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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 60ís. 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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (1109) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Tulip pour of fairly clear yellow with full two finger head. Nose is nicely sliced and smooth with no hops apparent. Flavor is the same with plenty of spice, yet quite drinkable. Nice overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2525) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours a light gold with no head. Aroma of saison yeast, funk, vanilla and pineapple. Taste is peppery and sweet, slightly funky with some banana and pineapple. Very nice saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
11/20/12. On tap at Green Room in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Hazy golden pour with a small khaki head. Light funk and orange peel in the aroma. Big orange flavor as well with a hint of funk, yeast, bubblegum, and a very light tartness. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Big thanks to Eric(Holland) for this brew. 750 ml bottle served in a Great Divide flute. Bottle # 1067, bottle in I think November of 2011. "Migrational Release". A: Pours a golden yellow with a slight chilled haze to the body and some ribbons of apricot. The body is very lively and a fluffy, 1.5 finger head forms on the pour. Itís pure white in color and lives some sticky, splotchy lace. S: Sweet Belgian and funky yeast are first present with a hint of pepper. There is a nice citrus peel to the nose as well and it has a damp, musty finish. T: Great musty basement and funk combine with a peppery yeast and a nice sharp citrus peal. Green apple skin and light hay add another layer of flavor. There is a slight honey sweetness to the drink that carries into the finish as well. M: Higher carbonation with a light body. Very crisp and refreshing, the finish is extremely clean and cleansing. Drinkability is high. O: A very complex and delicious saison. The flavors were very well in balance. The drinkability is great and I could honestly drink it all day. It didnít take me long to finish the whole 750, and on a hot day I bet it would go even faster. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-16-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
In short: A semisweet, and semi rustic lemony blond Saison. Decent beer
How: Bottle 750ml, shared at post Tap-NY 2012 hotel tasting
The look: Cloudy yellow-blond body topped by a small white head leaving good lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is a bit flowery, mild rustic notes, lemony/lemongrass, a bit dusty. Taste starts a bit sweet with sweet bananas, sweetened lemonade, some tropical fruits, lemongrass, a bit of honey. Then the flowery hops and yeast work their way in and the beer finishes moderately dry. White pepper sensation in the after-taste. Not the most exciting beer out there but just enough of a Saison character to please me. Well, I think thatís what I think about this beer, my drunken handwritten notes look like they were written by a retarded Cro-Magnon with Parkinson disease while riding a horse.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2915) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Really high quality rustic musty earthy saison. Reminds me of a HF saison with tons of flavors and great creamy mouthfeel. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4802) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Amazing beer on all counts. Great sweet bretty spicy flavor. So glad i got to try it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (328) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Aroma is not as poignant as some saisons, but nicely spiced with an smell akin to orangish zest. Pours a cloudy yellow with plenty of head which diminishes quickly leaving a light white head. Taste mirrors aroma but much more present, and adding a hopped character. Finish confirms the bitter hop character, but not too strongly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
I love the complex aromas this Saison gives off. It smells very sweet with floral, apple and coriander hints. Is a misty yellow color with a very nice head. Citrus like flavor and a bubbly finish. Very nice beer.

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