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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4672) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2017
Clean bright straw gold pour with three fingers of rocky white head. Citrus rind, earthy funk, peppery spice, bready grain, and yeasty notes round out the aroma. Overripe citrus and earthy peppery funk upfront in the flavor. Zesty/peppery with some raw bread dough. Light bodied and peppery/dry. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7663) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 29, 2017
Bottle shared at Todds. A lot of carbonation but then a nice floral melon yeast saison that is tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (9182) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Clear golden under a thick foamy white top. Brisk grainy and floral dry hopped aroma with a kiss of rye and grass. Delightful delicate saison-forward flavor of the same notes as the nose; rye, wheat, light Belgian bready grains, and a delightful grassy dry hopleafy slightly lemony tone. Clean and belgianish and slightly hoppy but not so bitter. Super great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (2577) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Perhaps 10 oz. from a 25.4 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-22-17. Fresh, yeasty smell with scents of lemon and peach. Quite pleasant aroma for the most part. A touch of urine in the smell, however, that is not ideal. Alsco scents of green grape / white grape juice. Moderate to large amount of light beige, uneven head. Creamy texture of head. Hazy, gold liquid. The taste is a bit boozy, surprisingly. Dessert wine. A clash of sweetness and dryness in the taste. Not awful but far from my favorite saison flavors. Medium body. Somewhat undercarbonated. Soft in the palate. Overall, disappointing. Nothing special. I certainly was hoping for something more impressive in my first experience with this highly regarded brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (1294) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2017
Klares goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, blumig, fruchtig, Zitrusfrchte, Orange, Melone, Pfeffer, Kruter, wrzig, sehr sffig.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gr_pa (633) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Almost clear, gooden, quite nice head. Aroma: floral, honey, some phenols. Medium to high sweetness, medium body, medium bitterness. Flacour: honey, bit fruity, lots of hoppy notes; floral

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1205) - LA, California, USA - MAR 2, 2017
From a can into a North Coast chalace. Pours semi cloudy gold with head and lace. Aroma of amber malts, slight star fruit, white pepper, citrus zest. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of grains, rye, modest malts, hay, subtle black pepper, mild citrus rind, a touch of straw hops with a light Dupont type dry finish. Overall quite flavorful and well balanced. I can see why its in a can...it holds up well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (756) - 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 (490) - 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 (1829) - 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.


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