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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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It’s 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 you’ll 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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3248) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pale golden pour with mild haziness. Medium, quickly fading head with decent lacing. Aroma is phenolic with lots of belgian yeast, bubble gum, and spice notes. Flavor is light, crisp, with a nice lingering belgian twang. Spice and citrus clean up the finish. Light bodied with zippy carbonation. This is quite nice.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at Big Texas Beer Fest. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is pineapple, grain, and floor cleaner. Taste is chemicals, orange, and more cleaner.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo. A hazy amber pour with a ring of white head; yeasty aroma with perhaps a hint of spice; clean citrus taste; with some quinine-like bitterness, and lingering citrus to finish. A good refresher.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1089) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
Poured a clear yellow color with a thin white head that faded quickly. Lots of lemon and citrus in the aroma with spices. Taste has lots of spices with floral notes and more lemon. Finish is a little bit sweet with lots of lemon and nutmeg. Overall it’s very refreshing but a little too heavy on the lemon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This estery Saison shares plenty of fruitiness and herbs in a lean and quenching mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam settles atop the misty yellow.
-This is just as flavorful as many 6%+ Saisons.
-Carbonation is not as fluffy and airy as I would have liked it to be (for this style).
-Herbal hop bitterness balances out the finish.
-Spices are well blended into the overall profile of the beer.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (92) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Yellow color with a small persistent foam collar. Aromas of citrus, spices and saison yeast. Flavors of citrus, spices, saison yeast and hops. Couleur jaune citron avec un petit col de mousse persistant. Nez d’agrumes, épices et levure de saison. Saveurs annoncées par le nez avec du houblon en plus.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Lemony wheat aroma, light funk. Hazy golden, slight greenish tinge, thin head. Funk is mire in the forefront on the palate. Deceptively dry. Definitely sessionable, but perhaps too much so. I need something with more substance.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2014
Poured into tulip. Pale gold with finger of white head. Smells of coriander, light citrus, banana, and wheat. Tastes of earth, pears, and pepper. Light on the palate. Definitely refreshing but not top notch! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle - I’d had this before, but I finally just got a chance to buy a fresh six pack this year. This one poured a hazy straw color with a medium-large white head. Aroma was light wheat notes, sweet light citrus character with some coriander, and pepper notes. Flavor was light, sweet grain, pepper, spice. Pretty enjoyable, light and refreshing. Easy to drink and about perfect for Spring.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drostj (103) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pale, clear yellow with a light lacy head. Rich, grassy aroma with hints of spice, apple and pear. Slight bitter taste up front followed by a light taste of spice with some citrus. Dry crisp feel in the mouth with a nice slightly bitter aftertaste. Unlike a lot of beers that taste like an alcoholic orange soft drink, the citrus and spice in this beer are light and complement the taste of the ale without overwhelming it. Good job.


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