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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Summers here in North Florida are hot and humid, not exactly the conditions that most ale yeasts prefer. This is why Swamp Head chose a yeast for this beer that likes it hot! This traditional ale yeast used in the Wallonia region of Belgium produces a complex seasonal ale known as Saison. They do their best work at temperatures above 80, while typical ale yeasts prefer temperatures in the 60’s. So we figured if we have to work in a sweltering swamp environment, why not brew a seasonal ale that enjoys Florida summers too! From the initial aromas of pepper and summer fruits to the lingering finish hinted of floral hops, Saison du Swamp is a bottle-conditioned ale sealed for any season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Honey, spices, and some funky spicy yeast phenolics. Cloudy, yellow color, white head. Lightly funky, spicy, semisweet, some light honey, more funky spicy phenolics.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clarkdvm (458) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle 32oz from brewery. Yellow pour with moderate head. Light sweet aroma (pleasant). Honey & citrus flavors (apricot?). Easy to drink. Best beer from this brewery.. Not even close.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersighted (134) - - SEP 22, 2014
This very traditional Belgian style saison is sweet of banana esters and honey and spicey of light clove. Big nose of black pepper, leaves the palate primed for perfection. Golden in color, this big bottle conditioned ale is a true delight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
2011 Bomber - straw pour with white head. Nose of yeast, pepper, grass, and other spices. Taste follows the nose with some venous qualities. Lots of better choices but not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with two fingers of tight white foam. Nose is nice blend of rustic grain, earthy yeast, dusty grass and a touch of grapefruit. Palate follows with bright carbonation, nice floral herbal nuances that are well balanced with the yeast profile and slightly dough rustic fieldgrain. Hints of tropical fruits and pepper linger late palate through finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7408) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - Proof Brewing Company - on tap. Sparkling medium gold pour, sticky white head, nice thick lacing. Aroma has some sweet honey accents, a touch of aricots. Flavor is juicy with some pear-like fruit accents, some honey-like sweetness, a bit of honeydew melon and finishes with some nice rye mintiness. Lip smacking thick mouthfeel. Enjoyed this with Aurelius.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
Honey gold, clear brew with a thin white head. Inviting, sweet, citrus candy and cidre aroma. Sourish with bright citrus and a slight astringency. Woody alcohol tones. Chemical tones from time to time. Surprisingly good. Proof, on tap, downstairs with PorterPounder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
On tap at Aardwolf. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet phenols, bready malt, sweet tart candies, hay. Flavor of sweet tart fruits, diaper, hay, bready malt. A bit sweet, decently drinkable, subpar compared to some of the top saisons. 6/4/6/3/13 (3.2/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3558) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Sampled @ Hunahpu Day 2014. Pours hazy yellow color with white head. Aromas of yeast and spices. Lightly funky flavor with spicy yeast and some fruitiness. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle from Market Square. Hazy deep golden pour with a large rocky white head. First smell presents cloves, spices and white pepper leaning into yeast funkiness and honey malt sweetness. Sweeter and thicker in body than one would expect with lemon citrus, peppery spice, yeast and honey. Medium thickish body with middle carbonation. Not bad.

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