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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (10809) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of coriander, spicy malt, banana, metallic lemon and light citrus. Light to medium body. Finishes with spicy coriander and splash of citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear pale yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy wheat malt, citrus and earthy hops with pear esters and black pepper, ginger notes. Flavor is lively spices, medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters, supporting pale malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy straw color with a thin frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of pale malts, herbal notes, faint tartness. The taste is bubblegum, spices, stone fruits, herbal notes, pineapple, pale malts. Medium bodied, refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle... Pours hazy and yellow with huge, rocky, white head and lots of white and brown floaties tooling about my glass. The head never fully dissipates. Bright, fruity, spicy nose, offering coriander, white pepper, and a medley of citrus peels - mainly orange, key lime and ruby red grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is perfectly balanced and easy drinking. There’s a bright citric component, negligible spiciness and a hint of acidity. Yeasty, lightly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of drowland!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with pineypower, I believe. Pours a cloudy, light yellow orange appearance with a fluffy, off white head. Very floral, spicy potpourri, lemon zesty, spicy yeasty, very citrusy aroma. The aroma is a lot more spicy than I would like but it’s ok. Big spicy, coriander, dry floral, lavender, herbal, dry grainy, citrusy flavor that finishes pretty smooth. Too spiced for my taste but it isn’t bad per se.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle shared @ ChrisO. Pale yellow and golden, average sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste plastic, lemon, orange peel, a bit chemical or artificial. Not good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Fair saison, on tap at MacGregor Amherst. Light yellow with carbonation bubbles. A story in pepper.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
This beer is a hazy pale golden color with a medium fizzy white head that burns away quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Malt, fruit and floral hops in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, bready malt and fruit. The finish is mildly spiced with a short zesty lemon aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9275) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
355mL from Total Wine, Jax FL. Pours a bright golden with heavier sparkling carbonation. Soapy, bright white head. Good lacing. Nose at first is a lot of poopy toilet with lemon disinfectant, moving thankfully to chamomile and some gamey spices. But that poopy aroma is off putting. Taste is herbal adjunct bomb with chamomile, lavender, lemon peel. Intense herbal hops to drive it home. Palate is a bit chalky and mildly anesthetic/medicinal from the herb adjunct overload. Not so refreshing. I thought we got past the point of doing a spiced Belgian blonde ale = saison.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9182) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Hazed pour. Lemony spice, breadcrust in the aroma. Flavor is vey citrusy, lemony, herbs, slight bitterness, peppery spice in the finish.


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