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RATINGS: 668   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 (8037) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
Big bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on Saturday September 6, 2014. Storflaskelördag.
Cloudy yellow color, white head. Fresh, spicy scent, yeasty. Fresh, spicy, yeast taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Spicy, yeasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2058) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle @ Haket Bar. Cloudy golden with a tiny white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fryuit, spices, malt and hops. Medium body with a bitter / sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirschb (2) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
Keg- very mild to almost non-existent Brett characteristics. Nice rustic, slightly rough around the edges flavor profile. Probably true to traditional/historical saisons. Hop levels are perfect for the style, very present, but don't overwhelm the flavor if the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Lemony, grapefruit nose, nice bretty funk is restrained, some yogurt there too. Bright gold, almost pastel, cloudy, with a fine head. More brett in the flavor, a bit earthy, grassy, leather and dust, and more lactic notes. Grapefruit zest still going. Crisp, high carbonation, somewhat bitter finish. Nice stuff. A but dirtier flavor than I hoped after the nose, but still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1195) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
75 cl bottle @ home (WARNING: gusher!). Pours hazy yellow with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are lemons, brett, yeast, and spices - with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2002) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
Pours cloudy yellow with low frothy white head. Aroma of honey, wheat, citrus, peach, light herbs. Taste is initial wheat sweet followed by a more complex fruit bittersweet, refreshing finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation. Lingering honey and fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at Antenna America. Aroma is good and fruity, Brett, peaches. Taste is strawberries and cream. Light citrus. Good stuff. Very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (406) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy gold with a foamy white head. Flavors are wheat, spicy yeast, light funk, citrus and stone fruits with earthy and herbal notes. Light to medium body, high carbonation, thin texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3171) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Belle soirée de dégustation avec mes amis campagnards. Un code et une date qui figure sur la bouteille: #1142, 12/18/13. Un liquide blond/doré qui est évidemment embrouillé. Une tête des plus solides et une épaisse dentelle sur nos verres. Un nez bien rustique, légèrement poivré avec un grain frais, des notes citronnées et des fleurs sauvages. Un goût approprié à la saison estivale, bien levuré et épicé avec un petit fruit jaune, des céréales tendres et des petites fleurs des champs. Une sensation en bouche qui est plaisante avec son corps bien aéré. Un arrière-goût frais, fermier et bien sec. Cette bière qui a plus de 6 mois d’âge a perdu de ses houblons mais a développé une belle rusticité. J’aime ce qu’elle offre présentement. Maintenant, je vais tenter de me trouver une très jeune bouteille.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (739) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
750 mL bottle from 2011. This has been a bit of a cellar cleaning weekend. Aroma is full of Brett pineapple and tropical fruit notes with fainter cherry pie filling. Medium, spicy phenolic notes with some herbal undertones. Light pear and red apple character and a hint of honey. Pours a cloudy, golden orange with a big, fluffy, white head of moderate thickness that displays a decent retention as it recedes to the edges. Light lacing and faint legs. Flavor has a lot more fruit character than the aroma with a moderate pear and red apple note followed by some overripe stone fruit. Moderate Brett character in the aroma with tropical fruit and a more phenolic, herbal and earthy note than in the aroma. Light phenolic spice and moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation; it did not gush, but the foam did creep up the neck of the bottle a bit. Low, but present astringency and low alcohol warmth Overall, a really nice saison but its just a little rough around the edges. If the flavor matched more closely with the aroma I think this could be amazing, but the fruit notes in the flavor were not quite working with the phenolics.

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