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RATINGS: 726   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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aenima (244) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Refreshing citrusy aroma. The flavour is citrus, bread and a little spicy. I would have expected more rye flavour. Very balanced but maybe a little plain and boring.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Pours cloudy peach with a medium creamy white head. Aromas of peach, sour apple, vanilla, oak, funk. Taste is funk, red berries, tropical fruit, vanilla, apple. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with medium carbonation. Quite good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5356) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from bierkompass.de. Shady amber, large off-white head. Spicy and minty aroma, some earthy notes. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Semi dry with a bit tannic bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (105) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Full bodied, extremely balanced. Very light brett notes. Pale malts, some spicy rye, light earthy, citrusy hops. Big balanced saison.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Aromas of bubble gum, banana, floral and grassy hops. Hazy pale orange with a lasting bubbly, white head. Off-dry, spicy, farmy, very well balanced. Light-medium bodied, very refreshingly carbonated. With a little more malt prevalence than I’m used to in a saison, this beer has great drinkability, and an awesome balance between malt, hops, and wild yeast.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HellesBunny666 (151) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Tart apple aromas, bready, yeast. Omg so delicious, first sip is tart and juicy. Spicy, rye, dry, sharp, floral, very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (240) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Aromas of tart citrus, light clove. White head and golden orange body. Tart crisp light citrus some spice minor banana and a sweet finish. Crisp and tart on the palate little sweet in the end

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
21.05.2014, 0,75l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Big fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is loaded with Co2 stinging in the nose, followed by yeast, flowers, dried fruits, hay, spices, light malts, almond cake, caramel. Taste is slightly sweet, sugar, almond cake, spices, grass, hay, flowers, yeast, weeds, citrus, dried fruits, light malts. Medium bitterness, slightly dry harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough, but not really my cup of tea.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a hazy light amber body with a huge bubbly off-white head. Nose is peppery rye tones, straw, nougat, caramel and hints of saison yeast, sugary esters and hints of apple cores and toffee. Taste is rye, white pepper, grains, caramel, saison esters and hints of straw and nougat. Medium body, high carbonation. Not bad, very rye-ish in profile but quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (652) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2014
Pours semi clear amber-orange with thick froathy white head and amazing lacing. Aroma: bretts, rye, berries, hops, saison yeast. Taste: fruits, bretts, bubblegum, alcohol, hops. Balance is near perfect. Original brew.


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