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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4200) - 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 (7896) - Carlsbad, 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 (9999) - 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 (11181) - 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 (5076) - 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 (2296) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle. Super carbonated. Cloudy yellow. Fluffy head looks like a Hefe. Lemon, banana and soft Saison scent. Lemon, Hefe and soft peppery spice make up the initial taste profile. DUSTY. Nice spring beer but more like a peppery Hefe than a Saison or maybe I am splitting hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2010
nose is green apple skins, champagne grapes, lemon and candy sugar; mostly clean; smells like sparkling cider. medium sweetness up front; ample hop bitterness to accent the drying and astringent finish. mostly clean yeast; medium to heavy candy sugar sweetness; somewhat flabby/watery body, but overall a surprise. a mix of astringent dryness/hop bitterness, with lightly sweet transparent candy sugar that would taste awful if it were under-attenuated. thankfully it errs on the side of too much dryness, but it’s still not that great. a surprising beer from these guys, at least.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1907) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Pours a very pale hazy yellow with a huge half glass white head that won’t leave. Aroma is spicy floral hops, grassy, sweet. Flavor is spicy, fruity, light hop, yeasty notes.


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