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RATINGS: 146   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours a cloudy, orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, dense, frothy and creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty fruity up front with lots of tangerines and orange florals as well as a bit of a candied pineapple and grapefruit. Bready pale malts with a light sweetness, some straw, and just a touch of spicing. Flavor is similar. Creamy tangerines and oranges up front with candied pineapples and grapefruits. A light yeasty spicing with a bready, medium sweet malt backing. Sweeter resins, florals, and pines grow a bit towards the end as well as some yeasty spice before this finishes a bit sweet and really fruity with a light spicing and a dry, moderate bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a creamy, medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, this was pretty enjoyable, but definitely didn’t drink like a saison. Lots of fruity, somewhat candied citrus hops, a light yeasty spice, and a sweet bready malt backing. Pretty hefty when it comes to the ABV%, but no hint of alcohol. I’m not the biggest fan of this, but it definitely has a FFF stamp on it when it comes to the hopping.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
hazy orange, light cream head lasts. Zesty nose is light citrus, heavy pineapple with faint peach sweetness, honey then with warmth comes dum dum sweetness, probably the watermelon. Flavor is quite bitter, paper and orange up front with medicine and burn mid-finish. Wouldn’t have guessed saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick frothy head. Pineapple aroma. Mellow and nice. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
On tap, pours hazy orange with white head, not much lacing. Aromas is tons of juicy and almost rotten fruits, like mango, honeydew, Tropical fruits, mango, bitter hops, a little boozey, tons of fresh fruits and some vegetable qualities, and melon. Awesome and interesting saison from 2 of top 3 brewers ever. Bring it on.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3001) - 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 ..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
650 ml bottle
I was not sure how to approach a saison from Three Floyd’s. My memory of Rabid Rabbit still lingers as a bit of a mess. Obviously this recipe worked out much better. If bottles make it to the central part of the state I may have to grab another one.

Aroma / Appearance - The hazy orange base looks like orange marmalade. An ivory head rests on top timidly. Sweet apples, pears, and yeast stick out though lacking is that trademark over the top hops profile. Instead this one is more subdued though still evident.

Flavor / Palate - Apple skins, cotton candy, and an earthy hay base meld to form an experience that is well planned. The texture hangs in the back of the throat where the hops emerge strongest. I would love to try the De Molen version if it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Delicious combo from two of my favorite brewers. The Belgian yeast and wheatiness is welcome, as is the curious blend of spices that give this full flavored beer its character. Not only citrus and coriander, but floral aspect as well.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Fresh pink grapefruit, honey, and musty aroma. Honey gold with a large ivory head, thick lacing. Syrupy sweet honey malt, subtle citrus peel, dry bitter herbal/spice flavor. Full body..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2798) - Nijmegen, 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!)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Bouteille 22oz, courtoisie de Johnsense. De couleur ambrée et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (raisins blancs fermentés, notes de fruits tropicaux, de poires vertes et d’agrumes) aux notes épicées (poivre doux) et terreuses, moyen de pain, léger de grains de malt sucrés et de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses et citriques ainsi qu’avec des notes d’alcool. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes crémeuses. Goût moyen-amer et asséchant (une amertume présente en arrière-goût toute la gorgée) semblant provenir à la fois de houblon floral et citrique (pamplemousse, pomelo) ainsi que de levures fruitées et terreuses (agrumes, traces de pêches) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen goût de levures épicées (poivre, faibles traces de clou de girofle) avec des notes de céréales sucrées et de pain. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve un léger-moyen goût d’alcool réchauffant (incluant de faibles traces de sirop contre la toux) jusqu’en finale, où l’amertume de houblon se fait légèrement herbeuse. Post-goût long et sec, moyen-amer de houblon floral, légèrement citrique et herbeux avec un goût de levures fruitées et assez terreuses (zeste d’agrumes) ainsi qu’avec un léger goût d’alcool et d’épices (poivre doux).


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