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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
reberiii (497) - 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.

4.4
superspak (6011) - Waterford, 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.

3.6
olio (10548) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2013
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100305.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of spices, fruits, toffee and ripe fruits. Flavor of toffee, spices, ripe fruits and some yeasty notes. Decent.

2.8
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
750ml corked and caged bottle, dated 10/8/15. Pours hazy and cloudy, gold and orange, with a small frothy white head. Aromas of dusty citrus and hay, slightly tart fruit juice and lemon, cherry, and white grape/Chardonnay. Flavor is grape juice and white wine, tart juice and citrus, with sweeter, almost bock-ish malt flooding in. No carbonation. Flat as shit, with medium body, giving a highly unpleasant mouthfeel. I really wanted to like this, but this bottle was way off, and very disappointing. [1135]

3.9
laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
75 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 05.03.2010
Aroma has yeasty notes, fruits and hints of banana esthers. Flavour is somewhat fruity with yeasty notes, some caramel and floral notes. An American saison without the farmhouse character and actually rather close to the Belgian ones. Refreshing and nice, way too much CO2 on palate though.

3.4
Sledutah (7838) - Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle shared at Mikey’s Christmas party, thanks
Appearance: Hazy golden with a big white head and some lacing
Aroma: Sweet caramel and fruity
Taste: Sweet candy, spices, grainy and peppery
Decent.

3.8
douglas88 (9629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Del I think. Was it Mark? Anyway, at the Christmas tasting. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. A sweet nose of caramel and floral hops. A bit of alcohol, fluffy, pepper, sweet light caramel and candies. Good. Very smooth and clean.

3.8
Nickls (2607) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Lightly hazy yellow-orange with a fizzier white head. Nice spice, citrus, touch of wheat, and fruity aromas. Some slight sour hay notes, slightly sweet lemon, spicy, some floral and vanilla notes. Lighter body with bright carbonation.

3.6
fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
a solid saison with an almost belgian ale backbone. a little too sweet, but otherwise very well done.

3.9
mcmisko (362) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Pours golden yellow with big white head. Smells very fresh with wheat, fruit, flowers, some earth and funk too. Taste has wheat body, spice, fruity hops, and light interesting funk. Med-full bodied. Prolonged and slightly sticky after taste. Balanced.


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