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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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. Daves 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 Daves 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 Daves daughter. We thank you for supporting his legacy with each bottle.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Pours an expected straw yellow with thick white head, lots of lacing and retention with a bit of a gush upon popping the cork. Aroma obvious of that wheaty belgian yeast, grass, hay, and citrus. Flavor matches well, but only makes for a refreshing, actually pretty boring, saison.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (11371) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a small frothy white head. The aroma is honey, spice and yeast. Medium mouth with nice sweetness, spice, citrus, very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3467) - Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Dark yellow/brown pour with a small white head. Malty aromas. Again, this bad boy is way past its prime. All kinds of malty notes. Shadows of the spices and yeasty notes thats at have dominated this beer. Average body and mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1123) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap last summer at World of Beers, Denver. Pours a cloudy apricot with small amber head. Slight aroma of flowers, lemon zest, tangerine. Rich flavors of sweet malts, grains, floral herbs, spice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
A. - pours light glowing straw. Low head. S - bubble gum in the face. Simple an Belgian. Yeast and straw. M - average palate. Thick body. Average strong Belgian. Low carb. T - Belgian yeast, bubble gum and candied sugars. and not much else. O - linear an so sweet. 2.9

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bomber from a trade. Had at my Saison tasting (from notes). Pours a cloudy orange with a modest head and lots of floaties. Nose was spicy with some citrus sweetness. Taste was still lively for its age, with orange peel and an earthy minerality on the tongue. Finished nicely with a fruity, dry aftertaste and lingering yeast flavors. Glad I got to try this one...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9411) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pour at Scotts saison tasting, pour out of bottle is hazy orange with white head, aroma has notes of tart fruits with citrus and lemon, some grass, hay, biscuit and grain, some slight toasted malts as well. Taste is sweet grape, pear and peach, some tart lemon and orange, hints of cardboard, grassy earth and yeast, finishing fairly dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle @ Scotts Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! Hazy, golden orange appearance with a nice off-white head. Somewhat oxidized, paper, orange citrusy aroma. Bready, orange citrusy, moderately bready citrusy flavor. Past prime but ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Im told this bottle is an older one. Orange with a large amount of intense spices, and light to moderate fruity esters. sweet sugary malts in the nose along with some touches of oxidation. Flavor is oxidized and extremely spice with a semi fruity crisp finish. Finish is dry and mouthfeel is spritzy. Not too bad but would be good fresh. Thanks Jcr!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours golden orange with a decent white head. Has some very light sweet notes and a bit of decent funk, the saison yeast comes through well. The flavor is dominant saison yeast, a bit sweet and funky. Not complex, smooth on a medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
750 ml bottle from hopscotch- thanks, Eric! Original bottling. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a big off-white head. Nice barnyard funk on the aroma along with straw, grass, and some alcohol that sits in the nostrils late. Flavor of barnyard funk, apricots, sugar, sweet malts, earth, and dry grains. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, funky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Some oxidation starting to show. Pairs well with Whole Foods 365 Lemon Poppyseed Scones (thanks, sneagrams3!).


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