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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our Spring Saison is light blonde in color with a fresh hoppiness and a wild and rustic Brettanomyces character. Lighter in color and alcohol than our Saison Rue, yet equally complex in its own way. Perfect for warmer weather and Spring celebrations.

3fourths' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8395) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
October 2012 dated bottle. lightly hazed golden wheat body with a medium sized white head. pilsner malt aroma with some minor banana esters and some pizza crust sourdough strangeness; little to no brett character evident other than some minor citrus notes that could well be from the sacc strain used. lemon oil, vegetables, malt liquor-esque corn ethanol, bananas and plantains and oregano and pizza crust and tomato paste (I know...)... so there’s some problems with the nose, but underneath the malt has nice expression, and I like the black pepper and the mild tropical fruit esters, but something is off and seems out of place. thankfully it tastes mostly clean. it’s lightly sweet with a lingering lemon oiliness and has a enjoyable lightness with soft carbonation, I really dig the mineral quality and some of the esters. if only the malt could be smoothed out a bit, it’s a bit too crunchy and grainy for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (286) - - MAR 7, 2015
Pours a hazy amber body with a thick head. Supernice aroma with farmhouse tones. Well balanced taste with a nice touch of complex tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1501) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bomber. Bright gold with a huge white head. Citrus and barnyard. Light fruit, caramel and funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (190) - Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is musty, yeast funk, mango, white grape, bread, sharp cheese. Taste is Belgian yeast, funk, peach, grape, light malt, biscuit, and light bitterness. Nice smooth palate, light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2442) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle says 12/18/13, unsure if that is born on or best by, nonetheless this is good stuff! This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow to dim orange color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a good thirty seconds. There was barely any lacing anywhere on the glass. The smell had a nice sweet refreshing lemon, slightly grassy and leading into a slight dry earthy citrus. The taste was sweet and dry, a nice bitterness invades finely upon the surface of my tongue. There’s a nice bittersweet hoppy grapefruit aftertaste leading into a nice dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the saison style and for me. Overall, I like this one alot and would definitely have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3076) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/19/2013. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, peach, pineapple, pepper, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, peach, pineapple, white grape, pepper, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, peach, pineapple, white grape, pepper, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent saison style. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
Pours light golden with a massive frothy white head. Aromas of rye bread, citrus, honey, slight funk, lemongrass. Taste is rye bread, citrus, honey, funk and some slight lemongrass. Mouthfeel is dry and very sprightly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2014
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, golden with a large, fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, brett, citrus peach and spice. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A lovely crisp Saison indeed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnowThyBeer (26) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014
A fine spring seasonal, poured into a wine glass. Not much of a nose, but great flavor, body and finish. Would slam this with some buttered fish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
750ml bottle - This one is definitely a very nice saison and the fact that it’s got some brett in there to gobble up some extra sugar sure didn’t hurt the complexity of the beer. When popped open the bottle, there was a little eruption of foam, but nothing over-the-top. Huge, fluffy head with minimal dissipation...clingy lacing all over the place. The aroma was alive with notes of lemon, pepper, orange zest, floral, bready and what I can only liken to smelling an empty sugar bag. The flavor seemed to match the aroma blow-for-blow with strong citrus flavors, lightly herbal, funk, peppercorns, wet leather and just a showing of alcohol. And to my suprise, the bottle was gone before I realized it. Light, full of flavor, never heavy and there just the right amount of complexity to keep my tastebuds in wanting more and more. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbouAli (187) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Odeur de saison (levure). Mousse épaisse qui dure avec une bonne persistance. Goût léger d’alcool et de brett léger. Certaine lourdeur au niveau du corps.

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