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Style: Saison
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 235   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a clear orange with a big, fluffy pillowy head. Bright tropical fruits on the nose, something waxy, some booze and a definite hint of spicy, soapy Sorachi funk. Surprisingly bitter, really quite tangy. Orange pith, white pepper. Just a hint of soft malt, the farmhouse thing doesn’t really appear until it opens up but that’s ok. Waxy lemon rind bitterness on the finish. Soft, creamy carbonation, really spot-on actually. Really quite unique - I wasn’t convinced to begin with, but it’s a good ’un!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4655) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
11.2 ounce bottle - $6.50 at Tasty Beverage Company in Asheville, North Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, darkish yellow-orange body with a plume of airy white foam.

Smell: Gently toasted wheat with an edge of lightly sweet-scented honey glaze, peppery spices, a little layer of funk, and fruity aromas of citrus and passion fruit.

Taste: Honey-crisp lightly toasted wheat and a hint of dough on the fore followed closely by lemon and orange juices with an abundance snappy spiciness and pepperiness. Additional tropical fruitiness and florals blended with a shot of white wine. Middling grassy tone. Encroaching funkiness as it warms a tad. Drying, funky finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: A fine, refreshing saison that’s a little bit funky.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (1059) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks to who. Clear yellow with white head. Sourish aroma, fruity with some yeasts, spices and herbs. Sour flavor with notes of lemon, yeasts and citrus peels, a bit watery, very dry. Light to medium-bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of lemongrassy hops - lots of Sorachi Ace, and some flowers. Flavor has light sweetness and faint tartness, and orangey, lemony and floral hops. Light to medium-bodied. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (581) - - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle 0.33l. Cloudy yellow liquid with average white head. Smell of dried wild herbs and fowers, a bit sour. Medium body and carbonation. Sourish taste, could taste grass and herbs. Very nice and refreshing. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (984) - CROATIA - DEC 18, 2015
Cloudy pale yellow color, average sized white head with some lacing. Very fruity aroma, citrusy, spicy, some pineapple notes, slightly tarty. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Taste is fruity, citrusy, slightly tarty, pineapple notes in finish. Balanced, tasty, but it lacks body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Halfling_4132 (43) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Cloudy Apple juice in appearance with white foam. Very fruity aromas of sweet apples, apricots and nectarines. Light on the tongue, quite watery but it enhances this style of beer. Tastes of malt and citrus flavours, with a slight roasted aftertaste. Very refreshing, highly enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokis333 (220) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - DEC 18, 2015
Unfiltered, very hazy gold color somewhat peach with small white foam. Aromas of, fruits like peach and citrus. Also smells of straw, dust and malt with light hop touch at the end. Palate, medium texture and light body, with small carbonation and nice long hoppy/citrusy finish. Taste, is quite sweet and simple. Tastes softly of lemons and hops. Overall, very nice saison beer, nice simple and refreshing, beautiful color and aromas all that you need for simple nice saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1070) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 16, 2015
kran w jabeer. na szybko: z jednej strony bardzo delikatny, z drugiej wszystko na swoim iejscu - jest owocowosc, zarowno brzoskwiniowa jak i cytrusowa, sa saisonowe drozdze, a wiec tez przyprawowosc, bialy pieprz. Jest bardzo ugrzeczniony, nienachalny, kragly. bardzo hmmm... sesyjny. w slodka strone. dobry.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mateuszk (1382) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Draught. Hazy golden, white head. Aroma of lemons, citrus, lemon zest, some herbs too and spicy finish. In taste similar notes, lighlty sweet with dry, low bitter finish. Well crafted saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (620) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
On tap. Golden with white head. Spicy aroma, passion fruit sweet flavour, lemon peel, grassy, sorachi ace hop


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