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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our interpretation of the rustic Wallonian Saison style is a harmonious blend of rustic grains, spicy yeast and unique sauvignon blanc tones. Inviting lemon grass and gooseberry meet peppery spice and fresh grain aromas. Spicy Belgian yeast create a complex yet dry and refreshing canvas with splashes of citrus and stone fruit with a bright tropical white wine finish. Hop bitterness is assertive yet harmonious rounding out slightly tart and refreshing.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
pours light gold with a white head. Hoppy aroma with some fruits, and flavors is lemony, sweet, with a bitter finish. Tasty, but not great.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4764) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2016
Firestone Walker Opal Farmhouse Ale 7.5% This beers been discontinued but is still available in Japan at the moment so nows your chance to try it before its gone. Afterwards itll only be available at the taproom Ive heard. A beautiful crystal clear gold with a thick soapy head foam that leaves a film coating the surface. The aroma is sweet, tutti-frutti candyish, wheat and a touch of barnyard funk. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and a dry finish. The taste is wonderfully crisp, wheat, tutti-frutti, funky barnyard but wonderfully balanced. Man this is a smooth saison, definitely pick it up while you can.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PanMarek (301) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Cloudy, pale golden pour with persistent, fine white foam. Strong, rich yeasty nose right away with some piney hops in the background. Crisp texture and light body with active fizz. Its slightly slick toward the end. Phenol yeast and a touch of mineral water. The hop bitterness gives it the dry white wine finish the description suggests. It delivers a good complex flavor, but in the end it is still a little too much like an IPA. At the same time, I think IPA fans would really enjoy this saison. The yeast and spice up front are sharp but there is an enjoyable hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1561) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2016
Aroma is tart , citrus, lemongrass and earthiness. Sweet light honey and sugar , light funk and slight earthiness . Some orange that pairs well with citrus. The hop profile is sweet and well balanced. Not too bitter and refreshing. Appearance is a hazy gold with a medium fluffy head that retains well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (261) - - OCT 22, 2016
Shook up so almost all head. Cloudy pale yellow. Weak aroma, citrus and straw. Taste is hay, lemon, grapefruit. Light bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
OnTheTrail (393) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Pours hazy yellow white, good sized white head. Aroma is yeasty, spicey, cloves, hints of banana and soft fruit. Taste is grainy, some tang, lemon, pepper. Medium mouthfeel, smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7869) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Light golden under a thick foamy white head. Big funky nose of white wine, earthy Belgian esters, black pepper, leafy grassy hops, lemon rind, and a kiss of stone fruit. Smooth and mellow flavor that has that lemon and grassy tones from the nose with an added bit of dusty Belgian ester, light white wine (probably from hops Id imagine) and a cool mellow saison finish. Really damn pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1850) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Wheaty, spicy, citrusy, yeasty, and vinous. Adjunct: Hazy, translucent greenish yellow with a thin frothy white head; pepper, lemon, light malt, and a bit sweet

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1585) - CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
Appearance: slightly hazy straw with two fingers of rocky light ivory head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus zest, white grape must, hay, white pepper, light barnyardy funk. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter and peppery spice, light funk. (8/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mild bitter and lightly funky finish. (4/5) A nice Saison, even if it is really too high in ABV to be considered in-spec. And its a touch sweet, but all in all, its pretty decent. Light, clean, and pleasant to drink. I wouldnt serve it too cold, though - straight out of the fridge, this would be pretty mild, maybe to the point of blandness, but it opens up nicely as it warms. Then the 7.5% ABV comes along and whacks you in the back of the head with a baseball bat. So, all good, right? (16/20)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (860) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
650 ml bottle. Slightly hazed golden pour, few fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention, Good lacing. Spicy and floral yeast notes and doughy malt in the aroma. Slightly spicy taste (fair bit of pepper) leads into a light tart finish, nicely balanced by moderate to strong hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5835) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon with some wine grapes and yeast notes. Taste is a light lemon tartness with a fruity and malty sweetness finishing with some yeast and peppery notes. Light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall, a little sweet for the style, but still a very inviting brew that must be sampled. Recommended.


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