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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2652) - 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 (4847) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
22oz courtesy of argo0. Poured a clear, light straw with a healthy, fizzy white head. Aroma of detergent, lemon, honeysuckle, florals. As it warms some mild acetone comes through. Taste is dry, soapy, light. Inoffensive, light, more like table saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11390) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2011
22 oz bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Hi carbonation. Aroma of lemon and straw. Taste is lemon, pepper, slight funk. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11453) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
22oz bottle. Large white head atop cloudy lemon yellow body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeasty, orange, some lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, yeasty/spicy, some orange, light lemon. Fairly dry finish. Light-medium body, some effervescence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours a medium gold with an ok white head. Aroma is light biscuit, toast, pils malts, bready, lemon zest, toast, peppery, spicy phenols. Flavor is mineral, green grassy, minty hops, lemon and spice, pepper light dough, yeast, phenol and mostly dry. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
A solid if mostly American saison. Not overly funky. Very good summer sipper. A little spicy but primarily mild and unassuming.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Some nice subtlety in this saison. Start with a thick foamy head and a golden pour. Nose is a bit weak with thin bready and soapy aroma. Thin but crisp taste with dough, barnyard hay, faint citrus and a little copper bite. A quick but poignant finish. Well balance and not too bad.


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