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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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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   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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (764) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
Bière orangée, faiblement voilée, vêtue d’une jolie mousse blanche à grosses bulles. L’effervescence est faible. Le nez est incroyablement ragoûtant; on y trouve des épices, de la vanille et même un peu de banane et d’abricot. Ça sent presque le bon gâteau bien chaud. En bouche, on décèle d’abord des notes d’agrumes juste avant que le profil levuré s’empare de la scène. La finale présente une fine amertume légèrement poivrée. C’est la meilleure Saison qu’il m’a été donné de boire depuis un bon moment. À cheval entre une bonne Hefeweizen et une Saison, cette bière a de quoi surprendre et plaire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Can thanks to me (get your facts right Josh!) at my 5K tasting. It pours hazy pale gold with a small white head. The nose is earth, toasty, orange, marmalade, muffin and light spice. The taste is crisp bitterness, brioche, orange, mandarin, spice, lemon poppy seed muffin and faint tartness with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Decent drop, but far from Surly’s best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (93) - - FEB 28, 2014
16oz can pours a light orange with a small head and very little lacing. Aromas of malt, citrus, and Belgian yeast. Moderately sweet with a spicy, somewhat dry finish. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2782) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Scopey’s 5000th rate. Can thanks to Leighton I think. I thought this came across as more of a pale with some Belgian influence than a Saison. Lots of orange rind and lemon zest with some heavy toffee biscuit and mild cloves. A decent go

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1837) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, light yeast, floral, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, some yeast, nice fruit/floral, caramel, and spice; Finish is dry; Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
Can 16 fl oz thanks to Sgt. B (Brian), not on ratebeer. Sampled on January 24, 2014.
Clear honey color, fluffy white head. Sweet, Belgian yeast scent. Sweet, Belgian yeast taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
16oz can, thanks to Scott L. Shared with my sister. Mostly clear golden yellow color. Thin white head, leaves good spread of thicker lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Medium-plus body. Lightly dry finish. Lightly spicy, light herbal fruity aroma, some citrus, nice light belgian yeast. Moderate sweet taste, kind of zesty. Lightly spicy. Satisfying, easy drinking, reasonably complex saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Can. Pours a medium golden-orange, slightly hazy, big fluffy white head, excellent retention and wicked lacing. Nose is those Old World hops, some Belgiany funk, grass and lilies. Mouth is medium bodied, dry with some bread dough, lemon zest, light malts, yeasty spice, some bitterness on the back end. A tasty saison and another solid beer from the moody Minnesota monarchs of malt. ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2014
16oz can - pours a bright transparent gold with orange hue and bright white head . Yeasty aromas of orange peel and spice . Moderate carbonation with citrus , mostly orange rind , and a peppery finish . Interesting beer , very good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Draft at sheffields. Golden/orange. Smooth and easy drinker. Slightly bitter. Fruity taste and aroma. Orange grapefruit n vanilla. Good beer

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