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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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An unfiltered French Saison brewed with special yeast enhancing the flavors of tart and tropical with a spicy Saaz hop finish. 6.1%abv


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2434) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Wacky style less beer. I will call you a Belgian Weizen farmhouse pilsner wit. Lightly spicy, fruity hoppy with a very.mild saison yeasty funk. Hops are herbal and lightly tropical.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellco33 (370) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2014
On tap in a pint glass at the brewery: Pours slightly hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of banana, grass, and coriander. Taste is a little funky, slightly spiced, lots of coriander. Light to medium body, nice carbonation, this is a really nice saison. Not super funky, just right.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
on tap at willibrew, banana malty body, this is very close to a German weizenbock. Bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 9, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. I love Saaz and I love Saison, how could I not love this? Especially since it’s so well done. Big grassy Saaz nose and tons of flavor hop additions. The Saison yeast deepens the complexity and brings dryness. Great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4125) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2011
On tap. Pours light golden with a thick, off-white head. Aroma of light toasted and caramel malts with floral hops. The flavor of the hops adds a lot to this saison. More saisons should be hoppy. Average texture. A pretty good beer for this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
In short: Halfway between a basic dry rustic countryside Saison and a cranked-up Bohemian pilsner. Great stuff.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a long-lasting small white head
In long: Nose is rustic, dry grass and lemongrass. I loved that nose. Taste has a solid malt backbone with a dry bread flavor, rustic yeast, a lot of dry grass with a spicy touch, lemongrass, some citrus fruits, some flowers. Finish is dry, medium bitter and has a nice tartness. Nice full body mouthfeel although not quite true Belgian Saison. This beer delivered exactly what I wanted from the description. The end-result to me was a very rustic countryside Bohemian pilsner. Or a basic dry Saison hopped like a Bohemian pilsner. Whatever. Simon Saaz: This beer rocks.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
One of three! saisons on tap tonight at the brwpub. Very drinkable,spry spicy cask-like. Lemon, peppery. Aroma of citrus, yeast, pepper. Carbonation right there. Hazy lemon colour, nice creamy head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Growler from Willimantic. After having a glass at the bar I thought it was pretty good, so I got the growler, drank the whole thing then realized that I loved this one! Pours a hazy golden blonde with a nice lasting fluffy white head and some great lace. Aroma is a cross between a citrusy orange french saison yeast, and fresh grassy spicy saaz hops which I initially guessed wouldn’t work, but this ended up working very well- good toasty bready malts and light spicy phenols and herbal hints. Flavor is grassy, lemon, orange citrus oils, and tangerine mixed with fresh grassy spicy in your face saaz hops which give it a good spicy kick to cut the citrus especially in the end- great finish as well- very dry and leaves a nice hop kick on the tongue. Very easy to drink the whole growler by myself.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Ancient backlog. Aroma overly phenolic and yeasty. Flavor sweet with caramel and a light, bready body. Not sure why I didn’t score this one lower based on those notes...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1882) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Draught @ Brewpub: This one poured a hazy golden color. There was almost no white head on it, and it left no lacing. The aroma is nice. Spicy, yeasty, earthy and a bit of a tart fruit nose to it. Faint fruits in the taste, and they are slightly tart and not sweet at all. A dry finish. Nice!


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