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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5958) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 (Draught) clearish bright gold, lasting soapy white bubbles and decent lacing. Nose is earthy, rose water, Czech/noble hops. Taste is peppercorns, earthy, bit soapy, light earthy bitterness that also lingers on the palate, rye or some other spicy component. Interesting but too spicy and earthy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Cloudy pale yellow, with a nice white head. Smells nicely spicy and herbal, with a decent citrus hop note. Flavor is pretty much the same, with an appealing dryness throughout. Pretty tasty, I can see myself drinking a bunch of this..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5872) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Translucent gold pour with a short, dense, foamy white head. Spicy and grainy nose with hay, straw, flowers, yeast, earthy notes and herbs. Taste is spicy upfront with more grains, toasted malt, flowers, hay, straw notes, earthy hops, fresh herbs and citrus notes. Body is medium with a strong, prickly carbonation. Ends with more spiciness, strong herbal notes, yeast, grains, straw, grass, citrus and hay.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (5783) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Top Shelf Brews. Snifter displays a nice unfiltered gold with small white head, leaving lace down the sides. Nose is limes, lemon zest and a zesty spice. Taste is mostly identical to the nose with the addition of honey and dry grassy hops. Light pepper in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Yellow gold pour with fluffy white head and clinging lace. Aroma is clove and or coriander. Flavor is earthy spiciness tones of hay and some citrus zest. Light bodied with aggressive carbonation. A little light struck or something a tad off kept this from being really good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5740) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5737) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear and bright straw gold body with a one inch frothy white head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose comes across as a bit overly spiced with some nice perfume like qualities, light hay, and floral hops. The flavor is a bit too spicy and peppery for my tastes, there’s not much malt or softness from the yeast. It’s very light and thin in texture with fizzy prickly carbonation. I suppose that it is pretty sessionable, but it’s really not what I want from a Saison at all. It comes across as too clean and sterile with too much of the flavor derived from added spices instead of from a good Saison yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5724) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours hazy bright yellow with a soft white head. Aroma is slightly musty, spicy citrus. Taste is DRY....lemon, spice, pepper, clove. Very mild soft bitter. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear pale gold with a thin off white head. Aroma of bubblegum and banana. Flavors of cardamom and clove. Crisp, clean finish.


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