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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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 treats–a beer as refreshing as it is complex. 7.3% ABV.
2010 GABF Silver Medal Winner

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spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
12 oz. bottle from some place between Chapel Hill and Durham. Ar: Aroma is mild spice (clove), banana. Ap: Pours a beautiful hazy blonde yellow into my tulip with a frothy off-white head. Decent retention, little lace. T: Moderate level of sweet spice up front: clove and ginger notable. Finish has a nice tartness, very little bitterness. Flavors are nice but they don’t quite meld together. P: Medium body, not as sticky as some Saisons I’ve had. Carbonation is medium-high. O: This is a nice beer. It is pretty sessionable for 7%+.

3.4
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2011
On draft at Salt Gastro Pub in Byram. Faint but sweet aroma with lemon. Unfiltered hazy appearance. Refreshingly crisp with lemon and citrus notes. ABV well hidden. Nice summer pick.

3.4
jredmond (8283) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Backlog from April 2010. Bottle split with Pat and Tony. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma is clove, banana and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of banana, clove, citrus, wheat, and yeast - very refreshing.

3.4
DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Single bottle, $1.90 at Binny’s in August. The other two beers I got with this were well past their prime. Can’t imagine a saison wouldn’t age well, but let’s jkust tkae this now. Label says "Bottled on Apr 04, 2011." A bit of oxidation when opened; hope that’s just the headspace. A very visible layer of yeast in the bottom of the bottle, but I got a clear golden pour into my glass, where the oxidation is gone, leaving a more zesty wheat malt and warm ferment nose. On first sip, the main impression is of some very tight bubbles like champagne. Which goes well with a dry, slightly tart beer like this. Yep, this drinks pretty light, with slightly toasted malts, a little spice, and a clean finish, but an undeniably complex Franco-Belgian bon-bon. Goes down quickly, which may make it all the more dangerous.

3.4
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Tasted in mid-2011 from a 12oz bottle at Lush West Town, bottled on 4/5/11. Pours hazy golden with an average bubbly white head that slowly recedes to spotty lace. The nose is spicy and earthy with light hay malt, and just a hint of barnyard. The flavor is malty up front with just a hint of sweetness that quickly disappears, leaving spicy yeast and a very dry, lightly funky finish. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long, dry, and slightly funky finish.

3.4
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of Belgian yeast, with some lemon and white pepper notes. Overall, it smells about like a saison is supposed to smell. The flavor is also typical saison. I get a lot of yeast and pepper, as well as some biscuit malt. There is a little bit of light funk in the flavor. The beer is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
bottle poured into tuliup glass a: lightly translucent straw yellow color, about a 1/2" foamy off white head reduces to light lacing s: light malt, slighty fruityness t: light malt backbone intertwined with fruitiness, to me apples and pears. Other than that nothing too special

3.4
pumpmaster (1393) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/ 6-pack. Very good!

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deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
On tap at the local option. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light citrus and flora note with a bit of soapiness and light grain. Flavor begins with grain but has a growing light lemon and floral as well as a hint of soap.

3.4
gururyan (727) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bright Saison, great for a spring ale for sure. The farmhouse floral is a touch fruity but with a wheat body.


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