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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
A rustic ale, pale in color, inspired by the rich brewing traditions of the Flanders region. Abundant hops and a Belgian yeast strain contribute exotic aromas af tropical fruit.

Editors Note: previously known as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1457) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
I wrote my initial review and hit submit and damn, I wasnt logged in. There for my short version review. Beer looks good in the glass and mathces the style. Beer has the aroma of a saison with lots of esters and a good earthy yeastiness. Flavor doesnt quite match up IMO with the finish being a bit overly sweet rather than dry and spicy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9908) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2008
(75 cl bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to deft for getting it)
Labeled 7.9% ABV
On June 15, 2008
Hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Fruity apricot and pinapple scent. Bitter, hoppy, slight acidic and lactic taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12334) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
750ml bottle-pours a big shaving cream white head that laces and yellow/gold color with effervescence. Aroma is spices-?/pepper, earthy/musty, grain, yeast. Nice aroma-true to style. Taste is mellow, spices-?/pepper, earthy/musty, grain, yeast, citrus, grain, light malt, nice taste, true to style. Spices are solidly in place and not overpowering. Nice beer. Soft carbonation. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Cork popped out with a wet *thump* and immediate, though curtailed foaming over ensued. Cloudy almond, with titratable extremely fine head. Nutty, estery aroma, with fruity aspects - banana, but also tropical fruits as noted in description. Cleanly malty flavor, nice hoppy bitterness, spice and prominent lemony acidity. Moderate sweet/dry balance, edging towards the sweet. Mineral, nicely bitter finish; high but pleasant carbonation level. My cup of tea entirely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2008
(bottle): Pours a golden color body, cloudy. Smallish white head. Belgian flower aroma, sugary, super sweet. Carbonated, sour taste, mediciney. Warming up, mellower, medicine taste is gone. Flowery taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7506) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle (750ml) shared at Biegamans Second Annual Saison Tasting -- courtesy of biegaman. Pours a slightly hazy gold with an average size frothy white head. Nice lacing. Nice aroma of spices, fruit, yeast and light hops. Flavours fruity and bitter along with sweet malt, yeast and spices (pepper and more). Long spicy bitter finish. Alcohol pretty well hidden. Average to medium bodied. Quite enjoyable, I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2008
hazy gold with decent white head. flavor has a decent pale malt component and a dry hop finish without much bitterness. the funky yeasty tartness of a saison is not overly present and overall lacking. not a bad version of a Belgian for an American brewer, but not extraordinary

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13257) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Pours a very hazy orangish-straw color. Very large head with moderate retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus, mango and a subtle tartness. Taste is mildly fruity and very dry. Citrus, strawberry, peach. Very nice,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6627) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy deep golden with a large white head. Fruity, Spicy, yeasty, and citric aroma. Medium bodied with vivid and slightly spritzy carbonation. Dry and slightly acidic. A good Saison, but not top notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2008
2005-05-24. Hazy golden yellow body is almost egg-yolk like in colour by the bottom of the bottle which is much cloudier than the initial pours. (3+) Yeasty lemon fruit aroma. (7+) Similar flavour, zippy lemon, some sort of spice I cant pinpoint, light yeast and pale malt. Smooth average to medium palate. (3+) Bottle shared by Biegaman

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