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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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THE ALE: This smooth ale tastes citrusy with yeasty notes and a hint of peppery spice. Its dry finish and mild carbonation make it perfect for pairing with grilled chicken, rich fish dishes, and cheeses like camembert and brie. THE STORY: Philosophizer was a common term used to describe Del. He often came up with the perfect solution to a complex problem while drinking a beer and watching the sunset. Donít be surprised when you enter into deep philosophical debates after opening a Philosophizer. Just pop one open, pour, sip, and ponder.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ahimelfa (3) - - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
Absolutely everything I want in a saison beer. Crisp light full of flavors of citrus and spice. Love love this beer

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
heartofgold (2) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2014 does not count
Never heard of Adelbertís, but ran into a bottle when wandering amongst the glass bottle minions that now define most beer sections in my area these days. You have to love this heyday of craft beer. I remember the heyday of the Internet -- in 1999, people walking by at the popular restaurant and youíd say "he just cashed out from coolidea.com and is now worth 100 Million" and we all thought we also had a shot at the gold ring. Saisons are now in fashion, and this is a beer that makes me think of those days. The brand stood out -- understated, but with gravitas. When I taste this beer it is everything I expect from a Saison -- a bit of clove spice, a bit of earth leather funk, well carbonated, dry, extremely drinkable, and a great antidote to hops an malts that define many other beer styles. Whether or not Adelbertís will get the credit for this beer is up to the quality of their marketing and distribution and the rest of you.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jmmyer07 (23) - - SEP 24, 2013
Wow I am surprised that the scores are so low... I thought this was a pretty good Saison just a little heavier than most but still very refreshing. Try it again!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamo13 (1) - - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
Starts citrus and contues with very zesty lemon and pepper flavors. Finishes very dry and I get a small/very small metallic taste disappears quickly. I wish someone would make a legit true to style saison that was lower in abv, but this beer is true to the times of today with high alcohol content and a crazy good yeast flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Cloudy light copper color, hazy, no retention (good), lotsa head bubbles off. Bright fruity esters in the aroma, bright apricot, ripe peaches, taste sort of matches--rich, somewhat creamy body. Lotsa nice bitter aftertaste, appropriate for the style, very nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with white fizzy head. Aroma of marvelous funk with a nice citrus and grassiness. Flavor is much the same and dry. Mouthfeel is light body and fizzy carbonation. Overall, a very nice surprise!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14342) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with a large frothy white head. Aroma is spicy, grassy, citrus, earthy. Tickles the nostrils. Med body or better. Hits like a tripel, but ... Hmm.... Itís a spicy, earthy tripel sort of thing. Itís Belgian allover. Iím not sure this fits the alleged style, but itís very tasty stuff. Finishing like Grains of Paradise. And a sort of apple fruit ester. This is very unusual? Good tho!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iguanodon (142) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Draft at Austin Ale House, Austin, TX. Hazy orange gold with little head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, funky. Taste is a bit sweet for a saison but itís 8.5%. Spicy, a little black pepper and clove. Decent saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle (750mL): Hazy, deep honey with thick head and excellent lace. Very lifted clean fruity beer. Off dry, not sour and medium low bitterness. Clean fruity palate. Lovely length, weight and fruity flavor. Very sound. High alcohol and so too hot and not refreshing. Classic over the top American Beverage when they almost had it right.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (541) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Nice citrus aeoma. Pours hazy orange into a tulip from tap. Taste is really crisp, dry, and fresh. Lots of herbal flavors, some citrus. Pepper.


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