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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Now this is a saison! This refreshing Belgian-style ale is the combined effort of Three Floyds and De Molen’s fantastic brewer Menno (the real Dutch Hercules). This spicy and bracing ale was brewed in Munster, but look out for the one we brew in Holland at DeMolen. Cheers and drost!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
650 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a cloudy copper amber colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet orange, grapefruit, yeast and some lemon juice. Flavour of strong floral hops, sweet caramel, strong grapefruit, lemon juice, pungent citrus, herbs and hay. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6495) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
65 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours hazy golden color with a large lasting head. Aroma of spruce, herbal notes, some pine, fruits and hops. Flavor of hops, citric fruits, caramel malts and some toffee.
3414

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled@PBF VIII. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, nectary, some slight honey and quite sweet. Flavour is very much the same, and a very nice balance to it. The alcohol is evident but quite ok to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5954) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
65 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅷ
Aroma is sweetish with apricot, biscuits, fruits and caramel. Flavour is rather strong on apricot, some fruity notes. Finishes with apricot, grassy notes and hints of peppery spices. Becomes even too strong on herbs and spices at the end of the glass. Not bad anyway.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19935) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled at PBF. Hazy amber colour, coarse head. Rich grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Grapefruit, soap and marzipan. Salty, very bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4010) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
650ml bottle @ PBF 2013

Pours dark orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of hoppy fruits, floral notes, spices, malts and crisp lemony notes. Taste is hoppy, floral, lemony, fruity and spicy with notes of crisp maltiness. Finish is bitter, hoppy and floral with some spicy notes and hints of fruits. Quite nice hoppy saison.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of light yeasty notes, some pale and caramel malts, and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not that great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3047) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
Amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, light onion, apricot, peach, malts, fresh lemon, quite fruity. Bitter flavour, fruity, malts and hops. Great carbonation. Quite light body. Bitter finish, fruity, apricot and peach. Not quite a saison, but a nice beer nonetheless!
(From 66cL bottle @ ZZT-ish VIII / BBT I. Thanks for sharing, joes!)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2013
65 cl. bottle sampled @ Kraddel does 1K tasting. Procured by Kraddel. Cheers. Golden amber with little white head. Nose is huge on hops, USA, pine, big hay, lots of spices, big pepper, spicy yeast and quite rustic, nice. Taste is surprisingly bitter, very bitter hay, feels like there is quite a lot of old world hops in here as well, Eastern-EU?, grass, lots of barn, very big hay, huge raw spicy yeast, very lingering, grass, light zest, pepper, huge ester. Lovely but so harsh that it is almost hard to drink a glass, let alone a 22 oz. Ridiculously dry body. Quite lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
bottle thnx to kermis ! pours blonde, almost no foam . smells a bit hoppy, sharp carbo . bitter, hay, very mediocer beer ..


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