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RATINGS: 989   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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4.3
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
MMM!!! How nice. A wonderful Saison with tons of malty goodness. Aroma is semi-sweet with a cloudy light red hue. Has a very nice medium head. Taste is smooth with a carbonated afterburn.

3.5
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2008 Eh, not bad. Golden color, nicely formed head, aroma is very fruity. The taste is a lot heavier than the color would have one believe. Spicey and yeasty taste.

3.6
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Light amber with a eggshell white head. Nice spicy smell of ginger, black pepper, citrus fruit. Med. body and smooth. Taste is first spicy sweet with ginger and citrus then a dry pepper, grainy flavor to finish. Mild but complex flavors here.Apr 01/2007

4
boto (2262) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2007
750ml bottle: This one pours a rich, golden color. There was just a hint of haze, and a bit of an off-white head to it. The aroma is very fragrant. Earthy, musty, yeasty and grassy. The taste is very good. Somewhat fruity, grassy, spicy, just a mixed bag working VERY well together. A very good Saison.

3.3
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
Hazy cloudy yellow with big frothy head. Aroma was wheay and yeasty with a touch of must. Some light spice and orange falvour but otherwise pretty simple.

2.9
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Spice, tart pear and orange peel. very fruity and dominated by spice. Weird yeasty finish .

2.9
CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
(750ml bottle) Sampled at Oakes 2007 Christmas party. Pours a frothy white medium head with a high carbonated body. Nose of funky yeast. Good tart flavour but nothing coming out from the decent nose.

3
Oakes (18555) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Hazy dull beige. Thick head. Yeasty, duponty nose. Very yeasty. Some dust, malt-accented. Not especially mindblowing, didn’t capture my imagination.

3.8
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Flaxen colored with a foamy head and nice lacing. Lemon grass and yeast that is a bit dry and spicy. A little funky. Finishes off with a note of alcohol and yeast.

3.7
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2007
On tap on a bag of grain on a barrell. A hazed golden pour with a creamy white head. An aroma of Belgian yeast that is large on corriander. Creamy flavor of clove, ginger, and other spices with a light bitter finish that is more than a little pleasant. Palate is a bit thin but other than that solid. Another very good offering.


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