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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.


NICU's rating

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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (241) - 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 (1468) - 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 (2035) - 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 (133) - 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 (369) - 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 (487) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2015
not my style but this one is good....orange peel coriander....a tad of spice....good job surly....(#437)

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (638) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Super delicious farmy funk with a slight breadyness to the smell. Looks like a cream soda. Super smooth light golden funk. Finishes nice and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (621) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
On tap at drinking bird. Pours dark blond. Flavor is light mouthfeel but rich and somewhat yeasty malt. Good but lacking a bit in the spice department.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1207) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Gold, heady somewhat bubbly, yeast bits otherwise clear. Peachy lemon pepper aroma, kind of woody like. Tastes same, pretty much as described on header. Floral, soapy pepper clove peach lemon.honey/ honey butter. Style is not my thing but good for style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Nearly clear mahogany pour with a two to three finger chunky tan head. Aroma is very fruity and peppery with a little doughy yeast. Flavor is spicy yeast, fruity esters, mixed berry, stone fruit, citrus, toast, rye-like spicy grain and doughy yeast. Light body, dry feel, medium carbonation. Really tasty stuff, the malt notes seem odd and the fruity notes, maybe a bit over the top, but it works great.


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