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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Saison, the original Farmhouse Ale, was the refreshing invention of thirsty Belgian farmers. Wisconsin pale barleys brewed with Grains of Paradise in this bright new copper hued ale. Deceptively approachable, its complicated fermentation incorporates a blend of three Belgian yeast strains and is fully bottle conditioned. Fresh hops snap with lemon zest and peppery ginger notes, lending to its enigmatic personality. Enjoy, as this sassy Wisconsin Saison is at its best thirst quenching drinkability now.

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daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Hazy gold pour. White head. Fruity, sweet, light grainy notes, bubblegum. Not overly saison-like.

kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from Tom10101. Golden pour with some white frothy head. Aroma is grass, spices, cloves and a bit of fruity esters. Taste is hmmm, a bit of spice, grass, drops off a cliff real quick, very basic, light carbonation, with a watery palate. Disappointing.

JulienHuxley (5909) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is grainy, light banana, musty grain, bready notes. Taste is grrainy, very straightforward, light bready notes. Palate is a bit sweet, light carbonation. Pretty boring saison, I didn’t dig this at all.

TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white fizzy head. Funk, light fruits, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a raw wheat note.

changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle from StFun. Thanks! The pour is a golden-orange color with a lasting white foam on top. The aroma is heavy on the fruity esters, with yeast, bread, and cotton candy joining in. This is sweet, too sweet, going down with lively carbonation and a gentle touch of spice. The body is heavy and sticky. As with the scent, there’s lots of fruity esters in the flavor department. A heavy yeast character and caramel notes add substance that’s not really needed. No funk and this doesn’t ever dry out much. What’s the abv of this? Tastes strong like a Tripel or some sort of Belgian Strong. I didn’t dislike the bottle I had but it’s not a good representation of a quality Saison.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
In short: A generic, sweet and fruity Belgian blonde ale. Boring beer and not much of a Saison.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed a few months after receiving it from oakbluff, thanks Scott.
The look: Mostly clear golden-blonde body topped by a medium white head that does not leave much lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is typical Belgian blonde ale fruity esters, this beer smells like any no-hops generic blonde ale. Body is feels rather full and with a lively carbonation. Bottle or ratebeer does not mention abv but the mouthfeel is as full and lively as Tripel. Taste dominantly sweet, fruity (canned fruits with the sweet juice, bananas, more..), yeasty, wort. No hops to speak of. I totally fail to see the Saison in this beer. This is an underhopped sweet generic Belgian blonde ale like many lower-tier Belgian breweries produce, the mouthfeel is spot-on, everything else is uninteresting. I hate to give a bad rating to a beer from a brewery I love but I don’t rate with my heart, it would make a bloody mess, I rate with my hands.

Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle..Pour is hazy golden yellow..Nose is nice stone fruit, spice, sweet, citrus..Taste is spice, stone fruits, bubblegum, sweetness, pineapple and citrus..

alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
12 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have grass, herbal notes, citrus and light tropical fruit, white pepper, some mild barnyard funk and pale malts. Decent drinker, leans to the fruity side.

Gridfather (32) - - NOV 24, 2013
11/21/12, Bottle poured into pint glass. Subtle, light aroma. Light, orangish color. Looks like a summer beer color. Head of large bubbles. Smooth on palate. Tastes like a beer that would come with a slice of citrus in a bar, which I typically do not like. This is a very good beer. I am impressed! ---Rated via the Gridfather

jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Malty with some nice notes of fresh cracked pepper, lemon zest, and ginger. Overall pretty good, but not as earthy and complex as I would like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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