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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 4.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Vintage 7.22.09

This is a Belgian-style Saison that has been aged for 5 months in a Burgundy barrel. Saisons are a Belgian farmhouse style of beer that uses a unique yeast strain. Originally this yeast most likely came from a winery as it behaves in interesting, unpredictable ways. It produces an amazing amount of flavors. Its complexity is unmatched casting off enigmatic notes of tropical fruit, minerals, earth and various spices.

After the beer’s initial fermentation we filled a used wine barrel from the Cote d’Or region of Burgundy, France the prized wine making region where the most expensive pinot noir and chardonnay grapes are grown. As the beer aged in the barrel the fruit notes from the pinot noir blended beautifully with the beer. The oak flavors provide a structure and backbone to this elegant beer.

Grain: Pilsner, Vienna, malted Wheat and raw Wheat

Hops: Czech Saaz, Zeus, Cascade

OG: 19.5 Plato

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brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
A: The pour is amber in color with a slightly off-white head that is quite fluffy. S: A very nice spice note to the nose along with a fair amount of earthiness and some citrus. A touch of funk and a nice grape fruitiness along with just a hint of tartness. T: The beer is fairly sweet with a good malt component as well as some fruit character: citrus, pears, and sweet apples which goes nicely with the spiced quality. The wine barrel contributes a bit of grape and tart flavors. M: Medium body with a moderate yet creamy, rolling carbonation. D: One of the best beers of the day. Really tasty and possibly the best Saison I’ve had.

badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Hazy dark golden with a fluffy white head. Barn yard funk up front followed by a red wine and oak presence with subtle vanilla and caramel to round it out. Good silky bright palate with fine carbonation. Excellent.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Date: March 25, 2010
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewpub
Words: Cinq Saison in a Cote d’Or burgandy barrel
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy dirty white head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma with a winey fruityness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, winey sweetness, nice spicyness, hint of grape skin, sweet breadyness, touch of citrus

Date: March 05, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: brewpub
all the wonderful flavors from last year’s firkin have mellowed and enriched into a winderful fruity and lightly spicy glass of grape jelly

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

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