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RATINGS: 737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Belgian Style Ale Brewed With Rye and Brettanomyces Our rustic, deep golden California farmhouse ale is brewed just a few times a year to celebrate the change of the season. Enjoy!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tastybeer (1727) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange, big white head. Good retention, some lace. Aroma of rye, dust, light brett, caramel, floral hop. Taste is quite sweet, minimal bitterness, rye, toffee, booze, toffee. Palate is sticky, slick, sweet finish. No brett, too sweet, too hot to be saison.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2888) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
08-SEP-2014, bottle @home, brought by Morten. Hazy orange with huge, fluffy, off-white, lasting, lacing head. Aroma is yeast, spice, peppar. Very spicy. Taste is spice, peppar, fruit and a bready note from the rye. Alcohol is present. Dry with quite some body. Fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (595) - ISRAEL - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at The Bruery tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy rusty-red with a small head. Aroma and taste of sweet fruits, citrus, spices, sour vinous notes and yeast. Medium-bodied, slightly sticky texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (149) - ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Cloudy orange with low off-white head. Yeasty aroma. citrus, notes of banana. Sweet flavor, spicy, orange, yeasty, a bit sour, lemon, pepper, balanced. Creamy and buttery texture. Medium body. Sweet aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (649) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Gold pour. Complex aroma with brett, rye, oak, funk. The taste adds more sweet fruit and is slightly less sour than I imagined. Still very crisp and clean. Like the spice from the rye ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a clear orangeish golden with a resilient white head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, bready and vanilla. Flavor is vanilla, sweetbread, pear, sugar, black licorice. Finish is sweet, pine, herbal. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1855) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle: To my surprise, I did not have a recorded rating for this. I feel like I’ve definitely had it before... but maybe not? Rustic amber, light-copper hybrid color; muddled & unfiltered with a fluffy, lasting white head on top. Aroma smells more like a "lighter" dubbel than a typical saison. Metallic caramel & stale toffee, plum, dark fruit esters, peppery spice, some cotton-y must, & a touch of sweet apple. Somewhere in there, I occasionally get a whiff of funky parmesan cheese rind, too. Taste is also more sweet than you’d expect a saison to be. Borderline sticky toffee & caramel, moderately stale with some toasted bread, apple, plum, yeast, perfume, & a spicy, potpourri-like finish. Lingering sweet-ish toffee notes, & a little bit of sharp yeast. This isn’t much of a saison, it’s more like a dubbel that was spiked with a little Brett. Saison de Lente blows this away.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (766) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
750 ml bottle pours a dark golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of Brett, light hops, spice. Medium bodied, complex and interesting

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7839) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Bottled at Haket, Göteborg, on August 16, 2014. During "big bottle share Saturday".
Clear golden color, very small white head. Sweet, cinnamon, chocolate, orange scent. A bit sweet mead. Light acidic and sweet, some flower petals taste. Sweet aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (208) - Vista, California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours light orange-amber with a nice, thick, white head that maintains. Aroma of sweet/sour, spicy yeast, and rye, very nice. Flavor is well balanced, medium sweet, medium sour, and light bitter. The 8.5% abv is well hidden. Refreshing, yet full bodied and flavorful. Medium to soft carbonation, sticky and creamy texture, Highly recommended.


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