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Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 1018   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5310) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2008
Hazy golden body with a thick and dense head. The aroma is earthy with some mushrooms and flowers. Nice and sweet. The taste has some sweet carrots and apples. A fair amount of cinnamon spice goes into this one. Its like chewing into the crust of a nice sweet pumpkin bread. Lots of carbonation. This is an enjoyable experince.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 375ml of Silver Jubilee from Whole Foods, Raleigh. A light hazy yellow with a billowy Duvel-style head. This one had all kinds of peppery notes in the nose, with just a hint of funk. It tasted exceedingly dry, almost champagne-like, with a bit of tartness and yeastiness in the middle. Not overly complex to me, or necessarily even top-drawer. But certainly enjoyable and worth sampling again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2008
What a delight! This beer poured a golden copper body with a small yet fluffy white head. Nutty, yeasty, floral nose. Complex esters of tropical fruits and spices. Great PNW hops presence. Another fine example of an American brewery doing Belgian-style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8142) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 2, 2008
Network Difficulties - Please Standby ... Pours a slight hazy golden orange .. light fluffy head, lacing a bit low for a saison ... funked up honey smell ... light and tangy, some nice bitterness, lower sweetness ... in an umbrella: is a well made American saison that is enjoyable and goes down smooth with lots of refreshing qualities! ... drank while enjoying a blank screen then the Dynamo in the CONCACAF semis 2008!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2008
Pours a cloudy dirty orange color with big bubbly head that sticks. Spicy grassy hops, lemon zest, bready malts, hay and a slight sour funkiness all come out in the nose. Crisp carbonation keeps it light and effervescent. Good bit of acidity. Sweet bread and hay flavors balanced by the aggressive carbonation (which immediately foams in the mouth) and a good dose of lemony acidity. Somewhat dry bitter finish. This is no little knock-off Saison, this is the real deal with nice acidity and even a mild funk. Would like to see how this ages.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2008
Bottle. Funkier than any other American made Saison that Ive had. Good. Hazy Golden with a big fluffy head. Funky sourness with an earthy, fruity and yeasty aroma. Above Average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2008
750 split two ways via Dan. Hazy golden in color with a nice big lasting head. Aroma of lemon zest, earthy hops, plenty of musty yeast, light orange and spice. Taste is light to medium bodied with some light honey sweetness and lemon zest, some grassy hops, spice, and a good amount of belgian yeast. This was a pretty good saison!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Pour is hazed deep golden with a big bubbled sticky white head...smell is super yeasty and some barnyard with hints of citrus...taste is faintly sweet with some citrus undertones...lots of yeasty flavor...super lively carbonation...one of the best examples of an american saison from a larger american brewery...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9602) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2008
Very hyge & dense yellowish head over glowing orange-golden beer, very carbonated. Very nice garden herbs nose, leafy herbs, weeds, and... Dupont-yeast clone? Citrus, more garden weeds, bitterish background, but mainly very lightly sourish, wheat-like, no restsugars. Unripe strawberries finish. Bit burning MF, very Champenoise saturation. Its quite good and indeed Dupont-like. It just isnt... Dupont. The difference between quite good and genius? Thanks David, very interesting find!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Pours a cloudy stagnant piss-yellow, with a small bubbly off-white head. Fairly strong aroma of citrus, pepper, sweet tropical fruit, and some musty/funky undertones. Flavor is as expected with tropical fruit, lemon zest, a good dose of musty yeast throughout, some peppery overtones, a mild hint of sourness overall, and a slight candy sugar sweet undertone. Palate is medium, slightly sour and mildly bitter, with a healthy dose of funk through the long finish.


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