Formerly brewed at Avery Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Boulder, Colorado USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 244   ABV: 8.12%
For this year’s celebratory brew, we decided to focus on the characteristics that certain yeasts bring to the party. Each of the five Belgian yeasts selected adds its own unique aspect to the flavor and aroma of this saison. The hefty addition of rye helps dry this beauty out and lends another spicy component to the flavor. And for added fun, we subtly dry-hopped it, too! Brewed with malted barley, imported malted rye, imported specialty malts, hops and a blend of five Belgian yeast strains.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Orangey brown color, small dissipating head, low carbonation. Aroma is bready and hoppy. Biscuit flavors and dry finish. Strange blend of flavors with noticeable Belgian yeast as well. Interesting and different but not great.

JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Clear copper color with a moderate sized, light beige colored head. Aromas of dough, lemon grass, spicy rye, wild flowers, and clover honey. Not a real strong nose, but enough to keep it interesting. Light caramel start. Rye spiciness starts early and carries through well into the finish. Rather rough throughout. Spiciness overpowers . 5/11

BuckeyeBoy (8570) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Dave. Pours out amber topped with a sand head. Nose is lemon grass spice fruit esters some yeast. Taste is more of the spice lemongrass citrus fruits caramel.

Learninbeer (653) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2016
The aroma is earthy, rye, some yeast. Pours a cloudy copper/orange, mostly diminishing white head and very good lacing. The taste is sour/bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy/slick, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Overall pretty good.

mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours a copper brown with a thin head and some lace. Amazing spicy, fruity pineapple aroma. More pineapple in the flavour, also teriyaki. Good carbonation, nice body.

hotstuff (5273) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Backlog rating on 10-20-2012 at Fort Wayne RateBeer Gathering (Bottled in May 2011) The appearance is a small beige head, amber hazy body, floaties, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is rye, hops and spicy. The flavor is rye, malt, citrus, spicy, and sweet. The mouthfeel is semi-lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a tasty Saison and worth trying.

slowrunner77 (12997) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
they’ve been solid, but this one is the best yet. very nice aroma of columbus hops and some barnyard and fruit. flavor similar. very nice though it doesn’t quite pop as much as the flavor. a little thick for a traditional saison but i didn’t mind it at all. strong in flavor, but no hint of the 8.2%. well done."

vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
(Backlog) Draft at avery event at blind tiger. Brown pour with tan head. Spice, lemon, grass and herbal flavors and aroma. Fresh.

Mark_Eck (1998) - - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a lightly cloudy reddish copper color. Aroma and taste are sweet with bready malts and yeasts. Finishes lightly bitter.

TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Nose is fruity with some yeastiness. Pours clear amber with half decent off-tan head. Roastiness with some sweetness and light bitterness. Some yeasty spiciness.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
This had a caramel b0dy, slightly hazy, with a sh0rt-lived eggshell head and pr0duced sheets 0f lace. The ar0ma was fruity, light cherry scents, flr0al, and had a bit 0f funk. The taste added a light citrus bitterness. It finished dry with a m0derate zest bitterness. N0t c0mplex, but very nice.

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