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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2844) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (3219) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - 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 isnt 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (15431) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (3020) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
22oz bottle, courtesy of MatSciGuy. Thanks, Levi! Awesome extra. Definitely my most wanted beer from this brewery. Pours an effervescent, medium-golden color; huge, textured, medium-bubbled, off-white head with great retention and lacing that sticks; awesome approach. Pleasant dusty and doughy yeastiness in the aroma; appropriately nonchalant malt core, nicely charismatic yeast character, and well-integrated lime and citrus hoppiness; very pleasant aroma. Medium-full body; lively carbonation, moderate acidity, and certainly very much alive in the mouth; slightly more prevalent core maltiness than the aroma suggests (hay, honey, light sugar) along with those same lovely yeast notes (dust, dough, hints of earthiness) and lime / citrus hops; a touch (just a touch, honestly) sweeter than Id like, but this is still very much on the dry / well-attenuated side of things; nice balance between the dusty yeastiness and the American / New Zealand hops (hard to say at first, but the interwebs tells me Cascade, Nugget, etc.; very much on the citrus side of things, but multi-dimensional hop flavor); the presence of the yeast here really hits the right notes for me; slightly juicier hops and a touch drier at the core are all that Im really missing here; a great saison example. Lasting, lovely finish; yeast dust, lime, very solidly dry.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2010 Plenty of pineapple and mango fruitiness with some sharp citrus icing sugar in the nose. Hazy dark golden body is topped by a decent white head that recedes to a lasting cover with lacing. Quite dry with plenty of mango/pineapple fruitiness and a surprisingly sour undertone that the aroma did not suggest. Even more surprising since sweetness re-appears in the aftertaste. Bitterness is notable without overwhelming. Medium full body is somewhat syrupy with moderate carbonation. Interesting take on a saison. The "American" designation lead me to expect more hops but this was interesting and enjoyable and definitely has some characteristics of the style. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Batch 10 November 2009) purchased at Brewery Creek in Mar-10.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2010 Pleasant aroma of pepper and hops. Cloudy golden pour with a thin white head. Flavor of hops and pepper with a good dose of dryness and bitterness. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and gentle carbonation. Well-done and enjoyable.


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