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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The origins of this Saison go back to the 1800’s when saisons brewed in Wallonia were rugged, unrefined, and edgy. Going back to the original roots of Saison, we used a large amount of ancient spelt grain, vienna, and raw wheat. Another first for Colorado Springs, this beer was fermented in primary with wild Brettanomyces and lactobacillus, and a blend of two Saison yeasts to create a lightly sour, extremely aromatic, and spicy yeast profile. Being a ’Provisional’, this beer was both dry hopped, aged, and naturally carbonated for authenticity.

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mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4733-20120818] Bottle. Light soapy floral lemon aroma. Hazy, yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More citrus and spiced floral yeast wheat in the flavour. Medium body. Interesting, would like to sample again. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

jercraigs (10875) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
2012-08-18. Lightly hazy dark yellow body, modest white head. Odd perfumey floral aroma, lightly funky. 6+ Flavour is malty with a bit of fruity sourness, pale malt, floral hops. 6+ Average plus palate. not loving the floral character. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by Dickinsonbeer

jredmond (8626) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle shared at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. One of the memorable beers for me personally. Pours a bright cloudy yellow body with thick haze. Aroma is lemon, wheat, zest and funk. Mouthfeel is zippy with a super lemon flavor dominating over other flavors of spice, zest, wheat, funky, lemon candy and ginger. Awesome.

GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
750mL at Campdown Brewdown. Pours a full haze murky white peach. Weak head. Nose is lavender soap, salt, lemongrass, and ginger. Sort of like a Grandma’s house aroma. Taste is soapy and malty. Bitter chemical freshener. More like a witbier from the spices. Quite tart and salty/buoyant.

arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2012
750 mL 2010 bottle, thanks Aaron! Gusher bottle, but nice hazy yellowish pour with fluffy white head, aroma has notes of nice lemon, brett, nice funk and some nice floral, spice notes, touch of vanilla, milky notes but nice with yeast. Taste is lemon, nice vanilla, biscuit, floral, tropical fruits, hint of pine and slight lactic acid but very small, finishing nice and fruity and tart. Balanced, tasty, delicious.

cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2010 bottle @ Armin’s post-Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Gusher but it didn’t appear so at first. Cloudy, yellowish orange appearance with a white head. Fairly spicy, nicely floral, tangy bretty, spicy pineapple/lemon, lightly earthy aroma. One of the best aromas of an incredible saison tasting night. Cinnamon spicy, fairly spicy, refreshing lemon spritzy, somewhat tangy/lightly sour, nutmeg spicy, a touch woody flavor. Bravo. Bravo. Bravo. One of the best Saisons I’ve ever had. Should have shared this with Scott and co. Funky, spicy, fruity, refreshing. Fuck yeah. I guess I’m rating way higher than anyone else, but sweet jesus, this is just about perfect right now.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
In short: A rustic, dry, floral and spicy Saison. Excellent beer respectful of the style
How: Bottle 750ml, kind-of-waxed top (lazy waxing here). Not sure of exact age but consumed about two months after receiving the bottle from adnielsen, thanks a lot Aaron
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose is very rustic/dusty attic, an intrinsic spiciness sensation akin to white pepper, lemon zest. Taste is sharp. Crisp malt backbone that seems an equal mix pale malts, crystal malts and wheat. Strong rustic yeast character. Spiciness of the minerals kinds (salt, white pepper, etc.). Dust. Lemon zest. A nice hopping that is part wild flowers and party dry grassy yellowed grass. Dry grassy bitterness. A kick-ass true Saison. A great true-to-the style Saison from Colorado, one the 50 states where people believe their pride and patriotism is above average compared to the rest of the country.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
750 ml bottle. Sweet. Pours a rich murky golden dulled hue, a big cakey brighter whitish head that is huge, laces ok. Stays bigger overall. Aromas are a rich Farmhouse yeast, decent spice, touches of vanilla and a bigger fruity pear and yeast. Dry bread, a faint spice grows, with good banana, pear, fruit, touches of citrus. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, thinned out and cleared up with gentle sweetness, bread, pale malts, grain, fruity esters, spicy yeast. Gentle peppercorn, dry bread dough, touches of pear, apple. Gentle spice, dryness into the backend and middle, really nice experience as it dries out, the finish gets a bit spicy. A really nice Farmhouse Ale that is just a touch sweet into the middle. Pretty good.

drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft, hazy yellow foamy white head. Aroma is spicy black pepper and citrus, hay and honey finish. Flavors are white pepper, honey, grassy, bit sweet finish. Good stuff though.

j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a very hazy gold with a medium sized white head. Minty, eucalyptus, medicinal, but still rather nice, very herbal and bright musky yeast. Medium bodied, spicy and still a touch herbal, but not in a bad way. Minty, herbal, spicy with a touch of juniper. Long herbal touches, spicy yeast. Nice and quite different.

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