbonation. This is a really good saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 16oz can poured into a Belgian tulip. The aroma is floral with bread notes, apricot and peach notes, as well as a peppery and woody spice and a bit of a muffin dough. The hue is a clear, effervescent yellow-brown with a white, thin sudsy head that has ok retention and very little lace. The taste is a medium high bitter and sweet (perhaps a touch more bitter than sweet), with a medium light sour touch. The texture is slick and waxy, but on the thin side, with a light fuzz and a medium light body that has notes of dough, underripe stone fruit, bitter citrus, and a touch of a peppery spice that strengthens at the finish which is crisp, with a pepper zip, and is dry and somewhat astringent and a bit wooy. The aftertaste is moderate with a burnt bread crust quality, dough, and spice, which mellows, but lingers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (539) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2015
From can into glass. Golden honey color with white head that dissapated quickly. Fruity, floral, spicy, and yeasty aroma and taste. Finishes rich and sweet with a hint of honey. A good beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (268) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Poured from the tall boy can, an orangy looking cloudy glass of beer. Before I looked at the commercial description on here I thought it tasted very European. If there was such a thing as rate beer in the 90ís when I was in Europe Iíd have hundreds more ratings, now I just donít remember them all. This beer would have been something enjoyed perhaps on a park bench, admiring girls walking by with arm pit hair, smelling of strong perfume, talking broken english, and I loved every minute of it. Thanks for the memories.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours gold with a large puffy white head. Aromas of cloves and pepper. Taste is semi dry and lightly bitter. Flavors of spices, Belgian yeast esters, some honey. Meh. Pretty standard middle of the road saison. Wouldnít drink again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2071) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Can. Golden orange hazy with head and lace. OVerripe orange and some peppery pine needle aroma. Apricot orange marmalade peach honey swetness that lingers with mild spicy pepper orange bitterness. Medium body. Very very meh.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
justsayswell (172) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pours a beautiful straw/ gold with a faint white head. Nose is white pepper and dry lemon zest. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy and soft. Belgian yeast is pretty evident. More peppery notes, peach, bit of banana from the yeast, a little crackery malt. Tiny bit of grassy hops. Finishes pretty dry. Not usually a saison fan but this one is drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshmcg000 (370) - Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours very slightly hazy gold. Aroma is very peppery with some citrus. Pretty light body, its pretty easy to drink. Lots of peppery spice. Some banana and clove Belgian yeast style. All balanced with a little crisp citrus on the hop side. I really like this stuff alot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (544) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2015
not my style but this one is good....orange peel coriander....a tad of spice....good job surly....(#437)


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