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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Madrone is an amber saison with a hint of tartness and a big burst of fruity west coast hops (cascade and zythos). Citrus and tropical fruit in the nose this might be the closest to an IPA we’ll get.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (9759) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is strong citrus and floral. Medium mouth, dry hop, citrus, light bitterness, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5215) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) shared at tasting. Slightly hazy golden with a medium white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is fruity (citrus, but also mild berries) with cardboard/oxidation notes and mild spiciness. Taste is fruity and floral with citrus notes, cardboard, mild metallic presence and herbal notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Fruity finish. The oxidation was unfortunate and the beer didn’t have much interesting features otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (3258) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a super hazy golden with a high white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of oxidation and carbonic acid. Taste is of cardboard, fruits and caramel. Eh... Body and carbonation are average for the style. Old, oxidized and just not that good, would have to rerate a fresher sample since I feel this one was just too old and not representative.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy golden with high off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of fruits. Taste is of fruits, bitterness. Not really complex nor interesting. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good, decent. Somewhat oxydized.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7531) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
pours cloudy dark golden with a frothy off-white head, reviving and leaving stuffy lacing. doughy rotten fruits - orange spiciness; minty citrus, metallic, cherry acridness, old grass/rag, minerals, hint of sweetness. moderate carbonation, light body, semi-sweet and spicy finish. ordinary, which is common.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5790) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2015
On tap at the brewpub - pours light amber with a white head. The aroma has rough earthiness from hops, toasty, light nuttiness and saison yeast. It has a light crisp body then gets smooth and has a low amount of carbonation. The taste starts with toast, light funk, maltiness and is a bit medicinal. The finish is fairly astringent and has some hoppiness. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle: 750 ml bottle conditioned. Cloudy, medium straw or honey colored. Thick head and very good lace. Very yeasty, creamy nose. A hint of fruit. Fresh, clean and a little simple. Off dry, not sour and low bitterness. It’s a little cloying and flat. Solid but lacking complexity and a massive hook of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2391) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2015
Tap at Toronado Seattle; listed only as Commons Saison. (You’d think a purportedly world-class beer could give the full name).

Light gold pour, gently tart saison aroma with some mild hop character. Tasty, easy drinking beer, just a touch tart, very well balanced, modest on the esters but also not particularly funky; you’d think this would leave it without character but in fact it comes off very nicely crafted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle... Pours hazy and amber with a brief, white head. Spicy, herbal, phenolic, and hoppy nose. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is moderately sweet accompanied by farmhouse yeast-driven phenols and esters - clove, pear, banana, pink bubblegum and fuzzy fruits. Mildly tangy, tongue-numbing finish. Bottle courtesy of 50belair, newcigarz, landhoney, ctipping or biggsbowler! I can’t remember. Who cares? They’re all generous and all-around great guys!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle @ home. Hazed amber pour with a white head. Floral and grassy hops on the nose. Some toast, pear, mango, and baked apple. A little bit of herbs as well. Flavor has a nice floral and herbal hop quality to it. Slightly bitter, but good bread, biscuit, and toasty malt. Slight lemon tang. Pretty nice.

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