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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!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
abcfan (826) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Decent. Pours hazy and yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet citrus hops. Smooth, easy drinking, slight hip finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up bright spices (grains of paradise and a little coriander maybe?) ofer soft bready malts.. almost a little green garlic toward the back of the nose.. kinda weird. The flavor found tangy spices similar to the nose, plus grapefruit zest throughout.. light bready support again.. finished spicy and tangy. Light-bodied and over-spiced on the palate.. too much competing for attention.. fairly refreshing overall, but not that enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
Very average saison. Aromas of honey and citrus. Maybe a touch of funk too. A touch of sour and bitter. Almost tastes like a pale lager. Meh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
From bottle. Clean yellow in glass. Yeast and coriander on nose. Some pepper. Very dry in mouth. Some help notes. A little tart. Rather basic.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (1108) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Yellow almost-clear pour some white head. Citrus grassy hop aromas, lemons yeast. Perfume flavors on the tongue, some funk, acidity fades to banana yeast then to very strong bitterness. Dry clean palate and mid body. A bit of a departure from the style definitely american. I wouldn’t session this as it is a bit too harshly citric and bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a mildly hazed straw color. The head is a fluffy two finger white shade that collapses pretty quickly, but leaves nice lacing on the glass. S: There is a decent amount of complexity here for a 4.5% saison. I pick up coriander, orange peel, grassy hops, sage, and black pepper. However, there’s also a vegetal green pepper note that’s detracting - and even worse, it gets stronger as it warms up. T: This is weird. It opens up fairly citrusy - which I like - but ends on both a watery and a vegetal note. Decent (if overdone) spicing in the middle gives way to a bell pepper finish that really rubs me the wrong way. The flavor profile sorely lacks balance and cohesion. M: Very clean and dry, which I like. Very astringent too, which I don’t. This beer seemingly parches the palate excessively in the name of drinkability. Ah well, the latter is good, at least. O: Swing...and a miss. This one was quite disappointing, considering Victory makes another saison that’s really damn good. And it’s another damning reminder that they really need to put Helios in 6-packs!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjhall89 (36) - - APR 16, 2014
Meh. Best part is the smell. Not much flavor, very basic Caisson taste. Easy to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle, pours a cloudy golden yellow with bright white head. Pear and yeast in the aroma. Taste of lemon, pear and spicy yeast.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. CLIUDY yellow with a huge, white head. Sour yeast and dry aromas. Weird grass and clove.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (3712) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
Pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of lemon, lemon juice, lemon ester. Sour flavour, plastic, sour lemon, plastic drink bottle. Finish plastic. Off bottle?
(from 33cL bottle @ Chriso & Ruth’s place, RBESG 2014)


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