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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Ne Goeien is Flemish for "A Good One." Wed like to think this beer is exactly that. When we invited Hildegard Van Ostaden from Urthel to come brew with us at Port Brewing, we hoped the collaboration of our brewers and her passion for brewing would result in one fine beer. A simple Saison styled beer with firm bitterness is all she requested. From the beginning, it was easy to imagine this beer as Ne Goeien all the way.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2008 bottle. It pours a nice effervescent golden color with a decent white head. The aroma has a bit of funk, hay and grass along with some apple skin and light spicy yeast. The flavor is more fruity with apple, pear, orange, apricots and more hay. A little spice near the finish. Its medium bodied with high carbonation. I love how a Saison can be so fruity, but finish dry at the same time. This is a good example of that. The underlying hay and grassy earthiness make this a winner for me. Impressive how its held up over four years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
(2008) Bottle shared by Awesome Steve October 2011, thanks! Pours a musty, cloudy yellow. Reminds me of a wit. Nose is almond, dry malts, and a bit of bitter, fruit apple skin. Thin to medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Finishes dry and the flavor falls off a bit with some slickness. Glad to have tried it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (6893) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle at Monks, pours cloudy yellow, small to medium head and lacing. Aromas of citrus, belgian yeast, lemons. Taste is tart and with pear, citrus, floral hops, and wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pouring at Where the Wild Beers Are, bottle brought by Andy Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Musk, toast, funk on the nose. Medium bodied, musky. Light oxidization, nice musk. Musky toast on the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2012
750ml bottle. Cloudy/ hazy straw yellow, with moderate white head (decent retention). Not too much carbonation. Aroma is floral, some citrus and bready/biscuity yeast. Taste is crisp and clean, lemon and coriander, earthy and some tartness. Finish is dry and tart. Very little bitterness. After 4 years in the bottle pretty much all hop characteristics are gone. Still, a nice summery saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Lighter gold. Clean aromatics showing some lavender and heather. Nimble palate with some soapy notes on the palate along with coriander and fresh pear. Long, expressive finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Straw in color, somewhat cloudy, moderate to large frothy white head, sticky lacing.   Funk on the nose, almost seems like Brett.   Otherwise pale breadiness, slightly floral and grassy.   Soft funkiness on the tongue, pale breadiness, even softer grass.   Does have a Bretty aspect.   Clean, slightly tart, but could use a touch more sweetness.   I actually like this one more than most.   Seems more Belgian like than many others brewed stateside.   Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate.   Finishes quick, clean, but almost too quick.   Just needs to be a bit more tart and I think it would be DY-NO-MITE!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7596) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle (rated sometime in 2008). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon zest, pepper, plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle split at Monks with PJ and Andrew. Pours a clear golden body with very light haze and some white lacing. Aroma is fresh, floral notes, dusty, and slight funk. Mouthfeel is dry with notes of dry floral hops, farmhouse funk, dust, bitter citrus fruits. Solid, delicate saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2011
On tap at monks cafe. Session Saison.. Dusty and wheaty. A simple brew.. Some citrus notes.

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