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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2012
on tap @GABF-pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is lemon/grassy. Taste is lemon/grassy/spice hops, coriander, sweet light malt/wheat-honey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11023) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
A: The beer pours a pale yellow color with a rather large white head. S: Not a bad nose. A bit funky with a little bit of feet and lemon grass, but otherwise some more typical aromas with lemon, pear, apple, and pepper. A touch of coriander as well as some pale bready malts. T: The flavor is slightly sweet and malty, but there is a lot of fruit to it. Apples, pears, and lemons are the most prominent, and there is a touch of pepper and ginger. A mild yeastiness as well. M: Medium bodied with a medium to high carbonation. O: Surprisingly nice. Quite light and refreshing.

3.5
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours lightly hazy pale yellow with an average, frothy and bubbly white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cereal, biscuit), average hops (spicy, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of barnyard, pepper, and ginger. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cereal, biscuit), average hops (spicy, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of barnyard, pepper, and ginger. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… Cloudy straw-colored ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head that dissipates slowly. The bouquet is peppery, grainy and lightly fruity. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is quite nice – tangy apricot ester and a mildly spicy phenol. Not as grainy as the aroma. Decently balanced. Finishes spicy, lightly tangy and mildly bitter. Bottle courtesy of Blazer06!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Cloudy yellowish pour. Fluffy white head. Yeasty, lemony, peppery aroma. Flavor is lightly spicy, lemon pepper, yeast, dust, musky. Interesting. Too bad its from hogtown. Dammit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
750 mL bottle shared by GT2 at the 5/7/11 DC Ratebeer gathering. Bottle #522. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of nutty and tart notes, honey, strawberry and other fruit notes and a yeasty finish. The taste is apricot, peach, berries, pear, honey and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
750mL from the brewery. The pour is a hazed, light yellow with a giant white head. Nice retention and big, white, sheety lace. Nose is sugary, lemonade, sweet honey, hay, and mild yeast phenols. Taste is dry, honey heavy, sweet lemonade. Palate is powdery, dry. Big carbonation detracts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (6901) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
750mL pours clear gold with white head. The aroma offers up lots of sweetness in the form of apples and pears along with a bit of spicy hops and spicy yeast and a touch of acidity. The taste is pretty much the same but adds some grainy malts into the finish. So so brew but considering the high price . . . well.


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