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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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3.9
brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a very hazy straw color with a big white head on it. S: There are a lot of fruit notes coming through on the nose. Some tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango, along with a solid citrus character. A nice mix of floral, yeast, and bread aromas as well. T: Again, a lot of fruit comes through right off the bat. Pineapple, grapefruit, lemons, and mangos provide sweetness and a bit of a tang. A subtle spice note along with the usual bready malts. M: The body is medium in nature with a moderate carbonation. D: It seems I’ve been on a big saison kick lately, and seemingly with good reason. Another nice beer in this style that was easy to drink and very enjoyable.

4
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2010
750 ML Bottle from a trade I can’t remember @ this point-Cloudy golden color w/a moderate white head. Aroma’s of wheat & yeast. Flavors of wheat, yeast, some candied sugar, some spice/colander, maybe some light fruit. A little bit of a bitter hop bite to the initial flavor, but it mellows quickly. This was an easy drinking, enjoyable brew. Long full finish.

3.8
SpringsLicker (3613) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Pours a cloudy dark gold with a tall white head. The aroma is a combination of fruit, spices, and funky Belgian yeast. Sweet and spicy flavor. Very smooth. Good Saison.

4.2
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle enjoyed at Lost Abbey. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is esthers, coriander, spices, wheat, saison-y yeasts. Flavors of spices, coriander, grass, grapefruit zest, bananas, esthers, cloves, saison yeasts all come through brilliantly in this beer. Delicious Saison.

3.1
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Light orange, white foam, meh retention, decent lace. Tart fruits on the nose, slight medicinal note. Dry, peppery, long lingering bitterness, fairly astringent.

4.2
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this one! A-pours a dark cloudy amber color with a light tan colored head. S-the nose is pretty nice, light saison yeast aromas, plenty of citrus hops in there, apricot, mango, floral aromas, a nice light peppery spice to it in the finish. T-the taste follows the nose, a lot of citrus and floral hops, mango, apricot, peach, typicall saison yeast flavors, with a hint of peppery spice to balance. M-a medium body with a syrupy texture, slightly grainy on the palate with a nice carbonation to balance out the syrupy texture. D-this is quite nice, plenty of citrus flavors to make it quite enjoyable with the nice saison farmhouse yeast and enough light peppery spice to balance.

3.4
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
Cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Malty aroma with yeasty and fruity notes. Flavour had malt, yeast, hops and spicy notes. Finished slightly dry and bitter.

3.9
callmemickey (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Massive white cap sits atop a hazy golden body with some solid lacing as the head slowly receded. S: Zesty lemon-orange-pear fruit base. Nice pepper spice, some bitterness. Not too much in the way of farmhouse funk. T: Super clean flavors. The light, bright citrus notes play off the spicy pepper tone nicely. Light hop note in the back-end. Again, not particularly funky. Which is quite alright from time to time. M: Light-medium body. Some zip in the finish. Massively crisp and refreshing. Alcohol isn’t noticeable. O: By the end of the bottle the two-dimensional assault of citrus and spice left me a bit weary. Here is where the addition of some funk would have kept things perhaps a bit more interesting and balanced.

3.5
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
grownfool’s Even the postman knows what’s in those packages tasting. Bottle shared by grownfool. Hazy orange, white fine cover. Aroma is earthy, light spicy. Taste is light caramel, spicy esters.

3.8
decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Hazy brown pour with white head and lace. Light brown sugar, a bit of yeast aroma. Sour brown sugar, and a medium bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.


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