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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Inspired by the classic French Farmhouse Ale, our interpretation gets its deep ruby red hue from a hint of caramel and dark chocolate malts. The citrus spice of Saaz hops provides a perfect balance and gives each sip a refreshing, peppery finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle drank at Hill Farmstead while waiting for the Harvest Festival VIP session to begin, Vermont. Pours clear, golden-brown with a fine, frothy cap. Moderate yeast in the nose, brown bread, subtle ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with faintly toasted bread, light yeast, some faint berries. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Sweet finish with further notes of yeast and brown bread, along with light caramel and brown sugar. Decent balance, very smooth character.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Brown color. Some yeast and a little citrus, as well as lots of sweet malt, and in fact it is too sweet really. There is some light spice, but it is overwhelmed by sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle pours light brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is estery Belgian yeast with breaded malts. Flavor is big and bready with light banana and clove estery yeast in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Aroma is bananas and bubble gum sweetness. The flavor is mild sweetness, malts and a lingering tartness in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chicowv (465) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2012
12 oz bottle: Pours a dark copper with a large light tan head and a big column of CO2. Aroma of cereal malts, cheese, earth, not very pleasant. Taste is bitter and slightly salty. Flavors of roasted malts and a decent spice, just not the best combination of flavors. Smooth and relatively easy to drink but the flavor is just not solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours brown.. has a spicy apple wood aroma.. taste is fruit wheat some lemon.. just ok... Not really my style but nothing really pops out

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
12oz bottle pours amber with copper hues and weak off white head. The aroma offers up cloves, prunes, raisins and a bit of spicy yeast. The taste is similar where various saison spices seem to be mixed with a mild amount of Abbey Dubbel like notes. It is growing on me as the spices begin to play with the sweet dark fruity esters and soft notes of light brown sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnoel09 (444) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle into a shaker. Dark burnt orange color with almost no head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty with some roasted malt in the background. Flavor is yeasty and fruity with a little more body and chewiness from the darker malts. Medium bodied with good carbonation and a long finish. This is my first ’dark’ saison, and I’m not a big saison fan in general, but this was decent and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2012
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some caramel and light fruits plus floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good dark saison.


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