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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark Belgian-style saison. Fermented with a special proprietary yeast which imparts its dry, spicy character.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at Iron Hill West Chester for the Belgium Comes to West Chester Event. Pours a somewhat muddy brown color with a light tan head. Decent retention and good lacing. The nose has a nice bit of underlying earth and pepper. Some spicy dryness and faint bit of cherries and skin. Light tartness coming through. Flavor really nice with an underlying tartness throughout. Cherry character and some very light general fruitiness. Some spiciness in the background. Dark malt character helps carry things through. Body is medium with good carbonation. Lightly tart finish. Smooth body. Quite nice.


3.4
nuplastikk (6361) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Tap at Sly Fox. Filtered orange-brown body. Caramel touches. Really clean body, nice balance between the caramel and saison yeast.

3.7
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at brewpub. Pours dark amber with light tan head. Apricot, bubblegum, green raisins, alcohol, dark fruit. Light bitterness, moderate/high sweetness. Fully body with light carbonation. Despite some flaws, I really like this.

3.4
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear amber with a small white head. The aroma has a rye character and some yeasty esters. The taste has a caramel sweetness.. A bit cloying honestly.

3.5
tgncc (3136) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
At the 2014 Goat Races. Pours a dark amber, off white head. The flavor is fruits, pepper, yeasty. The aroma is the same. The finish is peppery, yeasty, a tad sweet. Medium in body, a bit thick. Not bad at all.

3.3
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Pours a clear coppery amber color with a two finger off-white bubbly head that quickly settled to a thin layer. Aroma was fairly fruity, mostly berries, slightly vinous and earthy, floral hop notes with mild maltiness and a bit of yeast. The initial taste was a light hoppy ale, mixed with an almost pepper like spiciness that continued on to a nice rounded out light grain fed base. Fairly crisp and dry, lightish body with ample carbonation.

3.1
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Draft at blue monk. Brown amber pour. Mild amber of fruity yeastiness. Nutty flavor with fruity yeastiness, light chemical finish. Fruity yeastiness. Ok, not a ton of Saison notes.

3.3
DiarmaidBHK (5373) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Draft at Z bar at the deli. Pours brown with a thin khai head which disappears quickly. Nice funky notes on the nose. The taste feels a bit muted to me. It like a Saison without the farmhouse. Clean finisher. Solid but not spectacular.

3.6
Capa (3330) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Clear brown with a nice head. Aroma has fruits, spices, caramel. Highly carbonated mouth feel. Flavor is caramel malts, yeast spice, light fruity notes, banana, and light clove. Decent brew.

3.2
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Draft: Poured a dark red/brown with a nice head. The aroma was apples, banana, sugary malts and vanilla. The flavor was vanilla, sugar, beets, banana, and malts. Overall, a little too complex and not overly balanced. Tasty nonetheless.


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