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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saisons were originally brewed to keep farmhands happy and hydrated during the warm summer months. True to the style, Yards’ Saison is a semi-unfiltered Belgian style ale brewed with distinctive Belgian yeast. It’s delicate and fruity with a subtle spiciness. Styrian Goldings in the kettle lend a touch of hop to the palate, balancing out this highly drinkable version of the classic style. Available April through July or until supplies last.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Cloudy yellow orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is funky spicy and a bit fruity. Flavor is spicy and fruity. A not sweet. Would have liked it a not drier, but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
355mL. The pour is a clear golden with some decent carbonation generating a medium, pillowy, white head. Nice retention but no lace. Nose is heavy esters with banana and clove similar to something like Duvel or an Abbey Tripel. Taste is metallic, sweet, very grainy and cereal heavy. As it warms you can get some of the numbing clovey spice and heavy spicy yeast. A little heavy and husky on the palate for saison but pretty competent and nice. Much better than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2011
20110514 12oz bottle from Ronnie’s in Forest Hill. Cloudy golden with big, fluffy, clingy, off-white head that lasts. Aroma is immediately bready, sourdough rye, and herbal, tarragon and thyme, with mild lemon and coriander. Full bodied and almost creamy, which is nice but not very saisonish; I would enjoy a bit more carbonation and a somewhat lighter heft. Comes across as quite wheaty and almost hefe-like, but does crisp up a bit when served colder. Gleefully lacking in sweetness however, this beer is firmly focused on a spicy Belgian yeast and baguette-like maltiness. Very mild hoppiness could be bolder to dry up the finish, but as it is there’s a pleasant yeasty spice to clean it up. Not a terribly focused beer, but pleasant enough to not regret having five more to work though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Cloudy gold, thin ring of foam. Bready, toasty aroma, with some light spicy notes in the background. Odd flavor - dry white wine, some odd herbal note I can’t quite place, and I gonna say oregano? Maybe? Sessionable and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2011
12oz bottle pours a lightly hazy deep gold with a lacing, creamy white head. Nose is very floral, very sweet, melon, rose petal, yeasty esters, banana, clove. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little grass, something a touch medicinal, honey, banana, spice. Full bodied but dry. Too much yeast, needed to be toned down a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2011
12oz bottle pours golden amber with full sticky head. Aroma is bright fruity and a bit of spice. Flavor is cloying sweet with candied sugars and a real belgian taste. Medium body and sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4017) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
On cask at Max’s on Broadway. Interesting pepper aroma. Pours golden with a serious white that doesn’t dissipate even after 30 minutes. Nice spices on the tongue. Very refreshing and crisp.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2011
Nice, cloudy, thick, citrusy saison. Hoppy, foamy, delicious. This brewery keeps getting it right.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strap (691) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 23, 2011
golden pour, a bit cloudy. sweet aroma. sweet, fruity and peppery. refreshing summer brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1436) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2011
Pours a hazy golden yellow with an off white head. Aroma is of spice and straw. Taste is distinctly Belgian with overtones of fruit and gingerbread.


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