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RATINGS: 783   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our homage to the beers that have quenched the thirst of Belgian farm workers for centuries. Brewed with barley, wheat and rice and fermented at high temperatures with a special blend of four different yeast strains, Saison is fruity and slightly tart, with a dry finish that makes it that rarest of treatsa beer as refreshing as it is complex. 7.3% ABV.
2010 GABF Silver Medal Winner

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7710) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2011
12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was citrus, yeast, spice (coriander). Hint of lemon and sugar. Flavors were coriander, citrus, notes of yeast. Good, but a tad standard.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1549) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Pours a straw yellow with very active carbonation. Aroma is of lemon, spice and fruit. Taste is banana sweet with a tart and spicy finish. Mouthefeel is creamy with a carbonated bite.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
draft at haymarket. pours hazy yellow with white head. nose has sweet honey and musty yeast, not much more aroma to it, rather simple. flavors of sweet lemons, musty, dirty yeast profile and rather sweet finish too. Thin and flabby feel. Sorta gross actually.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (688) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Cloudy yellow pour. Light aroma. Good barley flavor. Fruity, slighlty tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Hazy yellow pour not much head. Fruity aroma and taste with nice spicy dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2011
This is a crisp delicious saison. many floral notes and a dry finish. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2755) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
(bottle) cloudy pale yellow, medium white head; aroma of yeast, citrus, spices; clean flavour, not bad

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Redpointed (69) - Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Aroma is very yeasty, with some citrus hints. Appearance is a little off putting, almost like lemonade. Taste makes up for the appearance, nicely spiced with a dry finish. Good outdoors beverage.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a small white bubbly head that fades pretty quick. If the head on a saison doesnt look like a giant cumulous cloud, something is wrong. Aroma of hay, grass, light herbs, dough, cornbread, and lemon. Flavor of earth, hay, grass, herbs doughy cornbread malt and a bit of a mushroomy quality. Finishes bitter and dry with more mushrooms, earth, toast, and hay. Maybe slightly ashy, but that might just be the contrast between flavor and finish. Medium bodied, nearly light, high carbonation, but not that creamy or authentic in mouthfeel. Its a better attempt than New Belgiums Saison, but its still nowhere near where the style should be. Still, its a saison in a sixer, so its worth keeping on deck.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2011
(12oz bottle). Pour hazy light golden color with white head. Very active carbonation. Aroma has grass, wheat, and some lemon. Taste is sweet malt with a bit of tart. Spiciness as well. Thin bodied with an oily texture. Finish is dry. Any ok beer that would be better if the abv were lower. Then, this would at least be sessionable. As it is, I wouldnt want to make this my drink of the night. (or day?).


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