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RATINGS: 358   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!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Pours a hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of spicy peppery notes, lots of floral spicy notes. Flavor of lemon, cereal grains, peppery notes and other herbal notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12oz bottle from ABC Wesley Chapel. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is some light malt, some citrus, some fruity Belgian yeast, and some earthy notes. Flavor begins with some mildly sweet and apple-esque notes followed by a sweet and somewhat fruity Belgian yeast leading to a somewhat dry finish. Light in body and nicely sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4440) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
Quite dry. Hazy yellow color. Aroma has yeast, coriander, and citrus. It is aromatic. Dry flavor, with light spice. Solid session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a hazed, light straw-hued body with a medium-small, white head. Smell: Fragrant citrus shrouds the particularly pale maltiness, with bits of grain-flecked dough with subtle florals and a melange of spiciness. Taste: Pils malts, hints of other such grains sprinkled with a fine dusting of powdered sugar. Floral hints meld into citrus notes from the hops and citrus fruit additions which shimmy into a spiciness from the yeast, peppercorns, and hops, aided by the crisp carbonation. Dry, spicy finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation for a lively, zippy mouthfeel. Overall: I’d always thought the Victory V / Helios Ale saison was a bit too chewy for me, bodywise. This new Swing Session Saison is bright, light, and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4349) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours clear bright gold into a tumbler. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Hay, coriander and pepper aromas. Sweet yeast and bandaid upfront turning dry and peppery before the lasting sour marshmallow finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4321) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2013
12oz bottle. Potentially filtered yellow-tan, thin white head. A spice bomb in flavor, but delicate and light in body. Big aggressive lemongrass perfume notes, maybe some brett underneath. Herbal pine-sol. This is by no means a beer I’d want to session on, maybe before the spices. Delicate great malt body harshed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4293) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
This one poured a slightly hazy dark straw color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was of pale grain, light spices, and yeast. Flavor was similar, seemed like a plain lager with spices added rather than a traditional saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4259) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
on tap at prohibition pig, waterbury. bright yellow with a frothy white head, good retention, strong lacing. lightly spiced, citrus, some lime zest, light pine, saison yeast, pale and dry fruitiness. bright carbonation, light body, very nice citrusy finish. highly sessionnable and much enjoyed it before eating like a (pro) pig!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4209) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
The aroma is a bit watery, yeasty, and grainy with hints of citrus and lightly spicy. The appearance is hazy gold with a smallish head. The taste is like the aroma with pepper in the finish. The palate is thin. Overall drinkable but it does have an off astringent quality I am not a fan of.


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