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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5015) - 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 (345) - Napa, California, 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 (2214) - 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 (10265) - 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 (14042) - San Leandro, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a mostly clear copper color with a large white head. A fruity dusty hop nose. Sweet, some bitter hops and dusty yeasty notes. Caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle pour at Jimmy's 43 battle of the Belgian event. Tan color with a nice easy drinking taste. Very flavorful and easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of florals, pepper, caramel, pineapple, perfume, and straw. Flavor of florals, herbaceous, pepper, grass, citrus, and earthiness with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Pours dark gold with a big pillowy white top. Aroma is citrus hops with farmy yeast and earthy malts. Taste is a nice balance of earthy and citrus hop bitterness coupled with yeast and a little farmy funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Levi’s place. Thanks Ariel. Cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma with yeast, citrus, flowers, mild spiciness, a hoppy note and a light earthy note. Dry-ish flavor with light sweetness, yeast, fruitiness, flowers and a light bitterish touch, somewhat citric. Medium-bodied with strong carbonation.

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