RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Southampton Saison Deluxe is a special version of this Belgian Farmhouse classic. This unusually complex and refreshing ale is brewed to stand the test of time. Its fresh, vibrant flavors will change gracefully with time.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (16012) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a hazy golden with a very large white head. Aroma brings out loads of farmhouse notes, fruity esters, and some Belgian yeast. Flavour is very similar, with loads of farmhouse notes, Belgian yeast, a little banana, and slight fruity esters. Very farmhouse-dominant and yeasty, with a yeasty, fruity finish. Low-to-medium carbonation for a saison. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours clear golden with high frothy white head. Very intense carb. Aroma is of saison yeast, fruits. Taste is of spices, smoke, citrus, slight acidity. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: A bit bland and nominal. No big flaw, but nothing outstanding here. Would not seek this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5752) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). From Tom, thanks! Slightly hazy bright golden/orange with a frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma of Farmhouse yeast, smoked notes, malt sweetness and light fruity notes. Taste is slightly sweet and about the same as aroma. Medium body. Good carbonation. Moderately dry finish. Good Saison, but nothing special here. Drinkable, but the smokey presence isnt very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2826) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
hazy amber hue with an active foam head. nose has some earth, light herbs. taste is balanced bitterness, dull mud, some flowers. body is solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Best before October 8, 2015.
Appearance: The body is hazy with an amber hue, the head is tall and light tan with great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is a wonderfully balanced mix of bubblegum, sweet orange and hints of lemon. The aroma is nice, but mild.
Taste: This is very sweet for the style, lots of malt flavor with hints of bubblegum, vanilla, and banana adding more sweetness. Orange is laced throughout with peppery spice on the finish. This drinks more like a Tripel than a saison.
Palate: Oily with stabbing carbonation that amplifies the spice.
Overall: This drinks like a tripel, not a saison. Its far too sweet with a lot of tripel characteristics. What a shame.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, nice citrus/floral, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast/funk, citrus (notably lemon), fruit, and some pepper; Dry finish; Standard carbonation; Very good and enjoyable saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (4183) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pour is a hazy honey color with a average white head. Aroma is musty but fruity with some orange peel. Flavor is more fresh off the tree citrus with some sugar with spice and maybe a touch of white pepper. Finish is dry with a nice vanilla left on the tongue. This is one of the better saisons Ive had in awhile. Nice yeastiness with a lot of fresh citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1207) - , Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Corked bottle from. In trade from BrewtopiaofPJ . Nice aroma of yeast slight citrus floral and spices. Huge white head of light orangey pour taste has quite a bit going on and it works well together. Yeast soft carbonation, spice, hops, lemon. Niiiice. Thanks Mark

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Poured from draft to snifter. Light amber in color, cloudy with specks of sediment. White foam, one finger, thin lacing that clings high. Light citrus on the nose, and super citrus on the tongue. Full bodied and a joy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (5110) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/13/2014. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a big 3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with insane retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with tons of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Beautiful looking brew. Aromas of big lemon zest, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light funk, and earthy yeast spices. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with some light malt. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, pepper, clove, wheat, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with a light-moderate malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible saison style. Fantastic balance and compelxity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. One of the best Saisons I have had.

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