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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Ale brewed with spices. The first in my "Letters" series. Rich yellow gold in color, highly effervescent. Sugared spice aroma, tart and refreshing with a hint of citrus an candied ginger in the finish.

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3.7
Silphium (3375) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2018
Bottle. Cloudy light yellow-orange body, thin off-white head. Prominent pineapple aroma. Body floral, estery, and woody with pineapple notes all nicely interplayed in another winner from JP.

4.1
DialSquare (5626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2018
Draft from Giant Eagle in Grandview (full pint for $4... crazy): gold pour, white head, strong lacing. aroma of funked hay, honey, light spice. tastes are light even funk, tart and dry. also ginger, citrus fruity, astringent. pepper in finish. really nice.

4.5
OldMrCrow (2596) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle from Dusty’s Cellar. (Labelled 6% not 4.5%)

Imagine if Ron Jeffries brewed a saison labelled with a raven riding into battle on the back of a motherfuckin’ wolf.

Sick, right? Yeah, this beer is that good. It’s like my dream saison basically. It’s like so good that the Hill Farmsteads I’ve been drinking regularly courtesy of prufrockstar are just beer. (Ok, well maybe not that good, but this is not less good than those are.)

I concede the time and place are propitious. I just gave a talk then spent hours talking to people in the non-air conditioned muggy heat of an East Lansing summer. Back in the air conditional motel room with this bottle...so good.

Cloudy light-amber pour. White white head. Dusty, dusty nose with little of the sweet banana esters that mar too many American saisons. Instead, a gentle tartness. Saddle leather. Not that funky exactly, but not clean either. Just perfect. Tart, of course, total JP character. Pepper and dust, beautiful brett dryness. Terroir out the wazoo. I’m in love. 4.5 is probably too high, but accounting for time and place it’s righto n the mark.

3.9
hayduke (6065) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Sampled at HHC Barrel Fill. Pours hazy lemon yellow with a white head. Nose is citrus ahd sourness Medium body. Flavor is sour citrus Finishes dry, earthy and sour. Good stuff.

3.3
mansquito (10350) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2017
For me marriage: pours hazy yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is funky, spicy, tad fruity. Taste is quite sour and rather spicy. Not really something you can drink a whole lot of. A bit sweet with some herbies.

3.9
jgb9348 (7681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Hazy golden coloured body with a dense, large five centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of grass, yeast, hay, coriander seed, canned corn, wheat and a bit of light spices - nice. Light-bodied; Grassy flavour at first gives way almost immediately to a bretty and funky yeast flavour that is typically from the brewery with a subdued grassy and herbal flavour, but the funk and lightly soured malt goes quite far. Aftertaste showing more dryness and herbs coupled with some light sweetness and a bit of lemons and lime flavours. Overall, a nice beer that is almost exactly what I’d expect out of this beer, but shows very elegantly with a nice effervescence and rich flavour profile and complexity. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from the Seaway Party Store in Grand Haven, Michigan on 09-September-2015 for US$13,99 sampled at home in Washington on 02-February-2017. My bottle shows almost a similar logo to the graphic, but states 6,0% abv.

2.8
argo0 (14126) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2016
75cl bottle. Small and persistent white head atop cloudy straw body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett, some grapefruit, light straw. Taste is moderately sweet, strong lemon, some Brett, light ginger. Light-medium body, some acidity. That lemon is too overpowering to enjoy this one.

3.8
lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Nice lemony aroma. Pours straw yellow, nice big head. Taste is nice and tart. Straw like malt flavor. Tiny bit of spice flavor. Very light body. Gentle carbonation.

3.9
beezydrunkit (37) - Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy gold. Aroma of pineapple, citrus fruits, slight funk, some spice. Palate is light bodied, medium carbonation. Taste is some lemon lime tartness. Dry. Subtle funk. Touch of ginger. Pretty straight forward but quality. I enjoyed this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
thorongil2 (5149) - rootless cosmopolitan elite, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of honey, citrus, hint of funk, some black pepper; creamy palate; clean, tart, refreshing, bright flavour with a long, light bitter and tart finish; excellent


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