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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigbish (596) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1659) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8606) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2572) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5412) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10068) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9436) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5485) - 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.

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