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RATINGS: 179   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1462) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2012
12 oz bottle, part of a mixed 12 pack. Pours dark reddish brown with a 1/2" beige head. Mild spice and Belgian yeast on the nose. A tiny hint of mustiness. Mild spice and wood in the flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Decent enough, but a stretch to call it a saison.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (1383) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy dark amber pour with a big foamy head. Complex spicy toasted wheat flavors. Wildflower honey. Clove. Fig. Black pepper. Earthy. Grassy. Bit fizzy on the tongue. Some nice notes, but the mix feels out of balance. More of a hybrid with a quad than a true saison.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4162) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to coat surface. Sweet sourdough and caramel aromas. Crisp with sweet toffee upfront turning to clove and bubblegum in the lasting finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Dark copper with an off-white head. Aroma is raisiny and grapey, not unlike youd find in a quad. Tastes like a flat, watered down grape soda. $2/12oz

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Ruby red in color with a creamy, off-white head. Spotty lacing. Vanilla aroma with some banana and roasted nuts that come out of the aroma later. There is some tartness in the taste. The finish is smooth but abrupt. Oily texture with average carbonation. This was a very enjoyable beer. Would definitely have again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Caramel orange-brown body, thin white head. Kind of an uninspired aroma, macro brewhouse, maybe a little deteriorated with age. Medium bodied, very drinkable, brings to mind a Bierre de Garde more than a Saison. Soft caramel malt tones. Toasty, smooth malt tones, not really any hop tones to speak of besides some upfront balancing bitterness that quickly fades away. Some mild underlying funky yeast tones, certainly more restrained than most Saisons. Pretty insipid offering, has the mild caramel brown chocolate tones of a mild dark lager.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle. Another less then stellar brew by the widmer bros. Not my style so really have no business drinking it anyway.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
The beer pours a clear medium to dark brown color with a white head. The aroma has some orange citrus notes, as well as some Belgian yeast and spice. There is also a hint of toffee. The flavor is a little bit medicinal. I get some pepper and orange citrus, as well as some yeast and toffee and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2012
12 Oz. Bottle. Amber Pour, small white head. Bready and Sour Dough with a little fruit. Taste has a lot of bread and dry fruit, overall this is mediocre. Far from special.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2012
the beer is very thin on the palate and has a great aroma with lots of fruits and a touch of sugar. the beer than at the end it falls very flat almost to club soda taste. still its a nice drinkable beer.


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