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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle shared by nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours lightly hazy yellow with a thin bubbly white head. Nose is big and tropically fruity, with syrup of canned mixed fruit, light clove spiciness, and a bit of banana. Taste is similar, with a bit of syrupy sweetness, a light herbal hoppiness, pear, and some pale maltiness. Pretty syrupy slick body with enough carbonation to smooth it all out. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5233) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Crystal clear golden coloured body with a light orange glow and a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, sugars and tons of coriander seed with a bit of curacao. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent malt at first with some metal, malt, wheat, yeast and a bunch of curacao and lemons. Aftertaste is quite bitter from the malt, metal, yeast and a touch of hops, with some other grassy notes and a little sweetness at the tail end. Overall, a strong beer that doesn’t show off to be such a bad beer - but one with a lot of flavour that doesn’t necessarily translate to great flavours, especially for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 23-May-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Upstate New York on 26-May-2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (641) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a medium white lasting head. Aroma and Taste of citrus, lemons, some grass and hay notes, with some biscuit malt and light bitter hops. A light crisp body with good carbonation. Finish is light crisp, citrus and lemon flavors with some light bitter hops and a lingering nutty aftertaste. Overall a good crisp and refreshing brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours a golden orange color with a thin head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and citrus. Taste follows the nose but us far too sweet for a saison. Not a bad beer but I was not expecting the sweetness. This takes away from the refreshing nature of a saison making this beer a bit of a disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a hazy, pale gold with a soft finger of white head. Pretty good lacing and plentiful beading. The nose is pretty decent... orange peels, clove, banana, I gotta say it reminds me of a Blue Moon. Not off-putting, but not fantastic either. The flavors here are rather muddled. Wheat, clove, more orange peel, sort of a medicinally tart aftertaste. I’d probably pass on this one in the future. Glad I got to try it though!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
On draft at Isaacs.. Some sour notes with fruit, brwad and mild spice. It’s ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with two fingers of white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma has plenty of wild yeast and some apricot sweetness. Taste is classic saison with a bubbly mouthfeel. Nothing amazing but a good, cheap example in the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sethbreaker (178) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 21, 2012
From the bottle. Not much given away on the nose,a faint whiff of the yeast. Light mouth feel some characteristics coming from the yeast, a little pepper and spice although I found this beer rather one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (963) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
(bottle). Hazy golden complexion with modest lacing. Flavor has traces of orange peel with mild malt favors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
callmemickey (3895) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: light orange body. thin off-white head. little lacing and moderate head retention. S: Orange, lemon, light spice. Noticeable lack of funk and yeast. T: More of the same. Not particularly remarkable for the style. Pleasant soft citric fruits. M: Smooth. Light body. Lacking a crisp finish. O: Decent, but there are plenty of others out there that fit the style and taste better at the price.

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