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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A bright golden, effervescent brew that is slightly tart with a pleasantly spicy aroma created by a special blend of 4 Belgian style yeasts and Perle hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottled. Acridly spicy aroma,. Sweet, lemony flavor, mushy grapefruit, a touch of funk. Overcarbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lupulcious85 (10) - - JUL 21, 2014
Real bummer. Love their doppelbock. On tap at a local pub. Dark for a saison, almost dark orange. Dwindling head. Aroma of green apple, spicy saison funk and green apple. Taste unpleasantly balanced sour with pear and green apple. I couldnt get past the sour green apple in this beer. Switched to a local wit after painfully drinking half the snifter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

6/12/2011: Tommyknocker Golden Saison... Aroma: Wheat and doughy malt, yeast, light citrus, and a dash of spice. Appearance: Cloudy, tarnished gold color with a massive head of rocky off-white foam. Flavor: Tangy, slightly sweet malts; sweet breadiness followed by perfume and citrus peel and then a nice tartness; soft throughout and definitely soft in the finish. Palate: Medium-light, well-carbonated and airy. Overall: Surprisingly, this beer surpassed by expectations, HOWEVER, Tommyknocker typically makes some fairly trashy beer (I got suckered in by the sale price tag on this beer), so my expectations were that this beer would be just slightly better than sewer water. This beer is, in fact, drinkable, but is still underwhelming and not really to style (in my opinion), although most American micro Saisons aren’t anything like their traditional Saison counterparts. This beer is just okay for what I have dubbed the more mainstream "American Saison" style of beer made for the masses, but I definitely won’t be drinking a second bottle of this beer ever again.

16 fl. oz. bottle (5% alcohol by volume) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #45 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (893) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
On tap at the brewery last spring. Pours a murky orange with a white head. Light aroma, of yeast, hops, and a bit of spices. Bigger taste, of baking spices, coriander, orange peel, malt, and yeast. Lingering sparkly spices. Decent saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1203) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
August 23rd, 2011 - Here it is! At last, here is the beer I can call oh so dear, that one brew in many that can draw me into Tommyknocker’s brewery where I can cry aloud with satisfying pride, "Hark! One Golden Saison, for this thirsty man before you!" When I descend from slopes and trails and boulders frozen mid-tumble but before I come to home for weary rest and respite, grant me one bottle of the Golden Saison on which I wet my lips. / The Golden Saison inflates with two or three fingers of white, cotton like foam which floats sleepily on top of a pale, golden straw colored beer. The nose features touches of pear, some popcorn butter and touch of sweet blood orange, while the flavor introduces itself with a solid carbonation, carrying a cleansing acidity but the same butter touches found in the aroma. Mild, but interesting for the touch of mandarin orange, this is indeed the beer I would regularly drink after the token stop in Idaho Springs which always ends by gorging on BeauJeau’s pizza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2261) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Golden with a larger, frothy white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, a bit of earthy. Full bodied. Flavor has plenty of tart fruit, spicy yeast, sweet, light rustic earth. Pretty fun brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pours hazy canary golden with 1-finger frothy white head and a lot of carbonation. Nose is floral spices, candi sugary malt, some horseblanket, and hopcitrus. Tastes hoppy and citric, dry and floral, with some funky mid-palate notes. Finishes tart and sour. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle… Mostly clear golden ale with a mid-sized, delicate white head that surprisingly diminishes to a tight, creamy cap and sticks around pretty much forever. The nose provides boatloads of apricot, peach and apple with a light clove-like and a faint smoke-like phenol. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and busy carbonation. The flavor is a touch bland and minerally, but is saved by some really nice tartness and a trace of fruitiness – apricot and green apple. Finishes tangy and mildly dry. This is so much better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7508) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012
Tap @ the brewpub, Idaho Springs. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of aweet malts, yeasty notes, honey, fruit. Taste is malts, yeast, spices, honey, green apples, light caramel, sweet fruit. Medium body, lively carbonation. 040312

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very hazy dark golden with a large, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is citrus and quite a bit of sour. Flavor is fairly sour without much in the way of the citrus flavor, lightness, or spices I associate with a saison. Really strikes me as a sour ale more than a saison. That being said, I like it -- since I like sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle: Beautiful appearance; hazy light golden/straw color with a finger of creamy off-white head. Fruity, yeast, earthy florals, and a light tartness make up the aroma. Loses most of the pizaz in the flavor; still a little tart, but much less of the earthy bits and fruity tones. Mostly yeast, really. I was almost convinced Tommyknocker had done something special here...

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