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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Our Summer Saison is a delicious golden farmhouse ale, brewed with orange peel, ginger, and grains of paradise. A very refreshing, Belgian-inspired summer ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (2109) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
On tap at Tampa Bay Brewing Co, pours a hazy golden yellow color with a small head. Nose is spicy with cardamine and hops . Taste is spicy with cardamine and ginger. Finish lingers with the same spices, very drinkable saison. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6315) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma shows off the spice and has a gentleness to it. There is a bit of earthy farmhouse presence, a bit of spicy hops and some clean citrus. Medium / light crisp body with lots of carbonation thats fairly soft. The taste starts off with spiciness (ginger up front), buggy husky saison yeast, mild citrus and spicy hops. Very crisp and clean for a saison. The finish has more of the spicy hoppiness and a touch of nectar fruits. I wouldnt put this up against the best of the saison pack, but for a reasonably priced 4 pack thats this low in alcohol, it is a great hot weather beer that has a nice amount of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
In short: A grassy, doughy and not-so-rustic thirst blond ale ruined by a rhubarb flavor. Problematic bottle or problematic beer?
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed approximately 4 months after purchase.
The look: Clear golden-blond body topped by a large white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is dusty, dry grassy spicy hops (Saaz-ish), fruity esters or red apples, countryside fleld. Far from an intense aroma but quite inviting nonetheless. Taste is somewhat doughy (bread dough, cookie dough), notes of banana pure, juicy apples, floral honey, yeasty, chewing on green plants (rhubarb-ish). Finish is moderately dry and with a grassy bitterness of medium intensity. Not super rustic but still Saison enough to deserve its classification. Rather full chewy body (for a below 5% brew) with plenty of very soft bubbles. All that would be fine but there was this green plant after-taste (again, rhubarb-ish) that ruined my enjoyment of the beer. Too bad because there was really a nice thirst beer in there. Even if I didnt enjoy the beer I am curious to try it again because this could a very nice thirst beer without the annoying green rhubarb flavor I got in my bottle. I told a friend this beer should be a good because it is written Saison on it, he each bought a bottle and we both didnt like it, I really need to start learning from the mistakes of people who listen my advice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Fresh bottle from S.D. Very refreshing, pleasant, and easy-to-drink beer. Light malt flavors with just the right amount of sweetness. Bright notes of lemongrass, spices and white pepper. Orange peel and ginger are perfectly in the background, along with a balanced bitterness. Slight funk and yeast back there, too. A good saison and a fantastic 4.5-percent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bwa5879 (932) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Deuce from binnys beverage depot, Schaumburg, IL. Mildly hazy straw yellow pour with a few inches of white foamy head. Tons of small bubbles rising from the glass bottom. Aroma in order of strength: sweet/sour grape or berries, banana and faint clove-y yeast, sour malts, fragrant flowers. Pretty sour, tart and dry mouth feel. Average carbonation for the style. Finish is wetter than a Zinfandel but still dry overall. Sour tart of raspberries but very subtle. Rye-like or brett-y yeast and salty malt mix, again subtle. Effervescent and light. Pretty average but not bad. Good summer alternative to a wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
Bouteille de 22 oz partage lors dune dgustation Ratebeer Montral. Arme: Lgre odeur de bl et dpices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde lgrement voile. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got dorange et de gingembre. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence dpices en arrire got. (Rating #4736)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Golden, hazy, and sudsy head holds. Nice funky straw notes with citrus in nose. Ginger, orange, spicy taste. Love the barnyard funkiness. Mouth feel is full of carbonation. This is a fun saison, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidWoodruff (535) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Aroma: Wet hay, barnyard. Appearance: Hazy gold with small determined head. Flavor: Stale toast, brett with a slightly peppery finish. Palate: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall: A very well constructed Saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2303) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Spicy aroma. Lovely saison-y flavour with the ginger and orange restrained. Quenching hop and spice finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (3084) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Cloudy to hazy golden with a medium off white head. Sweet and yeasty aroma with wheat, spices and pale malt. Flavour was fairly dry with wheat, spicy hops, fruit and yeasty notes. Finished dry and slightly bitte

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