overall
94
91
style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1024   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 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 (9672) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2008
750mL bottle. Poured brilliant medium golden with a short, thick cap of white head and lively rising carbonation.. slowly-cascading lacing around the edges. The aroma picked up a very nice blend of sour lighter fruit and citrus skins, dusty yeast, and soft bready sweetness.. peppery spices tickle the back of the nose. The flavor had an overall sour and funky impression that I really dug.. lighter fruits, a little banana, and lots of pepper on the middle and the back-end.. sour, spicy, very refreshing finish. High, yet soft carbonation moved this across the palate nicely.. sour, funky, and refreshing. Nice one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5840) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2008
750 ml cork and caged bottle purchased at Oak Tree. Pours a great looking clear golden yellow with a huge white fluffy head that slowly recedes and leaves some great lacing. Yeasty aroma with notes of grain, bread, white pepper, lemon zest and tropical fruit. Medium bodied with nice carbonation and a slightly dry finish, actually not that dry for a saison. Grainy flavor of bread, pepper and slight fruit. I thought this was pretty good although the two nonbeergeeks I shared this with didnt really care for it at all.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2008
a cloudy yellow pour with rocky white head. Light spicy aroma with faint citrus and pepper. Funky body with a peppery taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours golden with a big white head. Fine bubbles. Lots of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is indeed exotic, but Im not sure Im getting tropical fruits. Definitely Belgian yeast and some esters in the nose. Taste is very yeast and soda water, off-dry and pretty sour. Mouth is pretty full but with lively carbonation for a nice blend. I liked this beer but for 7 bucks Im not sure its worth the tag.


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