RATINGS: 978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
$6+ big corked bottle from Costco?! Thanks for the Eds note. I remember loving SPF45 years ago and Im really happy its back. And with a huge distribution. Did I mention this is some good shit? ARE YOU LISTENING? A totally american saison, in that you dont have to search around for the flavor; thats it there, hitting you over the head. I can taste all the named spices(ginger, black pepper, etc) plus a lovely dry lactic yeasty note, a little malt sweetness and some lingering hop flavor. Three thumbs up. Oops, that was supposed to be a secret.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vami (454) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Hugely overrated beer. Very generic saison without any additional character, mellow and additionally not too refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (932) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2017
0,75l bottle from Beergium. Clear, orange golden beer with huge cloudy white head. Aroma has grain, light malts, sweet fruits and light sour and spicy feeling. Taste has sweet light malts, fruits, grass, sourness and spicies. Dry and bitter aftertaste with pepper. Fresh, beautiful and interesting beer, which turns onto too bitter and sour end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
p3jm0n (1) - Fridley, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2017 does not count
750ml bottle Aroma: faint notes of carameled malt, a little red wine and hint of barnyard funk Appearance: a light copper color and a solid white head with great retention Taste: a slight fruity sweetness on the front with notes of orange and apricot. Mid palate stays strong with awesome carbonation carrying the fruit notes throughout and rounds out the fruit flavor with a cloying sweetness and an almost overwhelming bitterness from the barnyard funk. Smells great, looks great, starts great and really falls off on the end. A slightly disappointing first Lost Abbey for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (1151) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - MAR 20, 2017
Nagy, tarts hab, mly borostyn szn. Gabons, fűszeres illat. Erőteljes fűszeres zvilg, borsos, szegfűszeges, egy hajszlnyit desks s cspős gymbres, kardamomos aromkkal. Kzepesen testes, kzepesen sznsavas, enyhn kesernys s egy picit alkoholos. Finom, gazdag zvilg sr, de nekem egy picit tltoltk, egy kiss lehetne visszafogottabb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pieisgood (1) - - MAR 17, 2017 does not count
A yeasty after taste compliments the earthy texture of this slightly hoppy backwoods brew. Fruity pine needle flavor is immediately noticeable after chewing through the first half of the bottle. Overall, fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (2516) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. Slightly hazy golden giant white head that takes its fair time, rich lacing. Fruity aroma, mild funk, peppery yeast, oranges, peaches, cardamom, soap, wheat and grass. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation., medium bodied. The taste follows the aroma, peppery and soapy yeast, ripe orange and peach, white pepper, mild ginger, bitter orange, gentle notes of barnyard in the background. Pleasantly crisp and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (1206) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Golden, high carbonation high head. Aroma: peach, bananas, old hops. Medium body and sweetness. Fruity flavour, some spiciness at finish and high lojg bitterness. Aroma: peach, anise, grass, earthy, banana, apricot Taste: medium bitter, light sweet, peach, apricot, earthy, anise, grass

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gr_pa (631) - siemianowice, POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Golden, high carbonation high head. Aroma: peach, bananas, old hops. Medium body and sweetness. Fruity flavour, some spiciness at finish and high lojg bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjotrapostou (173) - POLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bardzo sztywna i obfita, ładna, żłta piana. W aromacie i smaku dominują przyprawy typowe dla quadrupla, nie jest to raczej typowy saison. Poza tym wyraźna goryczka, ale nie taka typowo chmielowa, bardziej kojarzy się z imbirem. W posmaku poza przyprawami skrka pomarańczowa. Dość wysokie wysycenie, ale dobrze wspłgra z typowo belgijskim charakterem piwa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekmotyka (220) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Smells and tastes like light belgian quadrupel (not like saison), for my taste way too carbonated. Bitter in the aftertaste and a little bit spicy.

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