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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison Americain.
Brewed and bottled by Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, Inc. at Buzzards Bay. Previously brewed at Paper City. Not a Paper City or Buzzards Bay brand beer.

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3.1
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2010 22 oz. bottle, batch 10. Pours a cloudy gold nectar, with average sized white head. Somewhat sweet floral aroma, hops present but not in the typical way, pungent, spruce, flowery, yeast noticeable. Taste reveals a sour fruitiness, cranberry, lemongrass, lightly spiced. Full bodied. This is certainly unique, not bad, but a little too much sour berry on the finish, very tart, for my taste.

3.5
lefossoyeur (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
Golden blonde with a thin white head. Sweet aromas of belgian ale with some spices coming trough (cinnamon) and some esters. Medium body, medium level of carbonation, hint of tartness in the attack, some minerality, but a grapefruity bitterness rapidly follows and it finishes on an almost harsh grapefuit peel bitterness. Lingering bitter finish. Nice beer, altough a-typical for a saison, but label says "american saison", whatever that means...

3.7
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Pours deep orange with loads of carbonation. Light spice and citrus in the aroma. Tastes of spice, bread, citrus. Great beer for the changing season.

3.6
sloth (2957) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Medium sized white head with fair retention and some spotty lace. Lightly hazy gold/orange color. Nicely spicey nose, citrus, grass and some coriander. Body is almost medium, good carbonation. Dry malt flavors, light breadyness, some funk?, lemony zestyness. Dry lightly fruity finish. Nice quaff! Thanks to NYbeer for the bomber.

3.5
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2010
2009 Bottle from Zipps - Pours a hazy golden with a massive off white head...aroma is nicely phenolic, spicy, grainy, plenty of lemon...flavour is similar, tart apriot and lemon, coriander and slight shampoo, plenty of chalky yeast...a very refreshing interpretation on saison...

3.6
finol (3524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a firm white head. Hops, grass, hay, yeast and oranges. Good but simple.

3.7
BlackForestCO (1288) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Batch 9 bottle from miketd, thanks Mike! Poured a clear golden-orange color with a dense, billowing off-white head that slowly receded to a coarse layer and left some spots of lacing. Aroma of wheat, lightly spicy (peppery) yeast, soft peach skin, orange, and some floral hops. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with a soft fruitiness (apricot and peach) offsetting the crisp wheat maltiness before giving way to a dry, earthy yeastiness with notes of the same floral hops and pepper found in the nose lingering into the finish. Moderate carbonation and crisp, balanced mouth feel. Overall, it isn’t quite as delicate and layered as some of the more traditional examples of the style, but it is one of the better American made saisons I have tried. Solid, subtle beer that grows on you as you drink it. Thanks again Mike.

3.9
mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle sampled at Firefly, pours a hazy golden. Aroma of fruit, citrus and orange peel. Flavour is complex - tart bitterness, fruit, citrus, light malt sweetness and well-balanced with hops. Really great saison.

3.7
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2010
orange gold pour with a thick pillowy white head. aroma is fruity, grassy, apricot and light lemon-orange. Flavour is tart and crisp, fruity bitterness, light malt sweetness. softer floral bitterness towards the finish.

3.8
hirigalzkar (3293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear golden with an enormous white head. Light citrus hopiness, light sourness, light spicienss. Fresh. Something about it reminds me of a pilsener. A laid back beer that still has got some character.


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