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Style: Saison
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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.


JohnCook101's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnCook101 (525) - - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24352) - 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 (716) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1251) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2016
(Bottle) Pours hazy golden with good white head. Aroma of oranges, spice, barnyard. Nicely carbonated with good mouthfeel. Taste is spicy with some sourness, fruity notes and nice hop bitterness. Unusual Saison and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3350) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2016
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spice and malts. Taste is fruit, yeast and citrus.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gschrade (969) - Collinsville, USA - MAR 8, 2016
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste lemon, flowery, spices. I thought this was ok. I would not drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1739) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a Teku glass. Clear deep golden, small frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma pale malts, lemon, orange peel, grass; light taste, medium sweet and bitter, malty, citrusy, with a long duration; mild dry bitter finish, herbal notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; nice friendly farmhouse ale.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Galvatron (8) - SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2016 does not count
Aroma is sour citrus. Appears clear and refreshing. Sour taste, some grass or flowers. High carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4692) - 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 (1192) - 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 (10564) - 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.


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