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RATINGS: 981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Farmhouse Ale traces its roots to the small rustic breweries of Southern Belgium. The word Saison comes to us from the French language and it means Season. Lightly spiced with Organic Ginger, Orange Peels, Black Pepper and Grains of Paradise, this brew promises to quench your thirst on the hottest Southern California days or wherever your travels may take you. Available in 750 ml bottles and on draft at select inspired locations.

Editor's note. This is a new incarnation of SPF 45, previously brewed at Pizza Port Solana Beach

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3.8
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Light golden straw color with a nice frothy carbonated head. Sweet malty aroma. Yeasty with hints of date. Sweet , zesty flavor hints of citrus and spices. You can taste slight hint of pepper in the aftertaste. All of the flavors mesh very well if you can get past the sweetness very drinkable.

3.7
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Pours a cloudy golden with a huge frothy off white head. Aroma is medium sweet ginger, lemon, orange and dough. Flavor is ginger, yeasty, some clove and citrus. Long dry finish. Light to medium body, creamy texture. A very fine example of the style.

3.8
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle. Aroma was a bit odd, notes of musty spices, bitterish orange peel, some earth. Flavor a delicious bready malt with a complex herbal and spice bitterness. Really grew on me after my initial impressions.

3.7
LilBeerDoctor (3903) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Bottle Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma strongly of orange juice and other spices (corriander, clove), very sweet. Flavor of light funk, sour fruits, spritzy spices, orange peel, cinnamon, sweetness. Good, but a little sweet. My first Lost Abbey, but it didn’t blow me away (I couldn’t get over that super sweet OJ!!). Ok saison; I’ve had better.

2.9
TEJA (3010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2008
Pours with a high foam that lasts. Aroma of spices, solvents and also some cider. Big body with a bit of sweetness. Small bitterness and also small acidity.

3.8
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
bottle:pours a very clear bright gold coulur witha large white head that is pithy. aroma i sspicey with a good sweet floralness, honey, orangish lemon citrus aroma, slight crystalized ginger, very nice. flavour is very dry with a good warming about it, spices seem to come to the front followed by a quick flora precences, then a gite of yeast and more spice. finishes dry

3.5
pforei (338) - USA - JUL 19, 2008
Thanks to Hellbilly for the bottle. Cloudy golden honey color with decent head. Yeast, orange lemon honey, pepper and spice in aroma and tatste. Some peeper/spcie left on tongue in aftertaste. Soft mouthfeel.

3
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Fresh but very mild aroma. Not terribly noticable. Just the style, I assume. Sweetness that develops into a strong black pepper taste. Very complex towards the end and mysterious. Not terribly easy to differentiate between flavors. Mild carbonation with very small bubbles. Taste on very tip of tongue. Don’t like the pepper taste at all. Don’t like this beer.

3.8
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 3, 2008
C&C 750. Hazy orange/gold with an off white head. Yeasty, dusty nose, spicy cardamom-like scents. Spicy flavors, ginger, yeast and dust - VERY drinkable. Dry, bitter white pepper twist in the finish. Yum!

3.8
Goodgrief (2020) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 2, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 JULY 2008 - Dirty blond color with nice head and lacing. Aroma of spice and fruit. Flavor was sweet with fruit, honey and some spice (maybe the Grains of Paradise or the Ginger) that I just didn’t like with the fruity flavor at all. Feel free to stone me if you will, but I don’t like it, really. RERATE OCT 2011 - Much better than the original 2.8 rating. Spicing level was much milder but extremely funky and peppery, which I like. Fruity and delicious. Wow, much different take this time!


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