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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Originating in the farmhouses of Wallonia in the French speaking region of Belgium, Saison (French, "season") was brewed for field workers during the harvest season. Red Rock is proud to present a modern version of this once endangered style of beer. Moderately hopped, this refreshing ale boasts a complex style of fruity aroma and flavor, some spiciness and a hint of tartness. 6.2% alcohol by volume Please refresh responsibly.

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4.3
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Lemony, spicy, earthy/dusty yeast aroma. Spritzy carbonation... Lots-o-head, which dissipates quickly. A lot of fruity flavor (tart lemon, and maybe some subtle pear or something?). Banana/bubblegum in finish/aftertaste. Nice pepper/coriander spiciness, and some earthy yeast flavor. A little sweeter than I generally like in a Saison--but I think it works OK in this one.

4.3
ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2013
This was a pretty good saison. Pretty dry, yeasty,and floral. Winchell brought this in SLC and brought it back to Lawrence in 2013.

4.3
JStax (6344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2017
500 ml bottle from Sledutah. Thanks! The beer is a hazy gold with a big head of white foam. Great head retention. The aroma has spices like coriander, clove, cardamom, and ginger. Herbal and spicy aroma. Taste has earthy bitterness with spicy components, especially toward the back end of the taste. Dry and earthy bitterness in the finish as well. Medium body and high carbonation. Overall a great traditional Saison. Very refreshing beer.

4.1
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Botte courtesy of douglas88. Pours a slightly hazy yellow/gold with a lasting white head. Smells of dry malt, some light fruity hints, grassy, some hay, some funkiness. Tastes of dry malt, citrus, soe floral notes with a crisp, dry finish. Very enjoyable!

4.1
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 3, 2012
bottle. clear gold with huge whipped head. sweet corn, floral hops, grassy nose. surprising tart flavor and a bit salty. floral and pale grain flavors. light body with soft mouthfeel.

4
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Big thanks to Douglas88. Pours a wheaty hay yellow with a frothy white head that leave a decent lace. The nose is tart of barn yard. The taste is slightly sweet, hay, a touch of dry citrus. Very approachable crisp and refreshing. A very enjoyable saison! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
500ml bottle - $5.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, golden body with a large-sized, white, actively foaming head.

Smell: Most sniffs present crisp wheat and tart lemon juice, but, otherwise, you get notes of licorice, coriander seed, oranges, coarse-ground pepper, and chewing gum.

Taste: White wheat and pilsner maltiness, a small, small bit of honeyish sweetness, then a sip of tart lemon juice. Accented by coriander, Mandarin orange, snippet of fresh basil, black pepper, bubblegum. The spicy characteristic settle, allowing the lemony tartness to spring back up. Nearly spritzy, spicy, lemony finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: It’s a pretty good saison, actually. Nice range of flavors, decently carbonated, and, thankfully, not a big, slick, boozy disaster like so many American saisons.

3.9
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Craig - thanks! Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a large, frothy white head and active carbonation. Aroma is light clove, soft grain, subtle tart, and a big peppery note through the finish. Taste is a nice balance of clove, wheat, and an aggressive peppery bite that almost presents like brett. Smooth and clean mouthfeel. Hugely drinkable. Another impressive beer from this brewery.

3.9
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy gol with white head. Aroma skunky and grassy, lemon peel, some fruitiness. Flavors got bubblegum, pepper, lemon, grain. Clean and crisp.

3.9
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle pour. Clear light gold with a lasting white head and nice lacing. Aroma is floral hops, Belgian yeast, light lemon notes, some wheat malt character. Taste is sweet flowers, white fruit, light pepper character from the yeast, some more floral hop character, with some sweet malt in the mid palate before moving to an effervescent and thirst quenching finish. Really nice!


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