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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 let’s not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.

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3.6
PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Great hazy golden with a dense white head. Spicy, citrusy, and coriander like aroma. Nice creamy body- velvety carbonation. Wheaty, crisp, dry, phenolic, mild spicy notes, coriander like notes. Very dry, an easy drinker.

3.8
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2010 Rerate, from draft and bottle. For whatever reason, the carbonation on my second visit with this beer was way more tuned in. Changed the spicing and the mouthfeel a fair bit; dug it even more this time.

Draft @ Max’s. Pours a lightly hazy, bright yellow color; small-bubbled white head with light retention and solid lacing. Huge presence of fresh sage in the aroma: nicely floral and herbal, with a slightly honeyed, slightly quiet malt core: the sage is softly integrated and very freshly presented, but it’s the dominant note here and it honestly reminds me of my toothpaste; strongly, appropriately, herbal. Medium to medium-full body; average levels of carbonation; in the mouth, the sage character steps back a bit, letting the honeyed malts (light) and peppery yeast character show through more prominently; the core is reasonably balanced (not especially dry); meaty saison-like / wheat core, with lots of white pepper coupled to the herbal qualities of the sage; tasty stuff, if a touch sharp. Lengthy finish, showing lots of pepper, lingering sage, and a much drier ending than the core suggests; some solid mineral bitterness plays out as well; all told, a bit too much spicing for my palate. 7.4.7.4.14=3.6

3.6
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Draft at RFD. Pours hazy gold with a small, off-white head. Flavor is definitely a wheat malt, with spices and a hop balance. My first wheat saison, and I was definitely surprised by it.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Draft. Minimal head atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some sourness, funk. Taste is medium sweet, tangerine/grapefruit, some yeast. Light-medium body, minimal carbonation, light acidity.

4
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Tap at Capones during PBW10. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white head. Aroma was all grapefruit..wow. Some herbal and cereal grains. Flavor had a ton of grapefruit as well. Cheerios and other cereal grains. Some earthy spicy notes as well.

3.6
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized white head. Hazy. Aromas of some wheat and citrus. Tastes of wheat, citrus, and some floralness. Light yeast and toasty too.

3.4
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, wheat, spices, lime, and sage. Poured yellow in color with a small, white head on top and around the edges. Hazy. Very sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of sage, yeast, pale malt, wheat, and citric hops. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sage and pale malt finish is dry.

4
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
[Draft @ Capones] Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, some tropical fruits, toast, and some hay. Taste of citrus, spices, grass, toast, and light tangerine, with a dry and pleasant hop bitterness in the finish.

3.8
Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
There are tame tart citrus funk undertones in the aroma. The clear bright yellow color has a small white head. The saison is light in body and a little less funk than expected. It is light and delicious, but it just doesn’t have the fullness you’d expect.

4.2
EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Very hazy orange-yellow pour, almost opaque. Thin white head. Floral notes dominate the aroma with dust. Herbal. Very dry with no sweetness. Lots of rosemary, herb and flowers. Dusty finish with lots of bitter hops.


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