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RATINGS: 975   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pours a hazy golden-yellow. The Aroma is very yeasty and peppery with plenty of barnyard spices of all sorts. Tastes of bready malts, without much sweetness. Slightly bitter hops with a faint hint of orange zest.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (1052) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (2396) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (957) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gr_pa (551) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjotrapostou (102) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekmotyka (137) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3748) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. Deep gold with a large white head that lasts OK. Aroma of crackery dough, oranges, cloves. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Quite yeasty and quite bitter with a rush to the fairly spicy and dry finish. Some chives there too unfortunately. And - weirdly - a hint of booze. As it warms to about 12C mildly fruity (oranges, apricots) and doughy sweetness come through more and it seems more agreeable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1827) - rhus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2017
duft frisk krydret citrus malt smag frisk tr malt humle citrus appelsin krydret koriander fr lidt honing

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2017
This is a good saison that incorporates ginger well. The spices you expect to get are there, but theyre not overpowering and they dont fight with each other to take center stage, so to speak. Red Barn Ale works; its light but still requires you to drink slowly and its got a nice finish.


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