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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A test batch of our spring Saison. A traditional Saison, 4.5% ABV, orange in color, and fermented with Saison yeast, Brettanomyces, and Lactobacillus.

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3.9
bytemesis (8970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle thanks to Dak! Vintage 2014. Pours very lightly hazy golden orange, small off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma is lactic, brett, oak tannin, earthy and dirty. Flavor is medium tart, a tad sharp. Dry, tannic, lemony, only a light funk. Medium body, soft carbonation. Kinda tasty.

3.5
rxeight (3218) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Draft at the SP cellar. Blend 2. Deep golden yellow color. Aroma is mild wine. Taste is tart grapes, mild brett, light tartness, no acidity. Easily the most restrained and traditional of the SP saisons.

3.7
koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Enjoyed at a tasting at Brian’s house on February 08. 750 mL bottle, Blend #2. The pour is a brighter golden yellow color with some good clarity to it. There is a thick pillowy white head that falls quickly, leaving a little lace. The aroma is not what I was hoping for. There is a light tartness and a pretty heavy spice and maltiness going on. The yeastiness is also large on this. The flavor is much better and saves it. The light crisp tart saison qualities come through, and there is just a hint of spiciness to go with a light malt and a slight funk. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a clean, bright carbonation and a light funky malt on the back end. This is clean, delicate, and nice. It sure didn’t start well ha.

3.7
b3shine (9072) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Draft to stemmed glass at SPC. Looks good; a mostly transparent honey gold with white head. Smells mildly tart, funky, and yeasty with notes of citrus. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly tart medium-light to medium-bodied mouthfeel. Tasty.

4
beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Blend 1. Pour is nearly Clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly tart and flora with must. Flavor is a burst of fruity tartness with a clean lacto note. Cuts off quickly. Refreshing and clean. Lovely.

3.7
beastiefan2k (4054) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Draft at Cellar. Batch 2. Amber gold color. Visible bubbles, clear beer. Aroma is fresh malt, BdG like with light and faint sweet caramel. Fizzy mouthfeel. Clear clean malt flavor with light sweetness and a wild lively mouthfeel.

4
thepatrickman (1452) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle from Greg (gregwilsonstl) -- cheers! The base beer here is light and subdued, with just a bit of malt flavor and nearly no hops, which let the yeast strains take center stage. Reminded me a lot of Hill Farmstead’s Clara, another low-ABV tart saison. Moderately low sourness, balanced by a fruity Brett strain. Delicious stuff.

3.8
gregwilsonstl (2613) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2016 Blend 2. Musty. Peppery. Fruit. Esters. Orange zest. Dry. Tart at the end but not as puckering as other SPs. Pretty tasty.

3.1
Ernest (7788) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Bottles at Shelton Bros The Festival (version #2). Head is small, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of band aid, sour apple, oak, lemon zest. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. The nose is kinda Helios-like, which is nifty, although it ends up being sour in the mouth like every other American "saison" these days. Fairly astringent as well. Has some promise though.

3.7
BelgianBeerGal (4137) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Version #2 at Side Project Cellar on cask. Lightly hazy gold color with a white head and nice lacing. Tart aroma that waters your mouth. Tart, sour flavor with a hint of earthy base saison. Tasty.


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