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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Bottled Mar 10, 2010 A- Pours a cloudy orange yellow with a monstrous bubbly white head. A- The aroma contains yeast, lemon meringue pie and wet hay. Very promising. Spicy and inviting. T- The taste is extremely refreshing, and probably dangerously so considering the high ABV for a saison. The taste starts out with some light maltiness followed by a nice carbonated bite. Citrus flavors and hints of spices with some earthy hops near the end. Finish contains banana-clove smoothness and then a clean finish. Wow what a journey. P- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. O- This is a dangerously drinkable beer that is very refreshing. Overall, this is a fantastic saison and another great beer from Great Divide. Serving type: 12-oz bottle Reviewed on: 05-29-2010


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mile (3947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2017
Bottle, Light golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - wheat and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, light caramel and banana with light fruitiness and light herbal hoppyness, light yeast. Body is medium, malty - some wheat and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, light caramel and banana, light fruitiness and herbal hoppyness, light yeast. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish,light caramel and banana withlight fruitiness, light herbal hoppyness and yeast. More like hefe weizen than saison. Too much caramel and notes of banana (wheat).

3.1
larsga (7539) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2017
Big white head doesn’t last. Slightly hazy yellow body with light carbonation. Pungent spicy orangey aroma with sugary toffee notes. Peppery, bready things going on. Certainly complex. Sweet spicy fruity sugary taste with bread herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry mealy spicy fruity aftertaste with grassy herbal notes. Interesting, for sure. Highly drinkable and complex. Why they think the Belgians used rice in their farmhouse ale I can’t tell. This is about as farmhouse as the space shuttle, but whatever, at least it’s a good beer. (0.355l can, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.)

3.8
JaroMantic (50) - - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki Pours cloudy light yellow/golden with a small white soapy head. Leaves a soapy spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malts, crisp tropical fruits (pineapple and citrus), hops and spicy yeastiness. Taste is very sweet overall, balanced well by hops and alcohol. Sweet malts, pineapple, citrus, caramel, yeast and a hint of bubblegum. Medium to full bodied, very intense creamy mouthfeel, delicate carbonation and subtle hoppy finish. An impressive tribute to belge style saisons.

3.8
Valomir (20) - - JUL 9, 2017
Juli17: lys gul sløret, med fint lavt skum. Dufter moden frukt, fersken, aprikos. Lett men komplekst smaksbilde med søte frukter, banan og pepper i ettersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
L_Lovecraft (609) - - JUL 9, 2017
Yeast and citrus, spices, golden with a good white head, light body, medium carbonation, very refreshing with citrus, floral and spices...very simple and pleasant.

3.3
Tjeerd (539) - GERMANY - JUN 30, 2017
Sterk bier, maar de disbalans in smaak, kenmerkend voor veel saisons, is hier een beetje te veel voor mij.

3.4
Psytron (2283) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Smell of yeast, some dough. Cloudy yellow colour, white head. Aroma of overripe fruit, straw, yeast. Sugary finish Sweet with a faint sourness. Fizzy wild carbon, mid-heavy body. Half oily texture. Pretty fresh and balanced considering the ABV.

3.5
Erasmus_ro (2945) - Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Bottle, 22/06/17. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a good white head. Aroma is spicy, somewhat lemony, saison yeast. Alright, good saison.

3.7
Nurmis (680) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours hazy golden with medium sized white head. Strong aroma of yeast, citrus, spices and malt. Dry and bitter, nice.

2.2
fidemaster (322) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Aroma is not much. It has a golden color. Bland, sour, and grassy taste. Finishes bitter.


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