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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our organic farmhouse ale is brewed in small batches on a traditional farm brewery as it has historically been made for hundreds of years. This unfiltered bottle of seizoen, with its beeswax seal, is naturally refermented and carbonated with select yeast strains, producing complex fruity and spicy flavors balanced with hops and a soft malt character.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Best By 07/2015; Sampled February 2013
Quite the gusher, definitely lost an ounce a two before I could start to pour over the sink. A careful pour produces a three finger thick, plus an additional finger above the rim of my Teku glass, pale tan colored head that is quite rocky and textured. The beer is a pale, just amber color that shows a deeply hazed, slightly chunky, straw / pale-orange tinged gold hue when held up to the light. The nose is quite vibrant, floral, lightly herbal, citrusy, earthy grain, wildflower spice notes, and weedy / grass notes all mix together. As the beer warms up a hay like, just thrushed wheat, and pale malt character becomes a bit more noticeable; even a touch of saltine crackers and perhaps some rustic white bread notes.

Dry, but quite grain driven, floral, herbal, with a lingering bitterness, there is a touch of citrus here, that gets more expressive with subsequent sips. The beer is quite light bodied, but is not in any way watery, as there is just enough viscosity to provide some texture. Spicy, peppery, wild flower like, earthy, hints of cumin, slightly musty, lingering sage, and bitter citrus zest are all quite noticeable here. Between the hop character and the yeast notes, there is quite a bit of fruit character in this beer, but it is quite well balanced out by lots of grassy, herbal, weedy, and peppery spiciness in the finish.

My second pour of this is so much murkier and middy in appearance; the flavor isn’t too much different, but it definitely is a bit yeasty and the citrusy hop character seems to be muted a bit. This is definitely preferable prior to getting so murky, though it isn’t bad after this, but certainly has a yeast bite to it. If I could get a bottle that wasn’t so heavily sedimented and was clear, I bet this beer would be just about singing; I’ll definitely have to keep a look out for another bottle of this. In the end, I really like how complex this beer is, with the murkiness it can be a touch discordant, but in the end it does work.


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fischersfriend (29) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Overall a very drinkable smooth summer beer. Goes great eith a meal. Well crafted product that i will drink again

3.4
kerenmk (4753) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Tom L. Cloudy blond with a white film. Fruity, some citrus, some pineapple juice in the nose, sweet and spicy, a little herbal, a little bretty taste. Juicy, full body, fruity finish.

3.8
thepatrickman (1347) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Classic, clean saison with a good amount of bitterness at the end. Very "trad" yeast character -- bone dry, effervescent, and faintly spicy.

3.8
EvanFriend (594) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Smells like straw and peanuts in the shell. Taste is similar - dry, funky, grass/straw, and a little bit of that peanut flavor. Very good.

4
KansaiBeerLvrs (5153) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle from Hanshin Seed bomber then shared with buddies at Takatsuki Jazz Street. Cloudy light gold with a thick white head. The aroma is fruity and wheaty. The beer has a medium body and a great fruity wheat candyish flavor. Yum.

3
Hopverdju (1266) - BELGIUM - APR 27, 2017
Troebel blond bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: licht gerookt, licht kruidig, 4VG gist. Smaak: licht zoet, suiker, wat appelmoes, licht kruidig. Medium body, Medium koolzuurzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter en licht zoet. Saison? Nu ja, alles is saison zeker?

3.2
zvsn (2092) - ISRAEL - APR 21, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting Thanks Tom L. Cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Spicy, fruity, clove aromas. Sweet, spicy, yeasty, clove, citrus, almonds, alcohol flavors. Medium-full bodied..

3.2
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy, floral, a bit of citrus. Sweetish flavor, fruity, spicy, floral, earthy, with an alcohol touch and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

3.9
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Warto potrzymać, ujawnia się piękny, brettowy charakter.

3.6
bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2017
Bottle. Blonde. Bread dough and a hint of citrus in the aroma. Malty yet dry flavor. Citrus. Floral. Soft sour notes. Grass. Tasty, quite interesting beer.


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