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RATINGS: 738   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!


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2012
The new, undisputed, saison/farmhouse ale champion!!!! Beautiful deep golden color, slightly sweet aroma, perfect ammount of sour. Will this get better with age? Who cares, who can possibly have a bottle of this at home and not drink it?

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matt7215 (2176) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2011 750 ml bottle from a trade with boutip. pours hazy light amber with a dense white head. aroma of pils malt, hops and brett. flavour of pils malt, rye spiciness, brett, perfect hopping. great saison, second best ive ever had.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
The aroma is mayber the best I have smelled in a saison ever. It is smooth, funky, sweet, and inviting. The color is bright golden sunset with a big foamy head. The Brett contributes well not only to the aroma, but gives delicious sweet and funky flavors as well.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ocdrinker909 (33) - USA - APR 21, 2010
on tap. Pours an orange yellow haze with a thick foam head. Has an aroma of farmhouse funk. Tastes of a sweet saison with malts and hops balance of a belgian strong ale. This is clearly a balance between a light sweet saison and a matly belgian strong. Very good brew.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leafs93 (1683) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Pours a hazy gold, gracious rocky white head that dissipated slowly. Aroma is great, consists of bubblegum, spices, banana, yeast and overall goodness. Taste was sweet with the yeast and spices taking front stage. Finish is a little bitter and it lingers. Smooth mouthfeel and extremely drinkable. Probably one of the best smelling beers I have ever had the pleasure of drinking.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
2004st4s (33) - Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2010
I can only hope to someday brew something this good. Golden color, amazing spicyness in the nose & taste. A little sweet but a great great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Wow this is carbonated! Fuzzy in color, and as expected some sediment. Smell is very earthy/bready with wood notes, grain and some apples. Head is completely white and has the consistency of sea foam. Taste is a lot of apple, bread and carbonation. This doesn’t sound all that great but it comes together excellently. Aftertaste is a good amount of hops... with a slight amount of sourness to them. A definite one to try if you like hops. Wonderful beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2011
WOW! I am having a hard time finding the words. The appearance is a bit muddy but the head is huge. The aroma is incredible, rye spice, herbs, grass, florals, and even a bit toasty with some nice funk. Taste is more of the aroma but spicy and it seems to change as the beer warms, it’s a surprise every sip. Palate is a bit thick for a saison and it’s not quite as refreshing as the style usually is. Overall it’s an amazing beer and will make a nice sipper on many more fall evenings.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
I have been on something of a Rye trip lately. It started with sampling Rye IPAs first, and then several Rye Whiskies, and then I found this Rye Saison. The beer poured a pale golden color and formed a large, creamy looking head. The look was very similar to Duvel, but the strong musty Brett aroma let me know that I was sampling something else altogether. The smell had floral, tart, vinous character, perfect for a farmhouse ale. The taste was dusty dry, with Brett funk in the beginning of the sip. This was followed by a pear like flavor, and finished off with a peppery spiciness. There wasn’t much of a rye influence, as the Brett pretty much drove everything else into submission. The aftertaste was herbal with touch of juniper. Very light in the mouth, and easy to drink. The alcohol content was well hidden under these layers, and crept up on you with some warmth. Very good interpretation of the style.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (901) - USA - MAY 6, 2012
Pale golden appearance with a thick white head. Aroma is slight banana with some hay. Flavor is light and effervescent with some light banana and clove. Nice fruity yeast in the finish. Quite nice take on a saison, excellent in the summer.


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