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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3582) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pours clear pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is spicy with coriander and clove notes...light fruitiness. Flavor follows suit...good bitterness...grass and juicyfruit with coriander. Mouthfeel is light with a fruity/spicy finish that dries.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Very clear golden with a nice white head fades... Very fruity, excellent lacing, kinda dry, medium body, decent flavor... Kinda like an approachable flavorful saison...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11472) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy gold with a medium-large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy, spicy, and grassy hops, biscuit and light Pils malt with fruity esters and spices. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt, spices and fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Hazy yellow pour, with a rocky white head. Enticing yeasty lemon aroma. Light and spritzy on the tongue. Easy drinking summer ale. Lemon drop candy and a little belgian fukiness. Long fruity and dry finish. I could sip a few of these after mowing the lawn. It wouldn’t stand up to any food match stronger than an undressed salad or a sorbet. But still, a lot of flavor for such a low ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bomber from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Pretty decent pour, a cloudy pale gold with a medium head and bits of soapy lacing. Light yeast, straw, and dry hops in the nose. Taste is understated and mostly undeveloped, a dose of hops, a helping of fruit, some modest dry cracker and spice in the finish. Okay drinking but not much personality.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigbish (649) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
I wasn’t a very big fan of this saison. I thought it was fairly bland, not much going on. Try thier other beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1800) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Tasted on tap at iTap Chesterfield into tulip glass. It poured a cloudy yellow color with long-lasting white foam and lots of Belgian lace. Aromas of very live yeast, freshly cut husky grains, woodsy and mildly spicy hops, light pepper and clove. Flavors of mild malt, wheat, citrus, honey, herbal tea tannins, subtle earthiness and wildness (late Brett?), some vegetal spices, perhaps coriander, grains of paradise, nutmeg. Mellow white-bread mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, well-rounded and refreshing. Suspended yeast gives an interesting chalky or powdery impression. Lingering fruity and herbal aftertaste which eventually finished fairly dry. Crisp and complex, highly recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9151) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery is hazy orange with white head, aroma brought notes of some pineapple, pear, apricot notes mix with some slight spice, lots of sweet crackery biscuit as well in there. Taste is sweet tropical and white fruits, some pear and pineapple and a touch of mango mix into the crackery biscuit, finishing fairly sweet. Wish there was a bit more spice and some funk to balance out the sweet, but a decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2633) - 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 (6379) - 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.


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