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RATINGS: 364   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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle at home in Salisbury - picked up at Whole Foods in Portland, ME. Pours lightly hazed yellow-gold with a fine, creamy white head. The nose has lightly tangy lemon notes, some straw, drying out dough. Light sweet flavor, more lemony fruits, some lemon rind and hay bitterness, a bit of dry dough sweetness. Light bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Clean to finish, some doughy sugars, decent bitter lemon rind, straw. Very crisp, drinkable saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2013
yeast pine and citrus in the not overpowering aroma,maybe a bit of spice and apple too..pale yellow cloudy appearance with a seafoamy white head,plenty of lacing..taste..like a lemon menthol cough drop I don’t mean that in a bad way with just a touch of sweetness to balance..light dry and tingly..overall it is what it claims to be a refreshing spring/summer type Belgian saison that’s easily drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
quiksurf (6) - - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Sweetness decreases and spice, hop and sour character increases with strength. Herb and spice additions often reflect the indigenous varieties available at the brewery. High carbonation and extreme attenuation (85-95%) helps bring out the many flavors and to increase the perception of a dry finish. All of these beers share somewhat higher levels of acidity than other Belgian styles while the optional sour flavor is often a variable house character of a particular brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3254) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours a beautiful hazed lemon yellow with about a fingers worth of white foam that fell quickly. Nose is funky with Belgian yeast and has some bright sweet lemon peel. There’s a tiny bit of spice on the nose too. Taste is simple and graceful. Bright lemon, a bit tart, on a sweet light dry cracker. Sparkling carbonation and a touch of pepper as it finishes. This beer is everything a saison should be. Has a very pleasant hop herbal on the nose and a bit of spice in the drink. As you drink you will find a delightful tartness to offer just a slight bit of pucker. Has plenty of juicy lemon on the palate and a crisp off dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
Thanks Jeff for the pour. A crisp golden apple color. Very fresh grassy smell. Very refreshing taste. Very drinkable. A nice peppery background. A unique funky flavor that is definitely slammable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (106) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gooseunc (15) - Prince William County, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
12 oz long neck...pours w/slight haze, light amber in color. Lacey white head on top...not a lot of laces on my tulip like a lot of others in this style. A lot of strong citrus on the nose...typical Belgian sour on the tongue. I like the light, effervescent presentation. Nice session saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
A very nice session ale. Light, floral, and fruity with a balanced amount of spice. Bitterness is also understated.


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