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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Literally “season of relaxing,” this tart summer seasonal is brewed with two types of European malts, a blend of European and American hops, deriving a hint of spice from French yeast. This special version was aged for several months in oak Chardonnay barrels.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bomber from Highland Package in Birmingham, AL. Pours deep, hazy gold with a huge and tenacious white head. Nose of buttery chardonnay, lemon, oak, and grapes. Taste adds a bit of spice, a good deal of bitterness, and a bit more butter. Surprisingly a bit better cold than closer to room temp. Agreed that this would be a nice summer beer.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle from Piggly Wiggly Homewood. Pours golden with an inch of white foam. Has a nice amount of lacing. Prominent chardonnay notes on the nose. It’s even bigger on the tongue. Given the flavor profile of a Saison aging it in Chardonnay barrels works very nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1124) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Large bubble head, which fades quickly in completion. Aroma is apple. Taste is early spring, with buds blooming and the thought of apples in distance but not prominant. Taste is apple and fades with light oak notes to carbonation. This is actually one of the best beer i’ve had from Yellow Hammer, it reinvented my hope in them. A nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a white head. Fruity, some spice, citrus, some wine, and lighter funk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
hazy gold, small bubbled swill-white head, considerable lacing. Pleasantly soft nose, dusty grass and grapefruit, doughy citrus. Flavor doughy and citric at front, light grass bitterness through buttery dough finish. 737415

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
22oz bottle pours gold with some white head. Nose is hay, straw, grass, white grape, light wood, light apricot. Flavor is nice, sweet, honey, grass, hay, white grape, apricot, some citrus peel. Lightly herbal finish. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. Picture win for this beer. Pours a low haze yellow, weak white head. Nose is yellow apple, fresh laundry, mint. Taste is mint, yellow apple juice, sweet cream butter, tannic apple skin. Palate is saltwater, sweet cream butter. Somehow nailed that elusive Hill Farmstead palate aesthetic but fundamental flavors need tweaking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is wine, oak, wheat malt, pear and apple esters with citrus hops. Flavor is tart wine, citrus hops, barnyard and funky yeast with wheat malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Beerandblues2, thank you sir! Cloudy golden color, small bright white edge head. Aroma of subtle barnyard with a tiny bit of acetone. Taste is is slightly funky and dusty straw.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with thick, frothy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, apples, and Oak barrels. Can pick up the Chardonnay on the first sip. Buttery finish. Taste of butter, citrus, and light spice. Great for drinking on a warm Spring day.


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