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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Itís a lively jazz rhythm, a vigorous sway, a change of view or even a roll in the proverbial hay. Now it also means the welcome jolt of joy youíll experience upon your first sip of this session saison. Bracing, but benign, this Belgian style ale enlivens any experience with a spicy, aromatic start, citrus snap and fresh finish. Swing into spring with taste!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2694) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2013
I donít think this is much of a saison but a nice drinkable beer if warm weather ever returns. Pours a pale yellow with a lacing head. The aroma has a lot of piney hops. The flavor as well with a nice sweet balance. Thin as to be expected. I could see myself pounding down a few of these after mowing the lawn.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy honey gold pour with a large frothy white head. Feels like a very full wheat beer off the top but has a notable spicy citrus hop bite in the finish. Puffed wheat and black pepper. Bit unusual.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1460) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Best before July 27, 2013.
Appearance: A tall and fluffy white head is perched on a slightly cloudy pale golden body. The head has excellent retention and is as dense as cream. Spotty lacing is left on the glass as it dissipates.
Aroma: The aroma is bright with lemon, straw, light spices and leather. This smells great, it reminds me of Spring.
Taste: This follows the aroma nicely with a bright lemon flavor that provides a slight tartness with some leather overlying the lemon that finishes dry. The lemon lingers on the tongue for a bit a touch tart and dry with a slight lingering spice. This is a bit reminiscent of sucking on a lemon.
Palate: Medium bodied with a creamy full texture, soft carbonation.
Overall: This is an outstanding session beer. There is no sacrifice in taste. If this were $7 for a 6 pack this would be all I would drink until itís gone for the season. This is still priced nicely at $9 for a 6 pack, I just wish it came out a few months later.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (769) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle. Yellow color with a lot of white head. Smell is corn, malt, hop, LEMON, grass. Also smells dungy as in a swamp. Natural for sure, but something I donít want to smell in a beer. Taste is more subdued but very wheaty. Some lemon, malt, hop. Thin body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daveshawley (25) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
12 oz, chilled, poured into a pint glass. Pours a light straw color with a smallish crisp white head that dissipates almost immediately though small bubbles rise continuously. Aroma is a mixture of grass, barnyard, clear lemony citrus tones, and a nice hit of pilsner malts. The grassiness comes through in the taste along with some lemon followed by some piney notes hidden in the bitter. The finish is crisp and dry with a little bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 15, 2013 Bottle. Pours a pale, slightly hazy straw gold. Light, fluffy white head and good retention as well as lacing. Nose shows some sharp herbal and spice notes: sage, basil, grass, maybe coriander. Taste adds some white pepper and a nice grassy hop bite. A nice alternative to other session beers. A baby cousin to Saison du Buff with a splash of Prima Pils, perhaps.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MUbArAKKArAbUM (25) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
12Oz bottle poured into pint glass nice One finger head with some lacing, floral, grass, barnyard, earthy taste but it doesnít work well. Itís like a mixture of Prima Pils, Helios ale and Whirlwind mixed into one. Not horrible but nothing I would put in my session rotation

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (775) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 On tap at brewpub. Pale clear gold with white head. Rotten eggs dominated and ruined this for me. Wheat, lemon, pepper, floral. Moderately bitter. Light, crisp body. Bumped up the score for the bottle. What I took for rotten eggs in the draft is like something else in the bottle. A tad disagreeable, but not awful. A lot of grapefruit as well as well as some butterscotch. Bumping up my score on this one. Iím starting to dig this as a session beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Hazy golde color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, citrus, grass, spices, light pils malt. Taste of light honey, citrus, lemon, toast, spices, and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReggieDunlap (3085) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a clear pale yellow with a thick white head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has lots of lemon and some light herbal notes...a bit like thyme...touch of clove. Flavor has lots of grassy/spicy bitterness...still lemon and significant herbal notes. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and herbal/bitter.


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