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RATINGS: 755   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2618) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours unclear golden in color with a frothy whitish head. Earthy cellar floor notes, bit of yeasty spicyness, some funkiness, lemony notes and hints of grassyness in aroma. Lemony juicyness and honey sweetness in taste at first, there’s also some spicy white peppery notes present. Not much of funkyness or tartness tastewise, but instead more of some citrus and spicy green herbs are present with a little bit of sweet malts as well.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3356) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2014
Large foamy head deep gold pour aromas coriander citrus banana yeast spice rich grain malt the flavours lemon pepper clove orange very sharp lemon warped bitter taste the yeast no doubt sometimes it is good this time no the finish tart warped bitter taste off on the palate could not get through it the Brett and hop mix a big no

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (467) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Une mousse onctueuse se forme au-dessus d’une bière embrouillée à la couleur dorée vivifiante. À ma grande surprise, je détecte des petits fruits rouges au nez, ainsi que des notes épicées gracieuseté de la double action de la levure et du seigle. Rien de trop funky jusqu’à présent. Les bretts font leur apparition en bouche, conférant une petite acidité à la bière. Jumelée à une bonne carbonatation, cette acidité agit comme le catalyseur des saveurs épicées et fruitées de la bière. Un côté mentholé se joint à la fête également. Encore une autre excellente bière de cette brasserie californienne.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"lighter on the brett than expected, but it’s there. well blended mix of wild flavors...yeast, malts, hops...very full bodied and full flavored. dry up front and in the finish. cool beer. the bruery keeps climbing!"

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2638) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle@sbwf14. Orange hazy. Citrus, with a sturdy malty backing. Bit too sturdy. Nicely bittered, balance, great beer overall. I’m not that convinced rye makes a saison better, but interesting to have tried.

-- bb

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3460) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
750ml bottle @ sbwf14. Deep amber, thick white head. Distant fruity, berry aroma. Spicy. Flavor has citrus, peaches, sweetness, hops, yeast. Lingering peachy finish that is quite dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1485) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
Pours hazy amber low white head Aromas of barnyard, sweet matlyness, bread Taste has sweet bread, belgo yeast, syrup, corn, barnyard

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlbeer (842) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Yellow/orange pour with bubbly white head. Smells of yeast and malt. Very good flavor. My favorite saison ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Digzis (91) - Nancy, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2014
Dégustée à Los Angeles. Une bonne bière florale et épicée avec quelques notes de banane et de miel. Un assemblage de saveurs intéressant.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tastybeer (1785) - 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.


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