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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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We encourage you to DABBLE in this collaboration ale brewed in LOVING memory of Brittney Fox Watts, a member of both the Heavy Seas and Terrapin FAMILIES. In true Farmhouse FASHION, this FREE-SPIRITED memorial ale celebrates her PASSION for anything UNIQUE, FRESH, CREATIVE, and maybe a little bit CRAZED. Free Spirit has a BIG HEART and a BEAUTIFUL SOUL. Keep and OPEN-MIND and TRUST your palate, we believe this beer will make you SMILE. This one’s for you, Brittney. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: November 01, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tower, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, malty sweetness, hint of malt candy, light musty spicyness, light pepperyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light breadyness, nice spicyness, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2158) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2011
shared bomber. deep yellow pour with a small white head. sunflower seed nose with wheat, herbal notes and citrus. med body with an earthy bitterness, sunflower, orange and spices. semi-dry finish with sweet citrus notes and sunflowers with an earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Pours dark golden color with white head. Aromas of yeast and funk. Spicy flavor with doughy yeast and some funkiness. Light to medium body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2011 Just read up a little on Britteny Fox Watts. Sad story; nice gesture by Terrapin and Heavy Seas. The beer pours a murky orange-gold color with a modest off-white head on top. The aroma shows a tropical peach scent, a bit of a wild character, flowers, lavender, vanilla, and yeast. It smells pretty good but it gave me the thought that this might be a bit on the heavy and cloying side. Not the case. It’s a bit more crisp than I thought it would be and easy going down. There’s plenty of tropical fruit sweetness but the addition of a light spice and dry herbal notes do a pretty good job of offsetting that. Some orange peel too. There’s a touch of funky yeast but this isn’t very funky at all. Honestly, even one percent higher abv and I’m not sure I would have liked this that much. But as is, everything glides along nicely. Good beer. Kudos to the brewers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2011
11 ounce goblet - $7.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. Brewed to honor the memory of Brittney Fox Watts, which is a good thing, but the label and tap handle features a furry, which is a bit alarming.

Appearance: Arrived to the luncheon table a hazy, amber-gold body with a scant, though sustained white head.

Smell: Sweetish smelling malts, a bit bready, not quite a bit toasty, but delivering a fair amount of honey. Moderately floral and tiny pinch of lemon zest.

Taste: Honeyed, sweet, bready and rather smooth. Light flowery aspect slides in carrying with it some mild citrus hints and a nibble of sweet apple. Low herbal tone, equally light bitterness. The beer remains fairly honeyish on the rear. Drops a hint of finely ground black pepper and dries out at the last possible moment before the finish, though still a bit heavy-ish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: I always prefer my saisons to be light, crisp, and reasonably dry, like a Saison Dupont. Oftentimes, the American renditions just end up heavier, heartier, and sweeter, which, for me, kills the whole refreshment factor. I’m more interested in the use of sunflower seeds in brewing, it raises a few questions: how did they contend with the oils, did they go sans husks, etc.?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4116) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2011
22oz bottle, Dipped in yellow wax. Golden color, white foam. Aroma of sunflower seeds and flowers. Light flavor, nice malt, bread, cereal, and a hint of lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Its an honor to have this beer on draft. Fruity spicy aroma with a hint of must in the aroma. Pours golden blonde with a thin white head. Refreshing and crisp, with hints of citrus with a floral note. Very nice saison with a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3032) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Pours a dark gold. This is a fairly sweet beer and a little heavy for the style, but there’s a nice fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Golden in color, light white head. Very light funk aroma, lightly sweet. Solid and great saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2011
A dark golden color with a white head. Aroma is citrus, brown sugar, spices. Flavor is a bit dry with caramel, citrus, yams, brown sugar. Finish is clean with some alcohol and spices. Overall nice beer.

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