RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the cleansing aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course lets not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3247) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Much thanks to whoever brought this to RBSG. Pours out a slightly cloudy golden/straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is of light spices, some nice earthy notes, and some light bitterness. Taste is complex with a well carbonated body, notes of light herbs, some pepper, earth, light fruity yeast and some lingering bitterness on the finish, which is rather dry. Very solid and easy drinking saison. Top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1297) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2011
(bottle from ksurkin, thanks Ken!) Pours a very hazy straw-colored yellow with a large, foamy, white head that retains well. Aroma is very musty, damp, and earthy, with brighter peaks of lemon zest rising above the must and dampness. Some peppery and earthy sage as well along with an abundant floral note that I found rather appealing. Could be some peppermint lurking underneath as it kicks up from time to time. Very nice aroma here. The flavor is simple, but executed flawlessly. Flavor starts out with some base pale malt sweetness, but quickly escalates to a bready, earthy, and slightly spicy mid that is excellent. Little spikes of citrus sting the tastebuds during the mid, further accentuating the positives of this stage of the beer. The finish rounds out to be dry, crisp from the wheat, and lightly peppery as well. Mouthfeel is soft from bottle conditioning and is medium bodied. This beer just really hit on all cylinders and is absolutely perfect for the summer. Thanks again Ken!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
[email protected] courtesy of beer2000 and gunnfryd.Pours clear light golden with a big white head. Aroma is spicy, floral and citrus hops with some fruitiness and malt.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some peppery spice and citrus.Medium body , lively carbonation.Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2011
75cl, new American brew Anno 2010, with white sage, from Bierkompass Stolberg, complex brew, spicy and malty, not balanced, cloudy, good head, nice Summer brew, yet expensive

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12836) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, straw, meal), average hops (earthy, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of sage, black pepper, barnyard, and citrus. Flavor is moderate malt, heavy earth and barn notes, medium bitterness, and a nice display of spices. Light body, low warmth, high carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14642) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle at Patricks. Golden- orange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, citrus, citrus, lemon, hop. Flavour is fruit, yeast, citrus, lemon, sugar, perfume, tropical fruit. Medium body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
Tap @ CBF. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma has honey, straw, grain, yeast, citrus, herbs, lemon grass. Taste has some orange, straw, basic malts, lemon juice, yeast, a bit flowery. OK balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13808) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Sample at CBC: 7-3-7-3-15=3.5 My rating stands!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
On tap at Beer Temple. Yellow golden body with huge head. Orange and spicy nose. Taste is quite grainy and spicy. A bit hard to drink. Wasnt sure about this one..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2011
750mL Bottle. Wonderful soft, herbal malt sugar aroma. Graceful. Oh my goodness. Ephemeral, ethereal, mercurial, this beer is out there. Fluffy, spectacular, and rich. The spice gets too strong and noticeable mid-palate (Id prefer they be left out of the beer entirely), but add a stated nuance that creates a unique experience. Earthy, smoky in a pinyon kind of way, extremely light and airy. I find the white sage a bit too strong for the style, in my opinion. However, it does lend a mystical, southwestern, desert flair.

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