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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Saison Renaud exemplifies a modern take on the traditional farmhouse ale. Made with just pilsner malt and Saaz hops, this recipe is made to truly let the assertiveness of our house yeast shine. Presenting a clean and crisp body, the spicy and fruity esters of the yeast prevail over a slight earthy bitterness from the Saaz.

The Name. Renaud show its french ancestry it naming after Bryans great grandmother, Florence Renaud, from Popple Dungeon, VT.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3746) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2013
This is a first, 12.68 oz c&c bottle, hmmm looks like the RR and Lost Abbey bottles, have they been misleading us? Either way poured into a plastic hotel cup because I am in a hotel in Woburn, MA. Big pop of the cork with an all head pour, stupid plastic cup. After a few tries I get beer in there. Thick medium clarity dull golden colour (yeah, I am going Canadian on this one) with a pillow of cloudy foam. Thick ass lacing. I will take Danys line and say this is a "comfortable" saison. Its good on all accounts but a little too much esters, just a tad too sweet, at times a tad blunted as well. But the nose has a nice rustic character and pretty straight forward saison. But I am in Pretty Things country, so I need some more jena se qua from my saisons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (1088) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Pours a surprisingly dark amber from a bottle, thick white head retains. Aroma of lemons, flavor is yeasty and sweet. Not as strong of an acidic bite as some can be. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3642) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2016
Hazy golden color, white head with good retention. Aroma is slightly citrus with yeasty hints. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning, light fruitness, yeast and light bitterness in the final. Flowery aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4911) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2016
375 ml bottle from Our Daily Bread in Chatham, NY, served at cellar temp in a Duvel glass. Big-ish fluffy white head diminishes with some speed over a hazy medium-to-pale gold body....mostly sweet floral aroma - honesuckle and lilac - a bit of pepper, dry herbs (tarragon), grasses, faint doughy yeast...the body is drier than I might expect, in fact very very dry with a fairly biting bitterness and almost an acrid character coming through as it warms, though it is kept in check through the softness and suppleness of the thick malt character in the body...lots of mineral notes, sparkling and tingly carbonation. While I cant quite say that this gets to the level of "exciting", its close, and definitely comes off as one of the more authentic, dry and enjoyable American saisons Ive had lately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13186) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast, pepper, spice. Medium body, yeast, spice, light dry finish, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Green bottle that I picked up in the summer shared with some friends. Pale, clear yellow with a fluffy white head. Really nice nose, almost a hint of smoke, funk, Brett goodness. Dry finish, bitter, funky. Very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (3017) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers. Clean crackery malt nose with lemon zest and good fruit esters. Classic saison yeast nose. Peppery finish. Simple and elegant, yet one of my favorite saisons from the Festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1501) - - NOV 7, 2016
Hazy golden pour, large frothy head. Floral aroma, yeast, white bread, wheat, lighter citrus. Lemon zest up front gives way to bread, spices, yeast, light clove, grassy. Very soft and drinkable. Medium to lighter body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jashiu (701) - Gdask, POLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle shared @sklepzpiwem.pl. Flowery and spicy aromas, wheat and bread notes a lot of yeasty scents and some delicate hay in the background. Pours pale straw with a thick very nicely lacing white frothy head. Taste is very balanced with a lot of bready and yeasty flavors Mid-high carbonation and light body. Overall a very nicely balanced saison. Really enjoyed this one. Would be great on a warm, sunny day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7513) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, cracker), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement), with notes of banana, concrete. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, syrupy/watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Not really my kind of saison...this is a banana-focused Americanized example that doesnt have much of the old world character I look for. Somewhat ugly concretey phenolics and very little soul, with somewhat syrupy sweetness that lingers too long into the finish. Its not as bad as a lot of American examples, but its still not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5827) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear yellow with a white head of foam. Sweet, sugary and yeasty notes. Bready and herbal. Medium body and medium carbonation.

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