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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2476) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2013
12 oz can. Pours hazy pale yellow with a collapsing white head. Aroma is extremely fragrant--I get floral notes (cardamom?), fruit (melon), a hint of funk. Taste is lightly sweet, spicy (clove), a bit sour, savory and finishes dry and lightly bitter. Palate is a little thin. Its tasty and interesting but its missing something.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Can courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a hazy yellow with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of cardomom, straw, yeast and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, cardomom asnd light citrus with a smooth dry lingering cardomom finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pours a nice hazy gold with a white head. Has a lovely aroma of lemon and cloves. Has a very herbal aroma. Leaves a citrusy feel at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Can. Slightly hazy pale gold. Lots of spice (struck me as sage, but I guess its cardamom), light funk, very yeasty, light malt. Liked this a lot, but drank a few right out of the can, which probably muted the spice and helped make it more sessionable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (550) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pours straw, somewhat hazy. Lots of head that quickly dissipates. Smells of fruity esters and yeast. Belgianish. Tastes of pale malts and roasted wheat. Yes I think there is wheat in this. Tropical fruit, apple and a dry finish. Sediment at the bottom of my glass. Refreshing and tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6580) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2014
Can. Bright, piss yellow with a huge, rocky head of bright white foam. Quite an herbal presentation -- lavender, thyme, sage. Very frothy mouthfeel an d a bit of whipped meringue. Quite yummy. (#5478, 3/30/2014)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matt_Foran (96) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Aroma is typical of a farmhouse saison, heavy wheat and fruity notes. You can taste the cardamom on the first taste, along with the bready yeast typical of a saison. It lingers nicely on the palate, it sneaks up on you, like the name states.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Really great spiced saison. Highly underrated IMO. Excellent flavor and aroma, with nice body and finish. Pleasant. I would definitely drink this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6597) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2017
Aroma is spices, fruit and grainy malts. The flavor is fruit/berries, slightly grainy malts, Belgian yeast and a mix of spices and mild tartness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a thin bubbly ring of white around the top of the glass. You will see a bubble here and there rising from bottom to top.

Aroma: Definiate cardamom, spices like that within a bouquet of spicy Belgian yeast.

Taste: Cardamom, ginger, spicy fruity Belgian yeast. Very light hop spice.

Mouthfeel: Juicy, full bodied, modest carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer! I like the herbal saison that many brewers have been doing here in the US, and this is one of them.


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