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RATINGS: 373   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5409) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10462) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of stra, yeast, lemon zest, coriander and white pepper. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, white pepper, lemon zest anmd light coriander with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2614) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a clear to slightly cloudy well carbonated golden color with a solid off white head. Aroma is of lots of earthy/pepper notes, sawdust, citrus zest, mild bitterness. Taste is of pepper, earth, citrus, mild bitterness, hay, spice, light dry yeast on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2013
I like this beer. It’s definitely very spicy but not so much that I don’t it. It makes me think of what a farmhouse ale might have tasted like before hops became the norm and gruit was still used. Not my favorite but good none the less

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (787) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
bright yellow, thin white head. Floral and citrus nose. Slightly sweet. herbs and grain through the middle. Light hop presence out the back.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
Aromas of cardamom, herbs, ginger, and lemon peel. Straw-like complexion with a slight haze, and a mostly fading, white head. Dry, very floral, perfume-like, and somewhat spicy. Light bodied with lively carbonation, and a clean finish with lingering cardamom-like flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle, 04/08/2013. Pours pale golden orange, lively fizzy white head, nice retention and lacing. Aroma is lemon wheat and light malts, haze of yeast, chamomile, spices. Taste is pale malts, peppery spices and grassy herbal hops. Light palate, though perhaps a bit chalky. Was hoping for a little more finesse, but still alright for a light drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4210) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours a soft and cloudy pale blonde with a sticky two finger tight white head. Very heavily spiced....very heavily. This one needs to take two steps back and breathe. Very raw and earthy aroma with a heavy spice component and very noticeable over ripe fruit character. Heavy with lemongrass and yeast. Sharp and pretty much astringent spice character in the mouth. I get a lot of ’Sorachi Ace’ here, may just be the herbal spice notes mixed with overripe fruit....which is what Sorachi Ace smells like to me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4207) - Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2013
on draft, your normal every day drinking saison, was a little safe but thats what they are going for. ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4750) - 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.


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