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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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French for “season,” Saisons were traditionally brewed in Belgian farmhouses in autumn to be consumed in the late summer during the harvest. Our version of this classic Belgian ale is pale gold, with a fruity and peppery aroma from the Saison yeast strain. Light bodied and crisp on the palate with a very dry finish that makes this the perfect beer for hot weather! Availability: Draft, August/September First Released: August 11, 2011


jtclockwork's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours semi-cloudy gold with a fluffy white head. Nose and taste of bready malt, saison yeast, lemongrass, white pepper and bitter fruits. Medium body.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Thanks to Burg326 for sharing this one. Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, yeast, pepper, lemon, and some bread. Flavor follows with sweet malt, yeast, pepper, lemon, citrus, and mild bread. Nice, sweet saison overall. Medium in body and lingering sweet and citrus in the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, large white head, solid lacing. Aroma of lemony white bread. Taste is lemon cream with hi carbonation. Needs a bit more barnyard and a bit less carb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
750 mL bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours a hazy golden color with a large white frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet bready malts, lots of spice, tropical fruits. The taste is dry citrus, tropical fruits, peppery and herbal notes, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3243) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
750 ml bottle that poured a nice golden yellow color with a aromas of lemon, spicy yeast, pepper, citrus, and some bread. Flavor is some spicy Belgium yeast, dough, pepper, lemon, and light grass. Real nice saison that I enjoyed outside by the pool.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours gold with a big and fluffy white head. Spicy peppery and floral hoppy aroma, with a light grainy base. The flavor has peppercorn, floral hops, light peach-like fruity notes, light grassy notes, and a grainy malty base. Good stuff, moderately dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8534) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle… Cloudy, deeply golden ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head that never fully dissipates. The bouquet is an herbal, fruity swirl of lemon zest and white pepper alongside spicy phenols and hops. Medium-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The nicely balanced flavor presents lots of spicy and lemon-zesty goodness. Finishes tangy, modestly bitter and dry. Bottle courtesy of scraff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Shared by Turdferguson. Pours soft golden yellow with one to two fingers of sticky white head. Nose is very nice, lots of sweet citrus and candied fruit. Lightly bready and yeasty with a spicy/zesty character. Flavors not quite as awesome, raw fruit and Belgian yeast with some bread dough and spicy hops. Lightly peppery. Very dry and light bodied. Surprisingly well done Southern Saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle, thanks Ryan. Bright orange golden with a small white head, Nose is dusty, bread, granny smith apples, light pepper. Flavor is a little more muddled, lightly vegetal, some sweetness, light bitterness. The aroma and appearance are promising but after that it kind of falls apart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
On tap during Thirsty Fest at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours hazy light golden with a thinnish white head. Nose of white pepper grassy hops, and yeast. Similar taste and a light palate. Very good.


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