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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
New Belgiums seasonal release, Saison, pays tribute to Belgian farmhouse ales brewed to celebrate the fall harvest. Pale bronze in color, our Saison is slightly spicy and delicately hopped. A sweet malty note glides along with herbal tones produced by an authentic Belgian yeast strain. The finish is surprisingly dry.
Originally, local brewers crafted Saison beers for seasonal workers in the farming community to enjoy at the end of their day. With typical hoppy character and an intriguing Belgian twist, Saison will appeal to hop lovers and wheat beer drinkers alike. Whether youre pushing a plow or a pile of paper work, Saison will help you bask in the afterglow of a job well done.
Saison - Enjoy the season.
Pale bronze in color, this delicately hopped ale has a bright, yeasty, artisanal quality worthy of toasting those long autumn sunsets.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Golden pour with a fair white head leaving a drape of lace. Very yeasty. Earthy. Fruity. Lemon. Orange peel. Banana. Grass. Fairly spicy. A tad sweet. Low bitterness. Pretty dry. Medium body. Good all-around Saison. I may not necessarily seek it out again, but I like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Beautiful bright clear golden straw pour with good, but quick fading, white head. Nose is lightly citrusy and yeasty with hints of clove. Flavor has a slight hop bitter bite which is added at the tail end. Fairly refreshing, but a little thick on the palate. Maybe could use a touch more carbonation? Pretty good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (4117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
This is a nice Belgian pale ale and a bit on the hoppy side. It is slightly hazed yellow orange and has a fine-bubbled head and little, tiny spots of lace. Fresh fruit and floral notes dominate the nose. I am getting pineapple and grape especially. Plus there is a little bit of clove spiciness which is brought out by the beers dryness. This is crisp across the palate, light bodied and very flavorful w/ moderately vigorous carbonation. A little bit of cookie dough malt character plays off strong citrus rind bitterness in the finish, bringing out some more zesty citrus flavors. This is a very well put together beer by New Belgium. Tons of flavor, crisp and very drinkable despite being a bit on the strong side. I could drink this all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (4455) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Taster at brewery. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves a shitload of lacing. Its got that Belgian yeast thing on the nose which I wasnt quite expecting. Its almost sweet on the tongue. It needs some barnyard funk to balance out the sugar. Finished fairly clean. Its a miss for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pretty tasty Saison. If this was available year round I'd probably buy it like I buy their Triple and Abbey to satisfy by Belgian fix(at a cheap price). Hits all the right notes for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10043) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy deeper yellow pour with a white head. Slightly spicy, yeast, and a little dry on the tongue. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle @ home from the New Belgium fall folly pack. Pours a pretty clear golden yellow appearance with a lasting white head. Some banana, white pepper, clove, hay, and barnyard in the nose. Very clean profile. Pretty floral, some straw / hay, and grass. A bit sweet, light yeast, mild banana. Pretty nice chugger. Better than most of the stuff NBB releases these days though I wouldnt say its by any means a traditional saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1174) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured a pale yellow color with a medium sized white head that faded quickly. Aroma has lots of lemon and yeast with some skunky notes. Some egg/cheese notes as well. Taste has floral notes with more lemon and a touch of yeast. Good fruity flavors as well. Aftertaste is a bit sweet with more plumb and lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (1541) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours a lemon-yellow with a foamy white head. Has a lemon and yeast aroma. Flavor is bitter, with some lemon and a strong spice that adds too much bite. Just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1277) - Lincoln, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
~Strong yeasty aroma of perfumey spice, corriander, vanilla, bubblegum. Bready, lemon. ~Pours a clear light pale color with lasting white small wispy head. ~Spicy yeasty vanilla lemon peel flavor. ~Medium bodied, medium CO2, lingering yeasty spiciness. ~Enjoyable interesting saison. Yeast is an interesting one.

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