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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Belgian-Style Saison. Brewed with fresh Sage and Ginger.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium egg-white head. Aroma of dough, some butter, nuts, ginger, and florals. Flavor of nuts, herbs, florals, ginger, banana, grass, light buttered popcorn, raisins, and rye.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Tap at American Flatbread. Pours a hazed deep golden with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is spicy, light ginger and sage, crackery lgiht doughy wheat malts, ok Belgian phenolic spicy peppery yeast character and more grassy herbal hints. Flavor is toast, grass, cereal, grassy hops, some sage, ginger spiciness and green almost pickle-like, crackers and light malt sweetness throughout- some slight gritty grain hints in the end and in the mouthfeel- light bitter finish. Nice easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1535) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2010
On tap at American Flatbread, served in a 12 oz tulip. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. A rather pretty beer. Light fruity, yeasty aroma. Palate is light and to the dry side. Flavor is herbal with a faint touch of sage. Also some fruit notes as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2010
On tap at Vermont Brewfest 2010. Hazy golden pour with a fairly large, frothy white head. Aroma is quite light, with notes of dough, herbs, orchid, and a touch of nectar fruit. Flavor is similar- definitely one of the lighter saisons I’ve had recently, and the lower alcohol makes that expected. Crisp and refreshing palate. Tasty brew, but not complex.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at American Flatbread’s Beer Loves Cheese 2010
Appearance : Hazy pale yellow.
Aroma : Notes of banana, cloves and ginger. Very fresh.
Taste : Lots of ginger, not much yeast, notes of banana. Very dry. Palate thin
Overall : Too spicy for me and not enough yeast. Still not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5992) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2009
In short: A floral soft Belgian blonde ale with a dry grassy finish. Smooth competent brew.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear yellow body topped by a small white ring of foam
In long: I’ve tasted sage (used in this brew) but all I can say is that this brew is very floral. To me there was dandelions and other wild field flowers that developed light fruity notes of lemon and banana. Follwed by a pilsner-ish dry grassy finish. Discreet yeast. Comfortable Belgian style mouthfeel/carbonation. Advertised at the pub as a Saison (I’m a Saison whore) but I agree with ratebeer, this doesn’t deserve to be a Saison entry. Nor is it a book so I also agree with amazon.com that are not listing it as such.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9871) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
A golden saison with a thick lacing white head. Nice light honey, sage, herbal and orange pulp/ In mouth, a rather light creamy and reftreshing saison with light hops and a hint of sage. Nice. On tap at brewpub, August 3 2009.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Tap at Vermont Brewer’s Fest 2009. Pale straw colour with a thin white head. The nose is lightly spicy and fruity. Very light and lean body. A bit of light herbal spiciness. The sage really pops out as the beer warms up a bit. There is a light lemony citrus that makes a nice appearance. Soflty spicy with a lot of herbal freshness on the back. Bright and lemony, lingering spice and herbal fruit. An incredibly refreshing and well-crafted saison. Another very tasty Belgian ale from these guys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
En fût. Verre de 8 oz dégusté chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes et d’herbes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’herbes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #2554)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Bready yeast and well-positioned sage ride this dryish Belgian-style Ale until its soft and dry finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the hazy golden.
-The sage used in here is an easy pairing with most of their pizzas.
-The effervescence and well-attenuated body make for an authentic mouthfeel.
-Citrusy fruitiness is present throughout, though subtly.

On tap at the brewpub.


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