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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brother Levonian Saison is a Farm House style beer brewed to celebrate the life of Dave Levonian. Our friend Dave was a husband, father, homebrewer and a very approachable guy. He was basically just one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. He passed away in 2008 at was too young of an age. Dave’s passing left a bunch of us looking for ways to celebrate his involvement in the community of brewers in San Diego. The one thing we all knew about Dave was that he loved Saisons...LOVED them. In this bottle, we have recreated one of Dave’s recipes in the hope of honoring the memories he left us. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will go to a college fund that was created for Dave’s daughter. We thank you for supporting his legacy with each bottle.

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3.3
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Courtesy of Mike. Bottle pours cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma is yeasty with notes of banana, peach, lemon, and a touch of funk. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of grass and white pepper. Overall body is moderate, dry, and somewhat spicy.

3.9
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2011
(750ml courtesy of Mike). Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Aroma of banana, yeast goodness. Taste is sweet with nice body. Nice.

3.6
gunnfryd (14807) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle. golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, berries, malt, spices. Flavour is fruit, berries, malt, yeast, spices, caramel. Nice beer.

4.4
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Thanks to Kevin for sharing this! A- Body is a murky, nearly opaque dirty golden hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy white head. S- Nose is that of a classic, very well done Saison. Lots of floral hops, some spicy yeast, a little bit of funk, and a hint of lemon. T- Lots of floral hop flavor comes through initially with a load of spicy yeast and pepper. The finish is quite dry. Left to linger is a hint of lemon as well as an essence of spice and a lot of floral hop bitterness. M- High carbonation and a body that is lightweight and rather dry. D- This is an awesome hoppy, spicy saison. One that I wish I had available to me all of the time. Great example of one of my favorite styles! Serving type: bottle

0.9
SanfordBrewer (1572) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2010
lots of bad funkiness. tastes like V8 from a tin can. i am assuming this is not typical, and must be a bad batch or bottle.

3.5
Ungstrup (37216) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of spices, fruit, malt, and peaches, as well as lighter notes of yoghurt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, yoghurt, peaches, and lemon.

3.5
Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle.Pours golden orange with white head.Aroma of yeast , spice ,malt ,caramel and some alcohol.Flavor is malty and spicy with a nice subtle yeast note.Medium body ,lively carbonation.Really nice saison with a lot of subtle flavors.

3.5
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours a coarse, two-finger beige head over a slightly unclear golden body. Fruity, yeast nose with a whiff of funk, some alcohol blends in. Pleasant resiny, peppery hops too. The flavor has a faint funky touch, but is mostly fruity. Some yeast, spices and a chalky touch. Good bitterness in the end. Full-bodied and over-carbonated, slightly warming, at least much more warming than I would expect from a beer at 6.5%, but I guess there has been some fermentation going on in the bottle. A beer that is too warming and carbonated, but it’s tasteful and quenching, and a nice experience. 101008

3.8
Leighton (21074) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle at Funky 6. Pours hazy gold with a modest, off-white head. Fruit and malt nose with light spices and yeast. Fairly sweet flavor light bread and spice. Faint bitterness. Medium bodied with fairly effervescent carbonation. Finishes with mild fruit notes, dry and lightly bitter. Nice.

3.1
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured clear light-medium golden with a fluffy white head. The aroma picked up a hit of oxidation paired with sour floral notes and lemon rind.. underlying malts gave a little bready character, but were for the most part nondescript.. dry, earthy spices accented.. just OK. The flavor found the same bland malts at the core, joined by a pinch of honey.. sharper on the edges with sour lemon rind, white pepper, and coriander.. hot and cloying on the finish. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation on the palate that clashed with the aforementioned sharp stuff.. didn’t come together well for me.


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