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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On tap at Old Bay - New Brunswick, NJ. Pours a darker, cloudy golden, with a fluffy, soapy off-white head. Aroma is a light soap and herbs and minerals aroma, too cold and in a mug. Flavors are decent, but a little sloppy. There’s a loose, flabby edge with some bubblegum, soap and too much sweetness. The coldness of this pour restrains a lot of things. Not particularly spicy, dry, fresh or light. Not dirty, but just a little frayed on the edges. Not my favorite Saison.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8421) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Rated 4/16/10. Pours a hazy orange-peach color with a white frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of coriander, bubblegum, yeast, nutty notes and a very faint hoppiness. The taste is very spicy withy notes of bubblegum and an herbal hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent but just a tad bit odd.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1671) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours clear gold with minimal white head. Aroma is citrus and heavy florals. Taste is sweet with the florals coming through strongly. Honey like sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
12oz bottle into snifter. Pours a hazy straw yellow with thin white head. Smells of pepper and citrus. Medium mouth feel with moderate carbo. Taste of sweet malts, pepper and a hint of lemon. Decent saison.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Draft at Mexican Food Factory with James. Pours cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is yeast, raisins, honey, citrus, and funk. Medium bodied with a light, thin palate. Refreshing finish. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5306) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Draft at mff with pat, Mike, and Shane. Pours a bright yellow body with slight haze. Aroma is slight farmhouse funk, Belgian yeast, and some light citrus notes. The flavor is similar, thin body but refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. The brewery is local but I am not a big fan. This one smelled nice with spices and sweet malt. Looked nice with a cloudy light amber pour with a nice lasting head. The flavor was OK with a bit of an astringent tang that was not entirely pleasant. Finish was thin. Average offering.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Fireworks. It pours a very hazy, almost opaque, brownish gold with a foamy white head. The nose is very Belgian with notes of bubble gum and candy sugar. Slight clove and yeast notes are there as well. The taste is a bit flat and cloying with lots of clove, some florals, spice, and belgian yeast. Overly aggressive carbonation tries to lighten this brew but ends up adding acidity and sharpness that doesn’t seem appropriate. A light body with very prickly carbonation leads to a medium, clove laden finish. Overall this brew lacks the subtleties of a true Saison. Pass on this for a Saison Dupont any day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
(Sample Date: 10/10/2009 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle. Light spiciness in aroma. Well carbonated with bit of carbonic bite. Clear golden with small white head. Lightly grainy with peach pear fruitiness especially in finish. Finish is dry and lightly spicy bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kyleisraaddd (19) - Marble Falls, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle. Poured amber with a nice sized white head. Smelled slightly citrusy. Tasted toasty, dry, and malty. I’m not the biggest fan of saison, but it wasn’t bad.


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