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Style: Saison
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Epic by name, epic by nature, this Farmhouse Ale is a transcontinental fusion of Belgiumís 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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnCook101 (323) - - FEB 16, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a good white head and lacing throughout. Incredible aroma, tropical fruits, citrus and a touch of malt. Flavours of mango and papaya give way to citrus, intense hops and a little spice. Ends with very late bitter finish that lasts. Smooth, with moderate carbonation. Surprisingly complex and delicious.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (331) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Hazy gold color and a very foamy head with a sweet yeasty aroma. Has a golden saison flavor and a slight bitter long finish. Light and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle: (as Somerset Saison) Clear gold with a huge, just-off-white head. Peppery, straw and yeast aroma. Flavour is light and airy, lemon, barnyard...straw/grass. Nice pleasing bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (102) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
About 2 weeks ago, I went to Brighton, I stayed in a hotel. The hotel was good but the beer selection at the bar was pretty appalling. Thanks to CBC Brighton, I didnít have to touch any of that shit. So this is what I picked up from CBC. Lovely pub by the way. Iíll pay a proper visit soon. Yeah so beer..subtle character and smooth finish. A bit spicy here a bit fruity there. Enjoyable enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14 (Iím keeping this a little shorter than my normal rating style to help catch-up my backlog a little faster)
I thought this was a pretty solid beer. The grain and spice notes go nicely with the fruity component. Doesnít blow you away, but very solid stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2425) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with an abundant & persistent cloud of frothy, soft white head foam, and clingy ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was light greenery & mint, with subtle mango & orange. Light bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste continued the mild esters, with a bit of perky tartness, and a lightly dry finish. Understated, but refreshing, and very quaffable!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjgmd (1437) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap at The Oblivion Tap Room, Orlando, pours a hazy light golden yellow color with a nice white head. Nose is spicy with a predominance of cloves. Taste is light with a bit of spice but very subdued. Finishes on some spicy floral notes. Fair at best . Quaff Score 6 / 10

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1392) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap at Oblivion Taproom, Orlando. Pours a golden with a white head and fruits, yeast, and spices. Taste is light, of fruits, spices, and yeast with a spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (372) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
From on tap poured into a snifter -- This is a slightly funkier than normal saison. I would have loved to drink this on a hot summer day outdoors, it was very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1119) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pale hazy gold with a high, large-grained, mashed-potato head. Nose is lemon, spice, and a little barnyard, earth, and wood. Peppery sweetness up front, with mango and orange frontwards; thereís a touch of bitterness and hops grassiness, and a vegetal note shading close to green chiles. Finish is long, dry, herbal, and spicy. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Popular at the tasting. Crispy slightly sour tart saison, lemony and summery. Nice. Serving: Bottle


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