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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Now this is a saison! This refreshing Belgian-style ale is the combined effort of Three Floyds and De Molen’s fantastic brewer Menno (the real Dutch Hercules). This spicy and bracing ale was brewed in Munster, but look out for the one we brew in Holland at DeMolen. Cheers and drost!

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3.5
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours a cloudy, orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, dense, frothy and creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty fruity up front with lots of tangerines and orange florals as well as a bit of a candied pineapple and grapefruit. Bready pale malts with a light sweetness, some straw, and just a touch of spicing. Flavor is similar. Creamy tangerines and oranges up front with candied pineapples and grapefruits. A light yeasty spicing with a bready, medium sweet malt backing. Sweeter resins, florals, and pines grow a bit towards the end as well as some yeasty spice before this finishes a bit sweet and really fruity with a light spicing and a dry, moderate bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a creamy, medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, this was pretty enjoyable, but definitely didn’t drink like a saison. Lots of fruity, somewhat candied citrus hops, a light yeasty spice, and a sweet bready malt backing. Pretty hefty when it comes to the ABV%, but no hint of alcohol. I’m not the biggest fan of this, but it definitely has a FFF stamp on it when it comes to the hopping.

3.5
Chudwick (3219) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2012
draft - pours dark orange/light amber with thin off-white head. Nose is yeasty and hoppy (borderline pee). Pretty tasty but not what I would call a saison except for the wheat/yeast presence. Hides the 8.5% well.

0.5
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Hmmmm. Was skeptical about this one as I wouldn’t associate either of these breweries with the saison style but that was part of the allure as well as the hieroymus bosch meets robert crumb like label. Anyway lets start talking about the actual beer... pours a medium copper color with three fingers of sticky khaki foam. The nose is more of a barleywine... cornpop cereal, butterscotch, taffy and copper pennies. Hmmm. WTF, this has to be full of diacetyl infection after looking at other reviews there is no way I could pick anything close to traditional saison flavors... and it seems some people actually did get a saison in this bottle... butterscotch, copper pennies. Drainpour !

4.4
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Tropical Fruit Explosion (passion fruit, pineapple, oranges), Grapefruit, Mild Corriander T: Grapefruit, Passion Fruit, Mild Corriander M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Spicy Overall, a really solid saison with a strong tropical fruit nose and taste..but worked.

4
AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bomber from the brewery brought by ck1, thanks bro! Digging into another FFF creation with a lot of anticipation. Pours a lovely oranger-than-pink-grapefruit with a spongey white head. Excellent lacing just coating the glass. Aroma has spices, fresh fruit and a yeasty presence. Faint citrus. Taste is of many fruits - lemon, orange, grapefruit, apple, melon - plus chewy resin, a spicyness and some malt. Quite bitter and very dry as you get down through the glass, with some alcohol presence. This is not your father or uncle’s saison - much more assertively hoppy and strong. Liked this one a lot. Another win for Floyds!

3.8
rxeight (3084) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Glowing cloudy amber orange color. Spices dominate the aroma. Also has a bit of a sweet alcohol on the nose. From the aroma I would have guessed barleywine, certainly not saison. The first suprise on this beer are the massive amount of hops. Lots of citrius and tangerine come through. I had some Alpha King prior to this and you can immediatly notice the relationship. the finish has a bit of spicyness and bitterness. I have to admit that I havent had may of this style, but this seems to be quite a departure from the typical Saison I’ve had. I didnt get nearly as much of the banana and spice flavor but rather strong hops wth a spicy finish. Not sure if this is just better or it is just the result of the 3 floyds combination of lots of hops high ABV. Overall, a quite enjoyable beer.

3.9
Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Hazy orange pour from a bomber with nice white lacing and head. Floral nose. Nice mouthfeel, hoppy, citrus, spicy and refreshing!

3.9
jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bomber. Deep, cloudy golden body. Big, frothy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Big aroma of tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, toasted grain, alcohol, pepper, The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Like a cross between Dupont Posca Rustica and Dreadnaught. Fruity, aromatic, juicy. Finish of peppery alcohol and less dry than classic saisons. But overall, this is one enjoyable beer.

3.8
fidelis83 (2443) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours slightly hazy old gold with a thin soapy, off white head. Nice citrus in the nose up front, lots of spice, floral hops, floury grain, cereal, toast, hay, stone fruit and some slight funk. Flavor starts out with citrus, lots of yeast spiciness, stone, fruit, light minerality and a pretty healthy wallop of booze. Lightly slick palate on entry with a moderate, slightly sharp carbonaiton and a slightly boozy and astringent finish. Good stuff, but like most high abv Saisons, it could use a little less alcohol.

4
arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle from brewpub. Deep orange in color with copious white head. Deep spiced tropical fruit, mango, peach, light apple, and moderate pine. Flavor starts mildly sweet with mango and peach and then dries out nicely with pine and tropical fruit bitterness. Well-attenuated with some lingering skunky pine and fruit.


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