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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Malt beverage with natural flavors


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2010
20100901 12oz bottle from State Line. Clear dark golden with small but lingering sudsy head. Aroma is mostly hoppy with lots of sweet and orangey citrus, some herby sage and bay, and hints of fresh red bell pepper. Mouthfeel is a bit light with underwhelming carbonation that doesn’t quite scream saison. Light yeasty phenols, bubblegum, dill, mint, are overcome by resinous and citrus hops. It’s actually a pretty tasty beer, but seems a stretch to call it a saison -- maybe more Belgian IPA. In fact, it reminds quite a bit of the delicious though somewhat more aggressive Flying Dog Mad Bitch. Finishes somewhat sweetly and limp, with only ghosts of herbal and resinous hops lingering.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
The new droid app is way better.... clear pale yellow, small head... very herbal nose, big aroma of thyme... flavor profile follows suit, w a ton of drying hops, very very herbal... medium bodied, spiciness makes it bigger....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of saison spiciness, fruity yeast notes, Ginger, lemongrass and other spices. Flavor of and excellent citrusy saison. Spices are def there but not overpowering. Better then Stone version.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Lightly hazy golden color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of lemongrass, herbs, parsley, citrus fruits, and toast. Taste of citrus, lemon, parsley, toasted malts, and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1553) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle shared at stateline by robert.... Pours a golden orange color, decent head. Nose of spices, lite tyme. Taste is more enjoyable than the DFH version. Little spiceyness....tyme, rosemary, flowers with a small hop bite? Light and fluffy texture. Not bad, but nothing I would buy again

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4872) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle from the bottle shop. Pours a clear gold, thin white head. I love the aroma, sage, hops, herbs, and hay. Flavor is similar, but less spiced, more bread and sweetness. Tasty Saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Draft at Capone’s. It’s interesting. Lots of herbs - basil, thyme. Good saison backbone, well hopped. A little too much for me, but I enjoy the collaboration and pushing of the envelope.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a bright orange color with a shiny white foamy head. Nose is sweet sugars, some dry fruit notes, light saaz hops? Palate is firm and sticky, kind of syrupy, may be slightly under attenuated for the style. Flavor is sweet dry fruit notes and grassy hops. Pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Fireworks.
Aroma: The nose is a little more reminiscent of the Stone version as opposed to the DFH. All the herbal notes are there, but they seem well balanced and you get a bit of grassy hops as well. Appearance: It pours a nice golden color with a frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing.
Taste: This one has a pronounced honey like note I didn’t find in the other two. The herbs are there, but seem to take a back seat to that grassy hop note. Not quite as complex as the other two.
Palate: Light to medium body with softer than average carbonation and a short, herby finish.
Overall: I really need to sit down and have all of these side by side, but if I were to guess, I would say this one is my least favorite. Still, it is good and worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle, thanks for the taste tarheels. Pours golden with a white head. Flavor is sage, clove, bay leaf, rosemary, oregano, hops. Very complex. Tasty.


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