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RATINGS: 1031   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.

Editor’s Note: previously known as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee.

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3.7
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
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
JorisPPattyn (10060) - 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. It’s quite good and indeed Dupont-like. It just isn’t... Dupont. The difference between quite good and genius? Thanks David, very interesting find!

4.1
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
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
dmac (6438) - 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 didn’t really care for it at all.

4.1
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
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 I’m not sure I’m 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 I’m not sure its worth the tag.

3.9
HughConway (831) - 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.

3.7
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.


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