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Style: Saison
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Epic by name, epic by nature, this Farmhouse Ale is a transcontinental fusion of Belgium’s eclectic beer culture and the feisty hops of North America brought to life with the aid of West Country artisanal brewing wizardry and judicious use of the US-grown Sorachi Ace hop. On the nose, the hops deliver a big splash of tropical fruit, followed by ripples of well-seasoned spiciness spreading outwards. In the mouth a tangy, bittersweet fruitiness holds sway, while tangerine oranges tap dance their way across the tongue in the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (4175) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2016
29-JUN-2016, draft from flight @Brewdog Firenze. Hazy yellow with a lasting, lacing, white head. Very dry with yeast, brett, spice, toast, citrus hops and a touch of kerosene. Medium body, lively carbonation, slight tartness. Quite bret’y. Very fresh. Very OK:-)

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5679) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Front of Bottle Shows: Somerset Saison Crisp light golden and honey coloured body with a glow of light copper and a very thick, five centimetre tall just off-white head that leaves a pretty nice lace on the side. Aroma of grass, hay, earth, mushrooms, funk, yeast and a faint hit of gueuze. Light-bodied; Very mild flavour of earth, some grass, a hint of yeast and a lot of funk, but this is VERY mild, there is not much flavour to this at all. Aftertaste shows the yeast, a hint of malt and the slightest bit of a dry grass or hay, but that’s it - no hops, no sweetness, no complexity and largely - no real flavour. Overall, an interesting beer that just fades off to nothingness after the aroma, really. Smells like it will have some flavours, but doesn’t ever really show up. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Small Batch Liqours in Denver, Colorado on 08-June-2014 for US$5,99 sampled at home in Washington on 25-June-2016, a bit longer than two years after purchasing.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
On tap at The Craft Beer Co, Angel Islington on 17-June-2016. Hazy pale yellowish colour with a medium sized white head. Fresh fruity and zesty citrus aroma. Light body and medium carbonation. Flavour of tangerine oranges, lemon and grain. Refreshing, a little tart, but too fruity for my taste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GregNC (103) - - JUN 18, 2016
On tap at craft beer Co. (covent garden). Color : hazy golden ale with thin white head. Nose : typical Brett nose, fresh butter, spices and citrus. Aromas : citrus, malt, low sourness. Low carbonation, low bitterness, texture is a bit too much watery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (1196) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Fruity aroma with some lemon, spices, brett and spices. Taste is slightly tart, citrus, some spices and a slightly dry finish. Medium body and carbo. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. A cloudy straw coloured pour with a loose white head; orangey citrus aroma; soft grainy body with some orange juice and tropical fruit; and a dry finish with some warming spice. rather good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nj_lee (29) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Didn't really enjoy this too much. Decent pour and appearance but the taste was a little one dimensionally sour and tart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndburns (166) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2016
2/3 pint on keg at Jessop House. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is floral, citrus, yeast. Flavor is citrus, yeast, not sweet at all, a little bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is herbal, grassy and quite floral, but with some some dry kind of sour wooden notes. Flavour is sour wood, some grass, herbs, earth and mild citrusy notes too. Mild yeastiness in the finish too. Quite refreshing and tasty, on the verge of sweet and sour, giving a bit of both to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (807) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 23, 2016
Pours a hazy orange. Firm head of foam from start to finish. Lacing all over the place. Spicy hoppy yeasty nose. Hints of tartness but really more focused on spice and then hops. Taste is hoppy, spicy, some mild Brett, no noticeable tartness to my palate. Dry throughout especially in the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation and quite the excellent mouthfeel. Loads of flavour and aroma in this 5% abv brew. Very enjoyable.


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