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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3489) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
25.4 oz bottle. Cloudy orange with a whipped white head and crazy lacing. Nose is banana, rye and mild lemon zest. Medium light, almost creamy, with fuzzy carb. Taste is yeast, peach pits, parsley, honey and rye. A nice twist on a Saison.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
750ml bottle shared by someone. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, citrus, and some spices. Tastes of citrus, spices, some breadiness, and yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14905) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle, 75cl, thx to papsoe. It pours a hazy orange body with a big diminishing off-white head. Citrus, some caramel, a touch of brett and spices in the aroma. Ginger maybe. Sourish flavor with lemonpeel, spices and alcohol. Dry, medium to full body, fizzy and warming. Decent, spicy finish. I like the spicyness in this beer, but else it was quite ordinary. Or rather maybe just not my beer. (080823)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle. The nose is consumed in soapy yeast, along with a large dose of estery creamed banana and orange. Medium tartness, some lactic acidity, minimal, I guess. A mixture of creamed fruit and clove esters in the finish. Somewhat overcarbonated, when it dissolves it turns slightly flabby, but overall there are few complaints.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2008
750ml bottle. A gentile pour yields a murky orange beer with a huge, frothy white head. Aroma does have a touch of pineapply and tart brett. Plenty of dry yeast. Lots of spice... especially as it warms up. Perfume. Bread dough. Some hay and leaf pile. Intense and prickly carbonation. Quite distracting, actually. The rye really comes through on the tongue. Very dry, spicy and soapy. Some lactic-ness on the finish. Mouth filling carbonation. Quite dry with a floral and dishsoap finish. Decent. Thanks Joey!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
750ml bottle from andrew. thanks my friend....quite a muddy orange caramel brown pour with particles floating througout. thick,fluffy white head took a bit to settle down..... aroma of bread, spice, oranges, and a chemical aspect to it.... flavors followed suit. yeasty, citrusy, and a decent amount of spice with a drier finish. finishes a little too sweet for me though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2010 10/25/08. 750 ml bottle thanks to drewbeerme for this. Pours an orange amber with a beige head. Nose is grainy and malty with a touch of spice and a hairspray. Grain and rye flavors dominate with fresh fruit, lemon, spice, and a grassy bitterness. The brettanomyces are rather muted. I’d like some tart notes but still this is really drinkable and enjoyable.

Sampled at RBSG. Orange copper body with a creamy off white head. Dough biscuit earthy malts earthy hops. Bitter orange grapefruit earthy and refreshing flavors. A little too bitter. 8/3/7/3/15 3.6

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Draught. High creamy off-white lasting head. Hazy yellow body. Both aroma and flavor indicated a wheatbeer with its fruity coriander notes. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Pours with a large head on top of a murky amber hue. The aroma is of bread, funk - barnyard funk in particular, orange peels. The flavor is very orangey, with some spices in the taste. This beer has a slight bitter alcohol finish. The palate is dry with lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Orange with a large off white head. The aroma is of orange peel, barnyard, and bread. The flavor is bitter and spicy with notes of oranges and bananas. The palate is syrupy. I’m not a fan... I guess its just not my style.


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