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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1241) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle from Swamp Head brewery. Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a foamy white head. Aroma has a lively mix of Belgian yeast and spices. Nice flavor with a slightly dry aftertaste. The 7.6% seems to be fairly well masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a foggy straw color with nice fluffy white head. Smell was spicy, citrus and funky yeast. Tast was touches of spice, lemon rind, yeast, a bit bready, and hints of honey sweetness. All around a bit underwhelming though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2190) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. hazy golden, fizzy white head. light funky rustic saison. dry, farmhousey, highly drinkable. drinks much lighter then the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Keir- thanks again, Keir! Bottle 0801. Pours a cloudy, pale yellow-gold color with a small, lasting bone white head. Aroma of grapes, lemon, pear, herbs, sawdust, and faint spice. Flavor of sweet malts, grapes, lemon, dry grains, and mineral water. Light-bodied, with a dry, crisp mouthfeel and high carbonation. Keir said it reminded him of a Life Saver. Nice, refreshing summery saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4234) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
The aroma is right for the style with wild yeast (funk), malt, barnyard, and grass. The appearance is yellow gold wit a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2966) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
has a nice fruity and a strong floral flavor. the mouth feel is nice and soft with a touch of wheat. its got a nice overall presence. its quite formidable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2012
Really nice Saison... Bottle tricky to open - the cork was put in too far, so I had to cut the top of the cork off and use a wine opener. Deep golden pour with a 2+ finger white head. Big Saison yeast nose with bright yeast esters and spices with coriander. Med body with spices, honey, and citrus. Dry finish with spices and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1352) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle. Opens a little gushy. #1075. Pours a light cloudy yellow color witha nice white head. Pear, apple, slightly funky with a slight pepper note. Floral with some banana. Light/medium mouthfeel. Lots of flavor; pear, apple, pepper, and banana notes. No real alcohol notes. Very solid beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (467) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours light gold & cloudy with a thin white head. Fragrance is lemon and yeast with a faint spice in the background. Taste is a rich malt with lemon overtones. It has full mouthfeel with a pleasant bitterness that is present from beginning to finish and the finish is just ’easy’. A well balanced and easy to drink saison.

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