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RATINGS: 964   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5486) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Tap. Pours bright, hazy gold. Aroma and flavor are Belgian yeast esters, pilsner malt, white pepper, light fruitiness, and a dry, slightly boozy finish. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1878) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2017
pour is hazy orange with huge huge pillowy white head. Nose is plenty of grass and barnyard funk. Some straw and hay, caramel and grass clipping hops. Astringent finish and a something like (but probably isnt) boozey heat. Some mineral notes and tannins, apple skin and pear juice. Strong yeasty notes, fruity esters and dry dusty note.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (989) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a lasting foamy off white head. Aroma is of pepper, citrus, hay, biscuit, grassy. Taste is of pepper, honey, grassy, citrus, orange. Foamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3186) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Maakun at sjogros sticky floor tasting. Slight gush. Sweet malts, orange peel, grain, barley, spices, grapes, wood. Medium sweet, moderate bitter, hint of sour. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4458) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle shared. Bit of a gusher, very lively beer! Almost clear darker golden with big fluffy off white head. Quite spicy up front with yeast, cloves, allspice, cardamom. Theres some marmalade and dried apricot, soft caramel and honey. Its a bit syrupy sweet but not too much, with long lasting spicy bitterness. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Quite some spices here!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1534) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2016
Dorado turbio y espuma blanca. Aromas frescos de manzana verde con balsmicos, pino, eucalipto o menta. En boca tiene un cuerpo medio con burbuja picante y sabor como en aroma con final de amargor seco largo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1223) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, honey, fruit, Grain, hops, citrus and spices.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with a medium/large off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, honey and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with grain, hops, citrus and spices.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Had the pleasure to have a 2.5 years old bottle. The appearance is amazing, with an everlasting thick head on top. This prevents the aroma of being super strong though. Great taste and palate too, extremely refreshing and so drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (5277) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2016
(En ft OBriens): pices, cdre, acidit moelleuse, minraux et une charge des saveurs puissantes et alourdissante. Plus a avance, plus les pices sagitent. Le American way ne fonctionne pas partout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12926) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2016
75 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, herbs, spice, fruit, citrus and a mild bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2808) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pours a clear-golden in color with a sudsy white head. Flavor has grape notes and that signature saison yeast spice character.


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