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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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New Belgium’s 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 you’re 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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zamboni42 (10) - USA - DEC 3, 2006
On Tap @ the Tempe "Tour de fat" event. Refreshing, copper-colored beer with a light sweetness, hints of black pepper, clove and cinnamon. Very drinkable, but a word of caution. This beer does NOT go well with pizza.


3.1
slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2016
More Belgian Ale than saison, to me asnyway. Fruity esters and a little dusty. Dry finish. Not bad, but not a huge fan.

3.3
OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle at my in-laws.

After a long day of air travel followed by a long drive, I needed a beer. And it seemed that I had two options: A Leinenkugel summery shandy (from last summer, or maybe much earlier), or a Sam Adams Winter Lager (Christmas spices!). I was going to go hunt around for an old bud light or something, when my father in law pulled a couple of these out of the downstairs fridge. I doubt I’ve ever been so happy to see the words "New Belgium."

Now, it’s a not a great saison--probably not even something you’d call a good one. Sort of classic American saison, esters forward, a bit sweet, yeasty, sticky with alcohol. But it was a real beer, and under the circumstances I was real happy to have it.

3.4
wilnatp (692) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle. Pour is hazy gold/light orange. Aroma of yeast and some spice notes. Decent

2.9
Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
Moderate body, adequate mouthfeel, slightly ambivalent flavors, dry with some evidence of hops, lacking the robust fruitiness and spiciness and funkiness and fun of a proper saison. Bottle.

3.8
finn1918 (234) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours hazy yellow with a big white head. Aroma is funky yeast, malt, saaz hops. Taste is surprisingly like a Pils with a decent yeasty finish. Good, satisfying mouthfeel. Good overall, but nowhere near the best Saison that I’ve had. Tastes like an overly yeasty Pilsner.

3
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Hazy lemonade with a nice white head. Bready, sweet spices, Belgian yeast aroma. Belgian yeast, spices, mild bitterness, mild malt taste. Not what I was expecting when I picked this saison up. Good beer

3.8
MadShaolin (100) - - JAN 27, 2015
Nice phenolic bend. Kick of hops. Lucky, peasant Belgian farmhands! Drink your ovaltine ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle shared with adnielsen, Thanks Aaron! Pours a golden color with white head. Straw, yeast, bread aromas. Belgian yeast, straw, grainy, bread flavors. Pretty nice.

2.9
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2014
pale gold color, hazy, moderate carbonation. off-white head, not long lasting. aroma has herbal hoppiness, bit floral and spicy. flavor seems a bit too hoppy for the style. lightly sweet, but not a delicate beer.

3.7
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, thanks in-laws! Straw hazy lemon yellow, little white head. Pleasant lemony yeasty aroma. Taste is surprisngly quite hoppy up front, giving way to lemon and citrus note and a really zesty finish. Very enjoyable to drink with alcohol well hidden. So fruity/citrusy. Well done.


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