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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dry hopped saison brewed with local rye and wheat.

Introducing Saison Dolores, Almanacs newest year-round beer. A bright, aromatic brew for all seasons inspired by San Franciscos Mission District. We combine barley, rye and Sonoran Wheat grown in Mendocino County and ferment the beer with our house Saison yeast. Finally we dry hop it to create a California Saison with flavors of spicy white pepper, fruity melon and a clean food friendly finish. Enjoy this lively aromatic farmhouse ale with fresh seafood, funky washed rind cheeses and classic french-style charcuterie.

Canned version introduced in 2016 part of the fresh beer series, brewed and canned in San Francisco at Fort Point.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (686) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2017
22oz bottle. Hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma is yeasty and orangey. Flavour is citrus and spice without being too dry. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
javiercrasher (398) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2017
De color oro, algo nublada, con espuma blanca de buena retencin que deja encaje en los bordes. En nariz floral, con levadura belga y hierba seca. En boca miel en un primer momento pero toma un perfil ms amargo y seco. SIN FECHA

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1292) - Kiel, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2016
Ziemlich geiles Blumenwiesenstyle Saison. Belgische Hefearomen, die auch durchaus funky anmuten, dominieren den uerst anregenden Duft. Der Trunk ausgewogenen, fresh krutrig und weinig gleitend. Yes!!! Gabs zum Silvester Seafood Raclette 2016. Harmonierte vorzglich. 0,65l Bomber from the Big BEERGIUM Online Store. HOT!!!! Ca.7.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2169) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Canned version. Hazy orange/yellow, with white head. Aroma is orange with rose notes. The taste is light honeydew, with... pepper. This is one of those cases where I agree with the description. $2.39/can

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2016
22oz bottle 12/11/16 (Binnys Plainfield)-42 in Tulip-Pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of spices, herbs, citrus, and hops. Taste of the same with some wheat coming in. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and is easy drinking.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TXBadger (2683) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours a clear yellow color with white head. Herbal, very floral and some other odd soapy tones on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with the same weird flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5988) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Clear golden and slightly hazy toffee coloured body with a large and growing six centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of very dry and earthy malt with some flowers, grain, light hops and a touch of grass and hay. Medium-bodied; Strong rich grassy and floral flavours with a very dry and herbal finish showing a ton of effervescence, some subdued grainy and bitter hop notes, but a mainly dry and super grassy flavour that hits hard near the end. Aftertaste is dry, grassy, floral and showing a smooth amount of hops - but this is all about the dry malt and a good amount of the pungent and complex yeast flavours that show up after the sip is done. Overall, a nice and enjoyable saison with a lot of complexity and depth, and a very dry and overly effervescent mouthful. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 01-July-2016 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Dearborn, Michigan on 10-December-2016.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (1339) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2016
It pours golden with a slight bit of haze. The head is off white with orange tinges. Leaves some Belgian lace. It has aromas of wheat, basement, leather, and pepper. There are flavors of barnyard, pepper, spices, wheat, and leather. It has a moderate body with a quite dry finish. Overall, it has many funk elements blend in with the spices, but the fruit isnt really that prominent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7241) - Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2016
On tap at the Mars bar in SF
Pours clear light golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, zesty and citrus. Flavor of grapefruit, wheat, lemon zest and esters, dry
Good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5848) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2016
12 oz single can shared, purchased at Bottles & Bitters at Sloans Lake. Hazy yellow appearance with a white head and light lacing. Zesty, tropical, citrusy and lightly spicy with hints of earthy yeast. Similar flavor, fresh, crisp and easy to drink.


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