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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Named after a distinctive New Zealand hop, this single-hop saison has a subtle aroma of white grapes and a hint of spice from our house saison yeast. An addition of Muscat grape must during fermentation plays into the grape aromas from the hops and helps dry out the finish. This dry, refreshing saison pairs perfectly with warm weather!

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (7484) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
From a bottle served at the Funkwerks beer dinner at Birch and Barley, DC. Pours a clear pale yellow-gold with and off white head. Flavors of banana, white pepper and white wine. Smooth and aromatic. Crisp, fry finish.


3.5
Nocturne (2238) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2017
Tap at Terminal Bar, Denver. Hazy amber shade. White foam. Dry, waxy, cheese rind kinda taste. Slight hop bitterness in effect. Not bad.

3.7
Gerbeer (4157) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 On tap. Pours a hazy amber with light head. Aromas of citrus, banana skin and wheat. Flavours of candied banana, yeasty grapes and wheaty malts. Fruity. Quite nice.

3.8
AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Bottle. Hazy straw color with big white foamage. Nice dusty earthy dry cracker, spicy hop, herbal, saison yeast, musty aromas. Musty grape, herbal, spicy yeast, citrus, dry bread flavors--tangy fruity finish___ very tasty.

3.3
islay (3125) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Tiny pour from a bottle at a tasting. Consumed on 9-23-17. Pours a hazy light tan with a large amount of beige head. Fresh, yeasty aroma. Dry, simple, pleasant, cracker taste. Frothy in the palate.7.3.7.3.13=>3.3

3.8
Strykzone (7806) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2017
Sampled at Tucson fest. Golden. Prickly varbonation. Delightful fruit. Soft malts. Stone fruit. Delicious.

3.5
jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Hazy golden coloured body with a nice slightly opaque pure white glow and a small head, only about a centimetre tall on top. Aroma of grasses, hay, light yeast, citrus, bread and a dose of caster sugar - fairly dry throughout. Medium-bodied; Very grassy and herbal flavours up front with a smooth, complex yeast flavour that shows a hint of sweetness and a mellow bite of earth near the tail end. Aftertaste shows some grasses, hay, earth and a dose of flowers, all with yeast and bready flavours very strong. Overall, a nice saison that shows pretty well and has some very dry complexities. I sampled this 33 cL bottle (I bet they put it in his european sized bottle and no one knew/cares about it, and are saving 0.8 ounces on every bottle!) purchased from Total Beverage in Thornton, Colorado on 12-March-2017 for US$3,13, sampled at home in Washington on 24-June-2017.

3.3
Braudog (6906) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle. This pours a hazy yellow, with a marshmallowy, silky white foam top. I think most would guess this as the saison it says it is. Indeed it delivers quite the saison character, fruity and frothy. Not sure the single hop aspect adds much attractiveness to it ... it’s a sturdy saison. (#6664, 6/15/2017)

3.6
AWISLguy (3429) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Flight at the source during ck1 birthday trip. Smooth fruit. Tangy. The yeast is subtle as the hop melds well. Underrated hop, and interesting blend. 14.

2.8
Quick3Beers (1515) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Pours a hazy lemon yellow from a bottle. Faint lemon Italian soda aroma, first sip is a light grape followed by classic saison yeast bringing some lemon and hay, a long with a white pepper spice. Starts off round in the mouth then thins out to the traditional saison. Okay beer.

3.6
KansaiBeerLvrs (5511) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2017
Tap at Boku to Inu. Straw gold, foamy eggshell white head and an aroma of wheat & saison spiciness while the taste adds in Nelson Sauvin white grape notes. Good stuff.


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