overall
96
95
style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The beer you are holding is unique. A special strain of yeast and a warm fermentation produces a beer of exceptional flavor and aroma. An extended secondary maturation and bottle conditioning ensures all these unique qualities are preserved and evolve over time. Serve at 50°F in a tulip glass.

What to expect
This tawny orange beer pours with a rocky white head. Aromas of passion fruit, tangerine, and black pepper hit the nose. Flavor is a cascade of orange, lemon verbena, ginger and pepper. And in a second it is gone, finishing with a dry and lingering bitterness that awaits another sip.

Cellaring Information
Store upright in a dark dry place at cellar temperature (ideally at 50 degree). Cellar limit is 2 years.

Ingredients
* Organic German Pilsner Malt
* Organic American Pilsner Malt
* Organic German Munich II Malt
* Organic German Pale Wheat Malt
* Organic German Opal
* French Saison Yeast

Finished Result
* 1.058 original gravity
* 1.006 final gravity
* 25 IBU
* 4 SRM
* 6.8% ALC/VOL

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured a muddled yellow-orange color with a moderate white head that faded to a ring. Aroma of pepper, passion fruit, and tangerine as advertised, paired with lemon, ginger, a lightly dusty yeastiness, and some faint earthy hops. Smooth, lightly dry entry lead into a moderate earthy yeastiness and hints of orange and lemon paired with a peppery spiciness that lingers into the moderately dry finish where some soft earthy hops peak through. Moderate carbonation and dry overall mouth feel. Overall, its not quite dry and earthy enough, there’s a tad too much fruit that make it seem more juicy.


3
Quick3Beers (1204) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Pours a light amber from a bottle, thick head. Lemony aroma, similar flavor with a nice bread dough aspect, some white pepper. Light, not interesting but not offensive. Good beer.

2.8
AWISLguy (3053) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Flight at the source during ck1 birthday trip. Shrug? Light. No real distinct character to this one. Some butter. They have waaaaay better ones. 11.5

3.2
erikaraeb (138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Sweet aroma with taste to match. Almost a sweet Belgian blonde. No funk or sourness. Sweetness makes this one rather one-dimensional.

3.7
Capa (3257) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2017
Cloudy golden orange with a white head. Tropical notes, spice, earth, light coriander, sweet bright fruit. Really nice saison.

3.6
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2017
Florals and good balance. Orange pour with good head and lacing. Sweet finish like Stanley Cup win. Nice balance. Bottle.

3.5
ZacM612 (700) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Cloudy gold with a pillowy white head. Spicy, citrusy aroma. Balanced flavor of fruit and spice, not tart. Dry finish.

3
wilnatp (692) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Tap. Aroma and taste of a wheat beer. Some slight citrus and pepper on the nose. In my humble opinion, I don’t think this is a good representation of a Saison style.

3.8
mar (5410) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Gold with a white head. Nose is dry, earth, funk, grass and herbs. Smooth palate, earth, herbs, florals, spices, and dry finish.

3.7
euniceradio (525) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2017 On tap. Pours clouded straw gold, good white head. Aroma of peach, bubblegum, floral and yeast funk. Taste of same with some lemon zest, earth, soap and soda water. Mouthfeel is mod for style with heavy carb. Almost that of seltzer. Finish is slightly funky for style. Expected more yeast influence for style. More hop bitter in finish.

3.3
pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Tap @ Angels Trumpet Ale House: Cloudy gold with a fresh yeast aroma. Banana peels. Smooth flavor and true saison instead of the popular sour/saison mix.


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