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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
I don’t have much experience at all with sour beers but this seems ok to me. Murky color is appealing smells intriqinging. Tastes bitter and refreshing. I like it ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (700) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Golden with a white head. Slightly funky aroma, typical saison phenolics. Alcohol is a little rough on the palate. This was ok but didn’t really come together the way I would have liked.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
QuezXLV (401) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2011
The hops are nice but a little too bitter. Great lacing. It is refreshing and would taste good on hot summer day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 9, 2011
Tap. Pretty clear with big white head. Nice for the summer, no to spicy. Not my style, but I actually enjoy this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry yeasty and slight peppery. Bitter and peppery. Dry and yeasty finish. Simple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dagimp (741) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
From a bottle into a snifter. Pours a very, very nice light blond orange. A few fingers of head which dissipates into a whisp of bubbles on the liquid. Great crisp aroma of pepper and lemon. Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel, it’s better once it calms down a little. Super tastes of pepper, lime, yeast, metal and funk. Overall, it’s a darn solid saison and a good drinker during summer. Just enough alcohol so you can drink one or two. I’ll buy again, especially for the price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - 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 (8741) - San Diego County, 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 (5256) - 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.


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