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Brewed by The Alchemist
Style: Saison
Stowe, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Belgian-inspired ale is loosely based on a Saison. A blend of Hallertau Mittlefrue and Amarillo hops lend a beautiful and delicate bitterness to a dry and malty background. No spices added.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Draft at the brewpub: Nice yeast & farmy aroma, nice white head, and cloudy yellow color. I think John brewed this batch a little different, the ABV was 7.5 and well masked and the flavor was a dead on Saison. I really like this beer.


4
ALIBALI (2120) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2017
Cooles Ergebnis, bei dieser Hopfenauswahl h?tte ich auf deutlich mehr Harzfeeling getippt 😉. No Spices! Aha😀! Yau, es sieht so aus wie das Gebinde, aus dem es gesch?ttet wurde. Also, wundervoll. Sch?n pischigrassy🍀. Schnuppern tuts relativ gew?hnlich. Spicey, greenhoppy und durchaus dezent unterg?rig...der Hallertauer kann’s nicht sein lassen 😁. Der Trunk anf?nglich auch maximal solide creambelgianyeasty ...aber dann ballert er nochmal richtig, peitscht gnadenlos DRYHOPPY gegen den Gaumen...und bleibt lang 🎆!!! Interessanter HopfenFarmer mit delizi?sen HopheadAlkoGetreideFinish! Big Can from the MIKKELLER BOTTLE SHOP in Kopenhagen. Porn?se 9?...

3.5
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2017
14th June 2017
42nd floor beer share. Thanks to Leighton for the can. Very hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, smooth and pretty dry. Reasonable minerally carbonation. Light thin malts, trace of cream. Spicy mid. Mild saison herb. Modest floral fruits. Dry spicy finish. Decent straight up Saison.

3.2
Jorn69 (3157) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2017
Sample @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration 2017, Red Session 20170513. Fruity and yeasty, funky and light spicy, sweet, bitter and sweet finish.

3.9
Saeglopur (2178) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 16, 2017
1 pint can from Mikkeller Webshop.
Deep yellow, hazy body, with a big, fluffy, lacing, off-white head.
Aroma of dough, bread, grains, spices, flowers, honey, some sweet fruits.
Tastes similar, with some more grassy notes and some citric hops coming through.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smooth, spicy, medium sweet, a bit dry, a bit bitter, floral, grainy, a bit hoppy, subtly warming.

Tasty. A bit on the sweet side, but in a lovely, nectar like way. The overall impression is really smooth, greatly balanced, with just enough spicy and hoppy notes and a well hidden alcohol. Really quaffable.

Ar/Ap/T/P/Ov: 7/4/8/4/16

3.5
mR_fr0g (12126) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2017
Can shared on Level 42 14/06/2017. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A hazed clouded bright yellow straw coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is leafy hop, pencil shavings, citrus, straw. Flavour is composed of doughy wheat, semi sweet, spicy saison yeast, pithy lemon citrus, . Palate is semi sweet, spicy citrus, moderate carbonation, . Mellow.

3.4
Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2017
Can split at L42, thanks to LKS, 14/06/17. Hazed yellow orange with a decent off white cap. Nose is bready, melon, light floral twang, light peach, bread, spice, hay. Taste comprises light yeast, lemon drizzle, spice, grains, mellow citric peel, floral notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok saison ... nothing I’d seek out again though.

3.5
Scopey (14736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2017
Can at L42. It pours hazy yellow - gold with a medium white head. The aroma is soft, fresh, white bread, cracker, pear, apple, cracker, icing sugar and light spice. The taste is crisp, dry, bitter - sweet, sugary, apple, pear, melon, candy, lemonade, cracker and light spice with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Well rounded and easy drinking.

3.6
Borup (14511) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
From tap at MBCC 2017. A hazy golden coloured beer with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, fruit,mspice, citrus and a mild fruity finish.

3.9
Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2017
Can shared in London - big thanks to Garrold for the trade. Pours hazy yellow-gold with a foamy, white head. The nose holds biscuits, dough, wheat bread, mellow Belgian yeast, straw. Light-medium sweet flavour with really enjoyable wheat bread character, mild bitter hay, some lemon meringue. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Well balanced finish, with further crisp wheat, straw, lemon, restrained Belgian yeast expression. Very drinkable.

3.7
Nische (2238) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2017
Can from Mikkeller&Friends. Hazy yellow with frothy white head. Aroma and taste of wheat, grass, chewing gum, hay and yeast. Solid, classic saison. Medium body with a smooth feel to it.


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