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RATINGS: 1028   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 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (6103) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours a translucent straw with thick white head that lasts. Nice fruit/sour aroma. Nice body, nice slightly spicy sour Belgian taste. Good for a spring day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy and cloudy yellow with a fizzy/foamy white head. Aroma of Belgian wangy yeast. Very refreshing flavor with a slight sourness and subtle spice(kind of light for a saison), Belgian wang wheat yeast thing going on, and a little bit of fruit/citrus. While a very enjoyable beer, and an excellent candidate for a session, there are some very good Saisons out there that offer a bit more of everything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle pint! Had the Silver 2005 anniversay jubilee from Whole Foods, thinking this was a special retiered beer, kinda pricey for a pint. It was an O.K. sasion beer. Poured a glowing golden yellow color with thick foamy head, lasting forever! Lots of carbonation. Medium body with fizzy tasting citrus and wheat taste. Not all that special, expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2008
pours a cloudy gold with mild fizzy head. sweet sour wild yeast aroma, fizzy front spritz palate with sour finish. mild middle and finish, relatively sessionably light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltdog (623) - Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Three fingers of lather float atop the furiously fizzing blonde ale. The nose is rife with hard-to-identify tropical fruit kiwi and blueberry are easily pinpointed, but other scents frustrate with their elusiveness or ambiguity. Baby powder, wet canvas, sea salt, ragweed pollen and sumac seed combine with aromatic spice that corresponds to no culinary ingredient I can imagine. Flavorwise, the beer follows a narrower, yet differently directed path: mixed tart citrus, yeast, grass and wheatberries, and muted tastes of peach and mandarin orange. Hot alcohol is prominent. A lively mouthfeel features light body and creaminess, and sharp sandpaper carbonation spritzy sums it up well. The saison tapers to a discordant grapefruity citric/bitter bitter and chalky aftertaste which, as carbonation wanes, trades bubbles for shrieking sourness of near-lambic proportions. Interesting and appropriately rustic, if unfocused and acerbic. Still, this beer craves crusty bread slathered with rich farmhouse butter, and a slab of crumbly sheepsmilk cheese. PS- the label is hideous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2008
I was a bit underwhelmed by this beer. For some reason I expected the makers of Old Rasputin, Old Stock Ale, and Red Seal to be able to make a little better Saison than this. Nonetheless, it wasnt bad. It poured a pale, opaque yellow which reminded me of lemonade. Aroma was light, sweet, citrus-y and effervescent. In fact, this beer reminded me a great deal of Sprite or Sierra Mist. It wasnt bad, but it didnt really scratch my beer itch; it just seemed a bit insubstantial and almost in flavor like a shandy or a radler. Mouthfeel was very light and active. Not bad, but I cant say Ill be having this again. I got this bottle at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, and split it with Surly Sober.

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