RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
A refreshingly light, yet very complex flavor gives this one a very european Savoir Faire. From Lagunitas Brewing: "The style of this one is tough to pinpoint--we rarely brew beers to fit any particular style. Saison is pretty close-- we used Westmalle yeast on a nice light ale, and the result is what we like to call an Uzbeki Raga Ale." Tony at Lagunitas calls this a "pumped-up version of our highly-touted Lagunator."

Note: 2004 edition was 7.7% ABV, 2006 is 6.6%.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2006
bomber. Golden in color with a medium sized white head. Decent aroma of yeast and some citrus, also a bit wheaty. Estery. Nice flavor, starts out malty, a bit sweet, followed by some banana and not too surprising a touch of hops on the end. The hops are quite mild, thankfully. Medium bodied, nice drinking. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Botte gift from SJ. Hazy copper pour. A nice aroma of toast, belgian spice and sweet malt. Flavor of citrus, bread and caramel malts. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1510) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
2007: Clear light golden color. Slight haze. Pillowy white head. Some small bubbles of carbonation. Looks light. Very pleasant fruity wheat smell, but not a Belgian. Well a little Belgian. Some banana and orange but not sour-smellng. More fruity than wheaty. Slightly sour taste but mostly pleasant orange ale. Corander and a hint of spice. Like a very very mild Belgian ale. Sour aftertaste, but mild. Very light, but dry. A little bubbly. Medium body. Its a nice sour summery drink. Mild Belgian flavor. Sweet, but in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Lagunitas Brewing Company--#10 Ale Crispy Summer Ale Seasonal Release--2003--22 oz. Bottle--7.70% ABV--29.5 IBUs. (4.0 / 5.0) Pilsner--Imperial? Clear rich bright golden color. Light lacy head. Malty mild floral hop front. Big rich crisp sour dry sweet caramel Pale malt body. Belgian hint. Mild hot balanced light citrus hop end. Bland note? Sampled 5/23/2003. Lagunitas Brewing Company--#10 Ale--Crispy Summer Ale--Seasonal Release--2004--22 oz. Bottle--7.70% ABV--29.5 IBUs. (4.25 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Belgian--Mild lace head. Clear bright golden straw color. Spicy wheat floral mild hop front. Crisp dry sweet tangy mellow Belgian wheat spice banana coriander caramel ester malt liquor body. Spicy hot mild hop end. Sampled 9/24/2004. Lagunitas Brewing Company--#10 Ale--Crispy Summer Ale--Seasonal Release--2005 Release--22 oz. Bottle--5.90% ABV--29.5 IBUs. (4.0 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Belgian?--Big lacy head. Clear bright golden yellow color. Mild herbal floral hop front. Creamy smooth odd herbal butter caramel Pils wheat banana ester malty body. Clean mild coriander hop end. Complex flavor mix. Sampled 7/3/2005. Lagunitas Brewing Company--#10 Ale--Crispy Summer Ale--Seasonal Release--2006 Release--22 oz. Bottle--6.60% ABV--29.5 IBUs. (4.0 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Belgian Wit--Mild lacy head. Clear bright yellow gold color. Mild Belgian ester hop front. Crisp semi-sweet Pils Belgian wheat body. Coriander Belgian yeast mild hop end. Mellow Clean Leffe flavor. Rich & Refreshing. Sampled 7/8/2006. Lots of Variation During Life Span

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Clear, yellow, short white head that quickly subsides to a few bubbles listing on the surface. The smell is peppery and spicy, and maybe a little floral. The taste is also spicy with some lemon zest for good measure, very nice. The carbonation is a little prickly on my tongue and I like it. This is an excellent beer for a hot summers day. The drinkability is really good on this one. This would be an awesome candidate for a sixer. This is an excellent saison in my opinion. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-25-2007 17:03:16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden orange body with a white head. Light hoppy notes grass and some dried fruit and floral notes. Caramel with spicy yeast notes. Nice brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13081) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
A lightly hazed golden ale with a thick creamy white head. A lightly herbal malt, wild herbs, bit of boiled vegetables. In mouth, more of a wheat beer with light cloves, bubblegum, nice and refreshing. Medium bodied. A summer beer for sure. Tasted around Jan 2007.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2008
best uzbeki raga Ive had in a while. Nice a fruity all around with a bit of a dry side. Maybe not crispy but it is not limp to be sure. Different and intresting yes accessable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Nose is light fruits. Golden amber with a light head. Thick and syrupy in the way gnatly wine was. Flavor is fruits, malt, bitter, spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle sampled. Pours hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma of belgian spices, biscuit, and sweet malts. Flavor alcohol is well masked, spices, biscuit, slightly sweet, and citrus. Decent body, ok brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beer5000 (6027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2008
22 oz Bottle as #10. Slightly hazy orange body with a white head. Aroma has a light impression of cooked cabbage and hops. Flavor is malty, hoppy and a metallic harsh finish. Maybe something is wrong with this bottle, otherwise its just another sample of a plain beer with just a bunch of hops added to it. Not in balance at all, big disappointment.

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