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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Itís a lively jazz rhythm, a vigorous sway, a change of view or even a roll in the proverbial hay. Now it also means the welcome jolt of joy youíll experience upon your first sip of this session saison. Bracing, but benign, this Belgian style ale enlivens any experience with a spicy, aromatic start, citrus snap and fresh finish. Swing into spring with taste!

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3.4
thegreenrooster (4373) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pour is a cloudy blonde with a average white head. Aroma is spicy and peppery with some lemon zest. Flavor is again spicy,peppery with notes of Belgain yeast and green hops. Iím digging the idea of a session saison. The only reason I did not give it a higher rateing is b/c all the things you are looking for in a saison are there just kinda muted.

2.3
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
12oz bottle. Gold color. Aroma of hot dog flavored water & citrus. Thin body. Flavors of spice, and herbs (hotdogs), light citrus, and fizzy grain. Very fizzy carbonation. Saisons are not my favorite style. (3701)

3.2
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2013
transparent gold, thin white bubbled head with decent lacing. Esters out of control after three pilsners, pepper, ginger, and lemongrass. Light dough adds balance. Peppery lemongrass flavor up front followed by dough and heavy citrus, finishing with bubblegum and crust hints. High carbonation accents esters, but overall pleasant.

3.7
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Sampled at Pints for Pets. Light hoppy aroma, spicy with notes of citrus, sulfur, and fruity esters. Yeasty. Nice saison aroma profile. Pale straw clear with thin head. Medium body with vigorous carbonation. Starts with wheat and pilsener malt notes, light sulfur, citrus and herbs. Tasty saison thatís not too overwhelming. Not quite crisp but enjoyable. Done well for the style, with mild chalky bitter after.

3.1
jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma was earthy, spicy wheat malts, citrus, hops with pear esters and black pepper, ginger notes. The taste was of medium hops, some bitterness, light fruity esters, with pale malts and a dry finish.

3.5
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a fat-two-finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves some light, but nicely layered lacing on the walls of the glass as I slowly consume the beer. The beer is a nice gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, pale yellow gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of hay like grain, soft cracker like malt, lemon zest, and other citrus notes. A deeper inspection of the aroma yields a grassy, slightly herbal edge to the citrus character, but there is also a sort of Guava like character and something that reminds me of mint or menthol too. As the beer warms up a light peppery note starts to come out, as does a sort of woody pine / menthol type note.

Dry tasting with a noticeable, but not overwhelming citrus character. There is a solid pale maltiness / grain-character here too that contributes a chewy pale-wheat cracker like note, a touch of dried hay, and a rounded, chewy rustic white bread crumb like flavor. The beer is quite light bodied and quaffable, but without being overly thin. There is a spicy, peppery note to the finish that lingers on the palate for quite some time, and this is joined by a light phenolic note that suggests at cloves, but is more musty and melds in with the woody, almost menthol leaning, peppery notes. The citrus flavors are subdued compared to their aromatics; in fact the beer has more of a woody peppery note as well as some woody pine / menthol like notes; still citrus is here in the flavor with Meyer lemon notes, lime zest, and a tropical-citrus character that subtly influences the character of this beer. The flavor is actually better balanced than the nose, as the citrus character is a bit dominant in the aroma.

This is a solid Saison, I really like that it is so low in alcohol, but still has a substantial flavor to it. It is not the most complex Saison, but it is light and quaffable, and works for me as an easy drinking, sessionable brew that is interesting enough to hold my attention when I want it to, but is otherwise a beer to do other things with.

3.4
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 11, 2013
Quite interesting and sweet Strong in taste and character but not so spicy as other this style.

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Frank (4172) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
This has a strange and very noticeable smell of chlorine bleach to it. I have had two bottles from two six packs with the same results. If you donít like beer that tastes like bleach, avoid this. It does look nice in the glass and seems to be a nice, citrusy saison underneath that but who cares when there is such an enormous flaw. It is like drinking a lemon scented cleanser only maybe not quite as poisonous.

3.5
Nuffield (4167) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2013
I do agree with the previous commenter that the retail price for this seems a bit high, given what it is. On its own terms, it is a reasonably well rounded, floral saison, with a hop note biting more at the start. Decent palate. Quite a bit of head. Bottle.

3.6
theisti (4114) - Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2013
12 oz bottle purchased at Liquor Barrel in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Enjoy by July 21, 2013 printed on bottle neck. The pour is lightly hazed pale yellow with a frothy one inch white head. The aroma is light phenols, herbal, orange lemon citrus, and soft clove. Nice integrated, complex nose. The taste lemon citrus, herbal, peppery phenols, and finishes with a grassy hay. The palate is light bodied, soft carbonation, and a dry earthy, mineral clove herbal finish. A lot of nice flavor in this beer, easy drinking.


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