Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Saison
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This limited production "black saison" is medium bodied ale with a deep amber color and off-white head. The hops provide a pleasing spiciness while the malt and yeast create subtle notes of anise and cocoa.

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Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Light brown pour with a white head. The aroma has some strong cherry notes as well as some toffee and sugar. The flavor is similar with some juicy cherries, toffee, biscuit malt and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, raisins, light roasted grain, cocoa, and dates. Flavor of yeast, lychee, mineral, cocoa, caramel, anise, and earth with a dry finish.

thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear copper, wispy tan bubbles. Nose of agave, mead-like honey, bit spicy. Taste of honey, apple cider, bit like liquid bread. Light in body and uncarbonarted.

pushkinwow (2888) - Ottawa, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
750ml bottle from Julio’s; beer manager gave this to us a couple years ago and it was tasty; bought a bottle to bring home 1 month ago and I am curious if this bottle is 2.5 years old. Tastes like a combination harvest apple cider and a mild saison. Did not enjoy it at all which is a shame. Ruby amber with an off white head. Lots of apple...can’t really can’t passed that...slightly bitter at the end.

AirForceHops (7688) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle from Julio’s Liquors. Been cellared for about 2 years now, bought it early in 2010, can’t remember what I paid. Brown amber color. Sizable fluffy off white head. Mild retention and no lace. Fruity nose of fresh strawberry and a touch of cherry. Perhaps light coco. Flavor is mostly fruit, apple and pears. Anise shows up during the finish. Nose is better than the flavors. This is rather enjoyable. I should have drunk it during warmer months. Not typical for style however, still decent.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Fallen Angel
Date: July 07, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy amber, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, nice spicyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, nice spicyness, light bitterness, dark fruity esters
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
75oml bottle poured into snifter. The aroma was pretty amazing on this one. Good amount of apple and spice in this one, needless to say I was excited to taste it. Sadly it fell short, big time. No carbonation and very little flavor. I was somewhat disappointed to say the least.

presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy very dark amber and whitish head. Aroma of spiced caramel. Tarts a bit tho and flavour of spiced caramel Apple. Tastes like caramel syrup added to an amber with some spices.

jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse-750 bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and copper/brown color. Aroma is medium malt-musty, fruit. Taste is medium malt-musty, fruit, spice hops.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by Derek. Thanks. Pours a nice darker amber copper pour, glowing orange edges with a healthy haze, decent sized offwhite head stays as a small ring, laces small. Aromas are bread and biscuits, touches of toast and spice. Some sweeter caramel, touches of hot ABV related heat, and vinous red fruits, some apples, touches of brown sugar. Initial is medium bodied, maybe a touch lighter. Inviting malts of toast, bread, and toffee. Some inviting vanilla, touches of cardboard, light yeastiness. Touches of spice, brown sugar, vanilla. Some decent fruity malts, red fruit and apples, light sweeter malts grow, toast and toffee, touches of oxidation. Light spice grows, vinous red fruit. Touches of sweetness, more mellow and put together than the aroma let’s on. Just a touch of dry spice, faint florals, and ABV heat on the backend. Interesting. Hard to term this a Saison..

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