RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This slightly sweet Saison has quickly become a favorite of many De Steeg visitors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2017
10 oz at Tap XIV. Through the clear plastic cup, this beer is a deep gold with a clear body and a firm white head. The aroma has some identifiable, peppery saison yeast notes. I was a little apprehensive when I saw the alcohol content, but it doesnt seem like the yeast was stressed and attenuation was pretty good too. Alcohol burn is slight in the flavor and the finish is kind of dry, but certainly not like a classic saison would be. The mouthfeel isnt too coating either, but it has a fair amount of heft to it. Smooth, peppery and fruity yeast makes up most of the flavor with a pretty simple grain bill adding bready sweetness. I dont get a ton of pilsner malt quality for the style. Pretty decent beer, one of the better "imperial saisons" or whatever you want to call it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7601) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle (brewed by Odyssey Beerworks, not De Steeg). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, corn starch), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement/mold), with notes of metal, gum, apple, alcohol, pear syrup, pepper, concrete, hint of celery. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Basically a boozy generic Belgian strong ale, no clue why they would put "saison" on the label. Some aspects of the aroma are decent (e.g. pepper, gum), but theres as many unpleasant notes too, so overall its not all that enjoyable to sniff. Sweet and boozy and watery and kinda raspy-husky in the mouth, and a bit sour too (although obviously not all the way to a sour ale attempt). So its not much fun to drink either. A bit aimless and crude, but its certainly not terrible...I suppose its drinkable if youre mainly after the big alcohol. Fairly typical quality for Odyssey based on what Ive had from them to date (have not had anything from De Steeg yet).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (1051) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Lightly hazy yellow, white head. Mango, spice. Lightly bitter, spicy. Light body, chewy. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Not a bad saison, i like them dry but this was okay .. . Gold haze .. Solid head ring .. Lacing is spot on .. . Yeast, esters, rind, and cereal .. Mouth feels alright, quick finish, slight sweetness too .. Okay brew .. . . I was a good friend of rocky maivea

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (1928) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Moderately cloudy golden pour with a white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Slightly tart nose. Full mouth feel with just a hint of carbonation. A little rich. Lightly fruity, earthy, and tart. The richness and tartness balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (6160) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Dark orange and clear appearance with a white foam. Fruity esters, mild sweetness and yeasty with a dry finish. A little sweet, but the alcohol is hidden well. Pretty easy drinkin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 Tap at the source. Pours hazy straw with white head. Smells of esthers, tart fruit, and bread. Light to medium bodied. Buries the alcohol. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Tastes of esthers foremost with wood, bread, and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25652) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pour a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9574) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought white fruits, hints of sweet sugars, some vanilla, grain, touch of grass, slight buttery note as well but not nearly as bad. Taste is a mix of white fruit, grass, grain, biscuit, bread, slight sweet sugary note, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (8934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Clear golden with a big yeast ester nose with hay and barn funk with a little bit of citrusy/golden grain sweetness. Flavor is big and bold with a lot of gold grain sweetness and a touch of booze, with a yeasty eccentricity and a touch of light fruit flavors. Ends a little doughy, but sweet and bold and complex, yet approachable.

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