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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
American Saison
This beer is a bright and easy drinking farmhouse ale. Grassy undertones give way to a blooming citrus nose that presents itself upon a sweeter malt base than many saisons.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Growler from the brewery, which was nice enough to let me buy growlers a few hours before they opened two days in a row. Super nice guys. This one pours an orange-amber, hazy, with a surprisingly small head. Nose certainly shows citra hops... citrus and a hint of grass and plenty of saison yeast and some esters. A bit of a tart funk. Taste adds sweetness and a dry, white pepper finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Tap. The look is hazy, off white head, golden to copper in color. The smell is fruity esters, yeasty, wheat, bubble gum. The taste is a slight fruity grainy sweetness, yeast, gummy, ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very murky dirty apricot amber with a thin white head. Gentle citrus and musk on the nose. Medium bodied, a touch of wheat, musky with some graininess, slow citrus and warmth. Slow bitterness and a lot of musky yeast on the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2014
A pretty decent saison though not super exciting. Typical middle of the road saison.. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1964) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy, dark orange, with a lot of lacing. Big orange peel aromas, with some coriander, grains, and light bread. Sweet, light bitterness - nicely balanced. Medium body, sharp, and acidic. Overall, this is a pretty nice beer. What is lacks in complexity and traditional character, it makes up for in a brilliant and subtle hoppiness. I donít normally like overhopped American saisons, but this oneís pretty good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3/28/13. On tap during CBC 2013, at Churchkey, I believe. Orange pour with a nice khaki head. Light malts in the aroma, fruity hops, tropical, with light spice and ester. Nice spice and ester balances well with the fruity hops. I guess I dug this more than others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Draft, listed at 6.5% ABV. Small beige head with cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, orange, spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, some grapefruit. Light-medium body, light resin, stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Very nice mango skin orange with one finger of sandstone head. Aroma shows grapefruit juice, fruit skins, a light acidity, and various fruity esters. Overripe fruit in the flavor and slick fruit skins, Earthy with light yeasty notes. Hops dominate this one for sure. Medium light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Growler, thanks Bob for picking this up. Had high hopes for this "Citra Saison" but I kinda expected to be let down a bit too, so i donít know how high those hopes were. My first trophy beer. Okay, fruit forward saison with some florals, grass, and sweeter malts. Sad that I just missed trying the Haw River collab. as I bet that one was money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Had this a couple times at the brewery so far, and on both occasions Iíve been impressed with it. Bright light orange pour, well carbonated with a firm, foamy head. Nice nose of grass and spice thatís complemented by the citra. More tropical fruits to taste, gets close in places to a Belgian IPA but thankfully stays for the most part in the grassy, spicy climes of a saison. Well done.

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