RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
You might not expect a Saison in winter. But the enemy didnt expect Washington to cross the icy Delaware, either. Expectations be damned, we say. Were sneaking up on winter with a boatload of bravado and this Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Dry hopped with whole organic cardamom pods, our Saison has an assertive spiciness. In your face, winter.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2013
Can sample at a tasting at kerenmks place. Thanks zvikar. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of lemon, cardamon and yeast. Yeasty, citric and spicy flavor with some bitterness. Medium-bodied. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (3430) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
12oz can. Pours a hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, Belgian yeast, and light spices (cardamom and pepper). Taste is lemon peel, grass, funky yeast, cardamom, and black pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
Pours straw yellow with a white foamy head. Aroma of menthol, lemon, banana, and bubble gum. Bubble gum, lemon, and banana flavor with spice, and menthol. Creamy and well-balanced-a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
On draft. It pours a light yellow with a white head. The aroma is very floral with menthol, lemon pepper, clove, a little banana and gum. The flavor is the same. Lots of menthol. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
Clear straw with big quickly disappearing head. A Strongly spiced nose. Light sticky body. Tons of spice. Way too much spice (cardamom?) Bitter finish.. Off-balance in a bad way.
Earlier Rating: 6/20/2012 Total Score: 3.1
On tap at Boneshaker. The "Spring Saison" is over-the-top spiced. Light golden pour with little head. Nose is way too floral, lavender, corriander up the nose. Sweet and Flat throughout. Light body. If the spices got turned down a bit it would be a lovely saison but as is its way to much...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle->tulip. Translucent yellow with large white head, quickly dissipates leaving no lace. Aroma: strong herbs, yeast, spices. Taste: heavy spice, bread, funky yeast. Decent sweet and sour saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
A good one, on tap at Capones. Light lemon white appearance. Pepper aroma, wavy lace. A tasty grapefruit spice treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2013
Courtesy of Brendan, shared with Andrew and streets. Pours a cloudy yellow body with creamy white head that settles nicely into thick lacing. Aroma is lots of banana, spice, grass, and faint urine. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of banana and clove dominating; additional flavors of spice, grass, light hop, and a vague floralness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 5, 2013
can. hazy gold with a large fluffy white head. bright herbal citrus nose. the flavor is highly spiced and minty, like wintergreen, with vanilla sweetness. light body. dont like the minty. i love most of 21A beers but im still haunted by their "spring saison" or "saison" or whatever the hell it was from last summer, when i forced an entire 64oz growler of lavender infused soap down my gullet because i just cant bring myself to pour out a beer(i now know that it is the dreaded cardamom spice). this is just too uncomfortably close to that concoction. in fact, i think it is the same stuff. got me twice now.
Earlier Rating: 6/15/2012 Total Score: 1.3
growler. named "spring saison" . a spiced saison with 6.2% abv. pours a clear gold with a small white head. big nose of ginger and soapy lavender with peppery notes. nose really blows you away if you dont expect it. wow...thats got a big soapy flavor. perfumy almost. not sure im into this. really different but probably a bit much on the spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (995) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Pours a pale yellow with short-lived head fading to an outer ring and minimal lacing. Aroma is funky pale malt with some spices and sour fruits. Taste is spicy and bready up front, then into a funky yeast and malt character with some cardamom. Overall this is pretty bold and for being so earthy and yeasty it vanished pretty quickly.

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