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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
American hopped saison.

Editors note: The 2009+ versions are spiked with Brett at bottling. Bottles from 2009 are marked as such, although 2010 and 2011 bottles appear to not note the vintage on the label, but might be printed on the neck or base.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2011
Poured from 750ml into red wine glass at home. A: Pours a hazy gold with great lacing. Head recedes quickly into a nice soft foam over beer. S: Belgian yeast, touch of Brett, pears and apples. A little spicy floral hops on the back but funk dominates. T: Big fruity esters, gentle spice, touch of that Saison funk, and dry bitter on finish. M: Medium bodied but might seem a little larger because of the dry finish. Moderate carbonation. D: Really easy drinking for a nice hot day. Saisons are porch beers: Sip and enjoy the day pass by.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
RBESG 2010, Grand Tasting, bottle, vintage 2009
Deep blond color; small creamy head. Nice, mild spicy malty aroma. Sweetish malt flavor, with a light spice touch, light cedar. Correct bitterness. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2011
Cloudy bright yellow-orange with thick head and heavy lacing. Banana tangerine and spice on the nose. Medium-full bodied, bright citrus rounded by banana and a little ginger. Good hop presence, yet rounded. Really good spring beer, feels like a chinook.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 9, 2011
750ml bottle. 2010? bought in 2011. very cloudy dark gold under a large, loud head. lemony, spicy, touch of white pepper nose. flavor has notes of lemon and carrot juice. palate medium-light with a bright carbonation. dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Amazing aroma of rasp, lemon, and brett funk/hay. Sweet brew with grainy flavors spiking up. Hay, lemon, florals. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
It pours a cloudy light orange with about a half finger head that goes quickly. There is some decent lacing. The aroma is very strong with a sour citrus note, hops, and there is smell of yeast. The taste is interesting, and but plain. The mostly tastes hoppy, light notes of citrus. Its very drinkable, smooth taste through out but nothing overly special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2011
750mL bottle. Poured slightly hazy, paler golden with a well-retained, sticky white head. The aroma picked up zesty lemon, tart wheat, and grains of paradise over a soft, bready base.. lovely accents of dank funkiness.. really enjoyed it. The flavor was similar to the nose.. very engaging lemon zest, pineapple, and wheaty tartness over a bready base.. grains of paradise, white pepper, and dusty funk accented.. dry and tangy on the long finish. Medium-bodied with active, scratchy carbonation on the palate.. very dry throughout.. totally engaging and tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5420) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2011
Hazy golden color. Barnyard and earth in the nose. Lots of leather, hay and Brett in the mouth. Dry with an underlying oakiness that kinda reminds me of a chard. Interesting. Not as dry as a want a saison, but still decent stuff. Barnyard and leather linger in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3048) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
750 ml bottle. Bought May 09 @ Binnys. Pour looks the color of a cider, but with the fizz of champagne. Smell is clearly tinged with Brett, but theres also room for some ale fruitiness and good old beery malt. Taste keeps up the tartness but is champagne-dry to boot. I thought at first this was all malts, but now I get a subtle touch of spice, maybe sage, I cant say. That could still just be saison yeast and a summertime ferment at work. If there are US hops here, they must have been aged. Or this is, after all, a two-year old bottle. So in other words, a refined, complex little ale hiding behind a simple mask, just like a Carnavale-goer. And its very easy to go through a whole big bottle while I find the words to describe it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeyMalts (64) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
750ml btl bought from The Jug Shop in SF a year or so ago. Poured into tulip glass. Sweet aromas of orange, lemon, banana, pineapple fruits with subtle sour notes. Pours a thick and rocky white foam, with a clear, beautiful golden yellow color like a pilsner. Actively carbonated (reminiscent of a champagne?) that has a pleasant sweet then lightly sour taste. Smooth on the palate and has some residual sugar on the aftertaste. A great Saison-ish style beer, that I would highly consider buying again (bought it mainly bc I had just gone to Mardi Gras in NOLA shortly before), I would most def recommend it.

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