RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
To the French, Gigi is a woman who farms. To our brewers, Gigi is a Belgian-influenced, bottle-conditioned saison.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
THOUGHTS: Had this aging for a while, fairly unintentionally. Surprisingly nice. Hid alcohol. Quite refreshing Not the greatest saison, but a very nice beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light orange with an average to large, off-white head that diminished very quickly leaving virtually no lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel; moderate orange and metallic hops; slight funky yeas; heavy dusty yeast; canned fruit cocktail; and something like hairspray but not in a bad way. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and acidic, and slightly sour and bitter with an average duration. There was caramel, orangey hops, dusty yeast, metallic hops, funky yeast, apricot, canned peaches, and canned mixed fruit. The light to medium body was a little syrupy and then rather dry with rather fizzy carbonation and a dry finish.

Lowe1983 (1622) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is citrus, lemon, and spices. Sweet but not overly sweet. Flavors the same as the aroma with lots of the lemon coming out.

RichardGretton (4772) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle. Amber beer with a reasonable white head. The aroma is gently spiced, and the flavour is rich and malty with spice and fruityness. Overall a nice more Belgian ale style of beer than anything else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BeerMonsterNeiluk (1) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017 does not count
Fairly easy drinking, relatively sweet and fruity. Strong abv but not overpowering on taste.

gotrebar (34) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Reminds me of a Belgian triple crossed with a saison. Sweet, strong, fruity, and slightly soured.

gunnar (9465) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from Beers Of Europe.Pours clear golden with a big spongy off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, some yeast and light funk. Taste is moderate sweet yeasty fruits, moderate carbonated, dry sugary mouthfeel.

robtpeek (9) - - JUL 17, 2015 does not count
Very good a little like an IPA I really like the color of this beer not quite pale but not quite red very interesting

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

yngwie (17186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2015
On tap at Ramshead, Annapolis, MD. AA clear, amber colored beer topped by a dense, off-white head. Some curtains. Wort, malts and a generic fruityness in the aroma. The flavor has some yeast and a decent bitterness as well as the wort-like malts and fruityness. It’s dry and nicely carbonated, medium body. Lasting fruity and malty finish with a yeasty touch. Not much Belgian going on here. 150621

Meilby (11645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Draught @ Ramshead Tavern & Fordham Brewing, Annapolis, MD
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grain and some fruitiness. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long malty, sweet and grainy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

gegwilson (3788) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle in the Head of Steam, Durham. Pours hazy amber. No head to speak of. Taste is caramel, citrus, wheat with mild spiciness. Pretty tasty.

superspak (5888) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/3/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, biscuit, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, biscuit, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice saison. Good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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