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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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
BMMillsy (1364) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with very small white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, pears, apples, white grapes, oranges, honey, some hay or straw, yeast. Flavor is a big yeasty sweetness, lots if pear and apple flavor, ever so slight spice, maybe coriander? This is a big time fruity Saison and is closer to a sweet Wit or Tripel than a musty Saison. Definitely unique with the sweetness. Full bodied, especially for the style, and medium carbonation. Overall a very nice brew on the sweet side of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2013
hazy orange pour. Nose is sweet but very spicy! Taste is effervescent with citrus and lots of spiciness, almost overpowering. I sense some Brett but I don’t think this is hte brett version. I taste quite a bit of alcohol but overall, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
On tap at Kickback’s, JAX. I’d heard about this one for several years, and was glad to sample it fresh. Cloudy deep gold pour, nice firm head and attractive lacing. Funky, yeasty, and just a touch spicy in the nose. Flavors are slightly more complex, if still in that basic zone. There’s more bright citrus, some grassy notes, a touch of sweet candy here and there amidst the overall yeasty, lightly funky beer. Pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. The beer is clear and sunshine yellow with a small white head. The aroma brings wine, flowers, grass, wheat, dandelions, yeast. The flavor offers pleasant spice character with delicious saison yeast characteristics. Light bodied and smooth on the palate. Nice honey taste with white grapes. White grape juice with mild sweetness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours cloudy gold with a light, creamy white head. Some intriguing citrus in the nose. Light tangy flavor, some lime, hay. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Some pale malts to finish, lemon, straw. Not bad. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevencon (445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Rbwg thanks to whoever brought this. Hazy straw color white head. Lemon and grass aroma light spice and grain. Similar taste. Easy to drink with lots of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Hazed yellow pour with tight thin head. Aroma is hay, fruitiness, and yeast. Sweet maltiness, light clove like flavor. Medium body with smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Nicely done....dont drink warm. Picked it up at RBWGJX. Nice form of style but not anything i would seek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dogfish_Yeti (16) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Real sweet fruit smell. Light gold with a medium to small head. Very refreshing taste. Light Belgium finish but not overly aggressive. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: December 02, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: cloudy yellow, fine white head
Aroma: dry spicy aroma, funky brett, paly malt
Flavor: lightly sweet pale malt flavor, nice phenolic spicyness, touch of funk, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

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