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A traditional farmhouse ale made with a very expressive yeast strain that contributes an array of tropical fruit, spice flavors and aromatics. Brewed with a variety of harvest grains including barley, wheat, oats and rye as was likely the case with farmhouse brewers of yore. The result is a complex, refreshing and distinctive example of this esoteric style. Intensely fruity (passion fruit, pineapple, mango, lychee), slightly spicy (clove, white pepper)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Translucent golden straw with a billowing white head. Medium body with high carbonation.

Aroma: classic saison yeast notes like a stone basement full of lychees, apples, pears, mango, and straw. Malt and hop character are pushed into obscurity.

Taste: black pepper and clove yeast phenols dominate up front, followed by a complex mix of pale barley, tart wheat, and a hint of grainy rye.

I’m not generally a fan of saisons, but this is wonderfully fruity, spicy, and grainy -complex and balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigkid895 (13) - - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with nice frothy head great flavor a bit different from most beers I have had but in a good way

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acread (20) - St. Albans, Vermont, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Unlike other posters, I happen to think that this example of a saison is very well done. Despite its low alcohol and high sessionability, the white pepper and tropical fruit notes are highly complex and balanced. The use of oats creates a lovely mouthfeel, but the shining star is the yeast. Beautiful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1961) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Bottled 6/6/13 from Trader Joes in Fairfield. Very pale gold with slightly fizzy loud head. Nice lemon pastry yeasty citrus spicy aroma. Medium fruity pineapple mango sweetness with assertive herbal peppery hop fairly dry finish. Lacks the true Belgian saison soft texture. Medium light but fizzy. Good. 12/5/14 Meh. I think my tastes have evolved. Giving this more points. Lively texture is okay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
Draught at En öl- & whiskymässa 2014. Clear golden, medium white head. Fruity, slightly peppery, floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with edium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (567) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Soft citrus lemon bread aroma. Enormous head to start. Hazy straw colored body. Mild bitterness. Soft lemon yeast taste. Soft bubble feel.Refreshing and tart. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
Flaska från Mikkeller&Friends. Gyllengul klar vätska, vitt lågt skum. Stiltypisk belgisk saison med mycket karaktär. Torr, krispig och lite oljig munkänsla. Kryddig, fruktig, jästig, estrig i trevlig kombination. Jordig, gräsig och örtig, vitpepper, nejlika, lätt pepprig och gräsig beska, lätt tropisk fruktighet. Fin smakbild. Mycket god

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Keg. Pours clear gold with a white head. Smells of wheat, some fruity undertones, spicy, flashes of grassy hints. Taste yields light dry crisp pilsner malt with a dry spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2062) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle 3/8/13 it is DATED! Poured a deep golden color with a covering of white head that held on rather well. Aroma has wheat, banana yeast, spices, clover, and some rye. Mouth feel is medium light and there is plenty of carbonation. Flavor has nice yeast, grains, spices, and bitterness into the finish. Quite a nice drinkable surpriser!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2014
Very nice and refreshing. On tap at Schouskjelleren in March, 2014. Would be a good summer beer, dry and a bit chalky with subdued fruits. A good looking but somewhat empty saison. The Stepford Wives of beers.

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