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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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A classic Belgian farmhouse ale. We start with high quality Belgian Pilsner malt and add some Caramel Vienne and Caramel Munich for color and complexity. Just the right amount of Czech Saaz hops are added to provide refreshing balance. We then ferment it above 80 F with a very special yeast strain from the Wallonia region of Belgium. This unique yeast gives our Diable its earthy, fruity, spiciness and dry malt character.

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3.2
williamstome (2011) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Orange-brown pour. Aroma of yeast, citrus and fruit. Taste follows, quite sweet and fruity. Astringent mouthfeel.

3.5
Leighton (22544) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Keg at the brewery tap. Pours clear orange-gold with a flimsy, white head. Some spicy saison yeast in the nose, lightly toasted wheat, licks of caramel, dried banana. Medium to big sweet flavour with some punchy boost, candi sugar, dried wheat bread, caramel. Full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with some sticky sugars, more saison yeast, waters, banana chips. Fun stuff - in small doses.

3.5
solidfunk (9439) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Some florals and lots of coriander. Amber pour with good head. Sweet finish. Some farmy resin like salt of the earth. Tap at brewery.

3
Skinnyviking (9728) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Sample at Rivival Beers. High creamy lasting off-white head. Hazy amber body. Sweet fruity malt caramel aroma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness,low carbonation and a short dry finish.

3.6
hayduke (5701) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015 in Denver. In the tasting glass gold with white foam. Nose of light lemon and funk. Medium body. The floor here is fruity and funky. Finished with some spice. Not bad.

3.7
djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2016
On tap at the brewery as "Farmhouse Belgian Saison." Pours a cloudy orange with frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, pure sugar, spice. Medium body, pure sugar, yeast, spice, dark fruit, light boozy finish, very good.

2.4
Ernest (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle.

Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium amber.

Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of bubble gum, cotton candy, pepper, applesauce, decaying banana peel.

Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.

Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.

This is really just a generic Belgian strong ale...with all this sugar, alcohol, applesauce, and cartoony bubble gum, it’s hard to imagine anyone calling it a saison. There are some nice aromatics underneath the sugar and cooked fruit mess, like nice hops and peppery phenolics, but unfortunately the artificial-candyish odor just drowns those out. Too syrupy sweet in the mouth to drink much of, and it doesn’t look very Belgian either. Not quite terrible, but very clunky and misguided.

3.6
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Hazed gold, white head. Nice yeasty saison, crackery malts, light honey, peppery hints.

3.4
ajnepple (7172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark orange and cloudy appearance with a dissipating white head. Aroma of fruits, earthy hops, Belgian yeast, spices and caramel malts. Similar flavor, fruity, spicy and lightly malty. Medium bodied and easy to drink. Pretty tasty.
Earlier Rating: 4/30/2013 Total Score: 3
On tap at Fire on the Mountain. Copper and clear with minimal head and lacing. Pretty fruity and sweet for a saison, light licorice, spices and herbs. It was alright.

3.2
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Festival. Appearance: light white head, cloudy, amber color. Aroma: Belgian yeast, leaves, light fruit. Palate: lively carbonation, light body, light texture. Taste: slight bitt on end, slight tarty sweetness up front. Overall, unique with bitterness, but nothing really special in my opinion.


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