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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgian style Saison (or Farmhouse Ale) brewed with a blend of British Pale and German Pils malt and hopped with East Kent Goldings. Fermented with a special proprietary yeast which imparts its dry, spicy character. Golden orange in color.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Remarkable, bright golden body with an enormous white head that leaves crazy sheets of lace up and down sides of the glass. An interesting, sweet and slightly tart aroma. Residual sugars provide sweetness, loads of fruity esters reveal pineapple, mango and banana. Some oranges and lemon zest add citric fruitiness. Dry sawdust shows some funkiness and a unique elements. Some pale malt and light grains show some malty depth that is complemented by dry biscuits and fresh dough. The body is fairly moderate with soft carbonation prickling the tongue from time to time. The flavor shows some fruity sweetness up front, but later the lively yeast, moderate hops and mild alcohol take over and show how dry this beer really is. The perceived sweetness is shortlived but unfortunately takes away from my overall enjoyment. While its pretty tasty, I was hoping for a little more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2006
750 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy yellowish color with an extremely thick white head that diminishes rather quickly. Aroma is of lemon citrus,fresh yeast and hops. Taste is slightly sour, lemony and yeasty with hops present. Very carbonated and could easily pass as a good pilsner. Very good !!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
A nice idea of the farmhouse beer style, but it is not meaty, if thats what you like in your saison. Simple, and mildly malted. Delicate floral notes, as well as gentle, and sweet fruits. Not too sweet, nor is it too malty. Some citrus in the flavor leads to a slightly bitter, dryish finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Poured a golden yellow color with amber hues. The head was initially outstanding and laced while subsiding before even drinking. Great lacing was observable during the whole drink and remained at least until the waitress took my glass. The aroma was sweet and floral. The flavor was sweet and malty (some caramel-like and very light grassy flavors), but had a light bitterness underneath - almost like a tripel. The finish was accented by a hop flavor (American?) that wasnt typical of the style. Intersting, but a bit a bit odd. Mouthfeel was a little thick but not overly carbonated. A nice beer, but inferior to Hennepin if youre looking for something that is good but on the border of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Poured a very effervescent hazy golden yellow. Nice large white head. Yeasty aroma that was lightly spiced. The aroma had sweetness with light citrusy notes. The flavor was malty, sweet and yeasty. Nice acidity in the middle. Fruity finish becomes semi-dry. Light body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Bottled. This was a nice surprise, and Ernest is right; the similarities between this Saison and Saison Dupont are striking! Beer was a hazy medium-gold color with a small, frothy, white, mostly lasting head. The aroma was malty with a moderate amount of toasted grain, cookie and caramel; hoppy with a light note of lemon, pepper and moderate notes of herb and clean, dry straw; yeasty with light-to-moderate notes of dough and basement; light spicy alchs. The flavor was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter with an average-length, lightly-to-moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. The body was light-to-medium, the texture was watery-to-velvety and the carbonation was lively. Moderate alcoholic warmth to the finish was a nice little bow on the package.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (7479) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with notes of pepper, lemon zest, and canned pineapple. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Got 3 more bottles recently in order to get more closely acquainted with this one. The aroma has been consistently a little less solid than my first try a few years ago, but its still overall one of the better saisons made in the US. Patterned after Saison Dupont for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 I found this bomber pretty drinkable but Im not sure Id get it again as it seems a bit grassy in the nose and flavor. I love that lemongrass flavor happening with some sweet maltiness but it seems a bit too balanced compared to other saisons Ive tried. The carbonation is there but the finish seems a bit too mellow to accompany it. The alcohol is well hidden to the point I dont realize its strength. Rerate: I love this more because the finish has a good carbonated creamy texture and the flavors seem very well balanced. Bottle from River St. Ale House.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2006
750ml bottle via trade with DocLock! - Thanks Jeff! - Pours beautiful hazy golden with a tall white frothy head that clings to the sides of the tulip in sheets. Aroma of light floral hops, lemon, honey and light spice. Flavor is much more sharp, lots of lemon, brett funk, corriander, but backed well with some honey and sweet malts. Nice soft pleasant mouthfeel with good carbonation and the citrus finish leaves you refreshed. Very drinkable and one that I found easy to finish the whole 750ml bottle. Im liking this brewer more and more as I try more of their offerings. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Bottle thanks to Zathrus13. Pours a hazy pale gold color, whipped egg-white head. Aroma is pleasent, fruity with not alot of funk. Very clean. Flavor is tart and full of lemon and black pepper. Short, alcohol or burning seems to affect my liking.


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