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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Has a bite but very nice. A few flowery aromas and a hint of spice. Just a little bit of perfume.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Wow, a bit different. Starts with basil in the nose. Weird. Appearance is pale and clear, but with nice lacing/head/retention. Taste has more basil, a bit of hops, a bit of sour, not much in the way of funk. Not sure how I feel about this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
From bottle. Clean yellow in glass. Yeast and coriander on nose. Some pepper. Very dry in mouth. Some help notes. A little tart. Rather basic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nakedwhendrunk (2097) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a hazy pale golden yellow body with a two finger white foamy head that sticks around for most of the beer, some light sticky lacing is left in rings. The smell has a citrus/lemon coming through with some light pepper and a bit of mint shows up after a bit of warming. The taste has all of those previously mentioned flavors coming through in an earthy flavorful way, earthy aftertaste and finish. The palate is light to medium, sessionable, adequately carbonated for the style and for me leading to a nice smoothness all around. Overall, I say this is good for the style and very good to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle-purchased at total wine in Springfield, VA march 2014 Pours dark yellow hue with lite haziness and a small fizzy white head. not much to look at here. nose is very spicy-lots of gop, pepper, corriander maybe a pinch of lemongrass. flavors are also very spicy. if this were a full-bodied saison, i would hate it. it shows that there are now so many low-abv beers out there with lots of flavor. big peppery flavors, lite bitterness, with a touch of grains. this is actually very tasty. Even though the rating isnt that high, i think its worthy of a session brew!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2380) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
On draft at Isaacs. Nice notes of citrus, peach, candy, clove and banana. Loved the candy / banana aroma. I found this very easy to drink and the finish was crisp.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3946) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, light malts, hints of light fruits, and hints of bitterness. Flavor the same with a pretty crisp finish. Average texture. A decent beer, but not the best of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Six pack enjoyed with Chipalsa. Nose is light lemon, some spice, yeast, grass. Flavor is dry, with lemongrass, light citrus, a touch of spicy yeast, and some light bread. Good on a saturday night chillin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BKBrewer (2) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
This is a very tasty seasonal saison. I really enjoy the lower alcohol of this one. Clean, bright, hoppy. Very good American saison from a great brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle from BOTW. Clear pale golden, fine head. Lemony nose, spicy yeast, light grains and hay. Clean. Clean and citrusy, spicy yeast, crisp, light bready malts. Decent beer, not a whole lot of saison character, but high drinkability. Relatively high carbonation.


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