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RATINGS: 55   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1406) - 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...


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (654) - Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2014
A hazy pale golden with a good white head with great lacing. Aroma has biscuit malt with Belgian yeast banana, coriander and pepper spicing. Taste follows aroma with biscuity malt flavor along with some banana, coriander and pepper as well as a honey sweetness. Finishes with some sweetness and pepper. Light/medium body with crisp high carbonation. A little too sweet for my taste and somewhat over carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (988) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
August 19th, 2012 - Twisted Pine has produced an excellent contribution to what ended up being the beginning of an American wave of interest in saisons. Like many others in the same class, this is a cloudy, unfiltered looking beer, with a light yellow patina, protected by a centimeter or so of otherwise uninteresting foam. The intrigue begins in the aroma, with banana, bread, walnuts and a light acidic edge, giving a touch of sharpness to a sweet, bread smelling brew. The flavor is mild, though thick with the aroma’s banana bread notes. A lighter carbonation and medium-soft aftertaste lead to a lovely, thick intensity, with a rich eggy touch and the lofty sweetness of a custard or flan. The palate itself is light, and unlike many continental saisons, lacks the dry scratchiness of the heavier grain notes preferred by the style’s progenitors, which I stereotype to be thick-necked French peasant farmers. Apparently we modern Americans take our saison with a touch more delicate sweetness, and I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle: Pours a bright golden color with astounding clarity. A finger of rocky white head leaves a light topper and small ring throughout. Aside from the yeast, there is not much to the aroma. Very minimal florals and grain. Similar description for the flavor; yeast, florals, and spent grain. Heavily carbonated. Sessionable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1354) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Nose full of yeast and wheat and a little black pepper spice. Full and lush on the palate without being creamy. Long and friendly; very well-balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3627) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pale gold color with a good sized white head. Aroma is of straw, heavy bread dough, yeast, and light lemon. Taste is of yeast, grain, light lemon.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3839) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Works for this 102 degree day. Look is clear, whitish head, golden in color. The smell is yeast, hops, wheat, lemon, and ok. The taste is fruit, lemon, orange, yeast, wheat, and ok.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1366) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Hay, barnyard, and florals on the nose. Pours a greenish light yellow with a foamy, mostly diminishing, white head and no clacking. The taste follows the aroma. Wheat, florals, yeast with a dry crisp champaign-like finish. Medium-light body with crisp carbonatin. Overall, I like a crisp dry Saison and this fits that criteria. Will drink again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Appearance: Pours a dull hazy yellow gold with a rapidly subsided white head.

Aroma: Classic perfumy, bready Belgian yeast.

Taste: Husky grainy pale malt, spicy Belgian yeast, a touch fruity. Very low bitterness. Finishes with quick yeastiness.

Mouthfeel: Lively prickly carbonation. On the thin side of medium bodied.

Overall: A beautiful, simplistic rendition of a saison. This is exactly what I want out of a saison, moderate alcohol and no gimmicks.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Draft at Good Dog. Yellow green straw pour with a slim foamy white head. Grapefruit. Floral saision with a dry finish. Thyme. Green banana. Pumello. Lime. Straw. Works reasonably well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow color with a moderate white head. Nose is definitely funky and yeasty with some almost leather notes to it. Taste is a little sour, but not overwhelming. OK.


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