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RATINGS: 315   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 didn’t expect Washington to cross the icy Delaware, either. Expectations be damned, we say. We’re 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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3.7
Emeister84 (2479) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Aromas of ginger, cardamom, lime, and flowers. Slightly hazy, golden with mostly lasting, white head foam. Off-dry, floral, herbaceous, and bitter. Light-medium bodied with lively carbonation, some spice, and has a dry finish with lingering citrus flavors.

3.7
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Flavorful saison. Spicy and aromatic notes of white pepper, perfume and tea. Mildly sweet malt flavors of white cake and dough. Yeast esters of lemon and clove. Bold amount of bitterness.

3.7
DocLock (10659) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Can from Capone’s. Pours turbid canary golden color with 1-finger white head. Nose is funky pale malt, spicy florals, limey citrus. Tastes dry, floral, and spicy, with coriander ad cardamom notes, limey citrus, and a lot of funky yeasty malt flavor. This one is complex and enjoyable.

3.7
Gription79 (2887) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce can. The nose is very spicy. Sweet malts, spicy yeast, some tannins. Overall a nice Saison.

3.7
joeneugs (6371) - 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.

3.7
alobar (3759) - 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.

3.7
Leighton (21089) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Can shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to The Peter! Pours clearish yellow with a fine, white foam head. Herbal nose, lots of white bread and dough. Light to medium sweet flavor with more white bread, herbs, white sugar. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Clean finish, more herbs and white bread. Quite clean overall. Some grassy hop bitterness. Solid saison.

3.7
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Malt, spice, yeast, clove, fruit and hop aroma. Malt, spice, yeast, clove, pear, apple and biscuit flavors. Light body high carbonation. Fruit and malt finish.

3.7
Maxbier (954) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pour from a can; straw color, slightly hazy, big white head. Bready sweet aroma with a hint of sour and almonds (i.e., mild nutty aroma). With the first sip the initial sensation is the carbonation, which quickly gives way to a pleasant lemony sourness. The finish begins with a hint of hopyness and quickly changes to dried sour fruits. Coats the mouth and results in a very lingering finish (for me that was 5+ minutes). Very nice saison.

3.7
b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Light yellow color with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is huge and piercing. Lots of perfume, spices, yeast, and grass. Smells like a bouquet of flowers. Flavor is sweet at first and finishes earthy and yeasty with light malts. Very different and pretty good overall.


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