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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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La Petite Saison is a beautifully crafted beer brewed in the Belgian farmhouse style. The award-winning ale relies on Pilsener malt and white wheat, gently flattered with German Perle, Czech Saaz and American Willamette hops which add subtle, yet intricate flavoring to the beer. The Belgian yeast headlines the show, lacing palates with the delicate, floral esters for which the style is known. LPS is a smooth sipper with a crisp finish, and at 5.3% ABV skirts the upper range of session territory.

The yeasty notes in this saison make it a natural pairing for a variety of breads, cheeses and salads and it makes for a great backyard barbeque or watching the sun set over the Rocky Mountains.

First released in 2010 as Le Petit Saison, it was reintroduced in 2012 as a summer seasonal under the name La Petite Saison.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2507) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bomber. Pour results in almost all head in the glass with very little light good liquid at the bottom. Aromas are thick with apples, a little doughy yeastiness and some lemon or something like that. Flavor is OK but seems more like a hard cider than a beer. Not sure if this is intentional or if there is a QC problem. It is decent and some of the funkiness comes through, but the apple juice flavor is strong with this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4521) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Very faintly hazy light gold with a thin oamy head, no lace. Big nose of barn funk, overripe light belgian fruit, and a touch of hay. Taste was a little light but contained a lot of comnplex saison flavors. Dry funky yeast, light cereal malt, some complex ripe light fruits, and some coriander. Interesting, just a bit light on the palate.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 Tap @ brewery. Very light, hazy appearance with a white head. Some fruity, spiciness, mango, orange, light yeasty aroma. Orange, mango, belgian yeasty, golden malty, a little soapy flavor. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Draft at GABF. Pours a nice looking, lightly hazed gold with orange in the middle. Persistent white bubbles. Nose is white pepper, soft apricot and rose. Grainy notes come across as well. On tasting, nice bitterness and herbal notes. More white pepper and soft fruits. Clean overall with the yeast doing its job well. Nice enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
This brew pours a clear golden color with a thick and fluffy white head that burns away slowly. Partial rings of lace. The aroma consists of bready malt, yeast and fruit. Light and crisp body with flavors of yeast, citrus, sweet malt and mild spice. The finish is fruity with a Belgian yeast aftertaste lingering. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Pours a clear yellow with a huge white head. Nose is herbal and estery with malt and citrus. Malty flavor with herbs and funky esters before a citrusy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
20110504 Bomber via trade from Doodler, thanks man! Pale golden with a huge billowy white head of loose suds that lasts for the whole glass. Aroma is doughy with some light floral, pear, and vinous notes that remind of a mild sauvignon blanc. Light and airy body with slight stickiness, lots of carbonation, soft pear-like acidity, light hay, and a mineral/limestone finish that is more chalky dry than hoppy bitter. Pretty nice stuff that, especially at this low abv, could be a regular if it was available regularly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Floral hop aroma. Light golden coloured and a little hazy in appearance. Hoppy with a hint of dryness in a yeasty malt finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2011
(Trinity Saison Festival 4/17/10). Cloudy pale yellow color. Medium white head. Light grain aroma. Light sweet grain flavor, with light spicy belgian yeast character. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2011
22oz bottle pours a hazy yellow with a very frothy white head. Nose of honey, flowers, mint. Flavor is minty, sweet, flower pollen, life savers. Medium bodied, chalky finish. Weird.


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