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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7560) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strap (751) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 23, 2011
golden pour, a bit cloudy. sweet aroma. sweet, fruity and peppery. refreshing summer brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1493) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
In short: A not-so-rustic but very satisfying blonde American Saison
How: Tap at BCTC 2010.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a large off-white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is moderately rustic with refreshing notes of fruit salad. Taste is more nourishing than expected. Pleasant relatively thick body with banana cake, pineapple upside down cake, flower petals, a bit of bubblegum, light notes of white pepper. Grassy hops bring a mild dryness. I don’t think I ever had this new version (2009+) in bottle but on tap this was very nice. Underrated like most session Saisons. I which I could buy this locally, I would make it a regular session beer. But I can’t. Yards are unheard of in Canada. We use the metric system up here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2762) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Glowing blonde with a firm, lasting white head. Yeast, light banana, some clove, and other spices make up the aroma. Highly carbonated body adds a hefty bite on the tongue. Flavor is much like the aroma with a bit of lemon zest, as well. A solid saison that is quite refreshing. Wouldn’t hesitate to pick one up when in need of a saison.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Would get again fo sho. Moderate carbonation, some pepper and spicy fruity esters, medium body, not as dry as most, very drinkable. complex, with slight hint of citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Pours an orange amber color with big thick white foam head. Has an aroma of funk and lemon zest with some florals on the nose. Has a nice foamy mouth feel. Has that bitter spicy saison taste. The belgian yeast comes through as well (banana notes) but works with the other characteristics. Very nice saison and underrated.

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