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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Saisons were originally brewed to keep farmhands happy and hydrated during the warm summer months. True to the style, Yardsí Saison is a semi-unfiltered Belgian style ale brewed with distinctive Belgian yeast. Itís delicate and fruity with a subtle spiciness. Styrian Goldings in the kettle lend a touch of hop to the palate, balancing out this highly drinkable version of the classic style. Available April through July or until supplies last.

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3.7
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Lightly bready aroma, some spicing, poss coriander lemon, has a distinct wit beer character... Clear light golden amber, small white head, nice lacing... some very light banana and bubblegum flavors, lightest of belgian notes... medium body easy drinking...

3.6
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
I donít have much experience at all with sour beers but this seems ok to me. Murky color is appealing smells intriqinging. Tastes bitter and refreshing. I like it ok.

3.3
ttutony (918) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Golden with a white head. Slightly funky aroma, typical saison phenolics. Alcohol is a little rough on the palate. This was ok but didnít really come together the way I would have liked.

2.9
QuezXLV (423) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2011
The hops are nice but a little too bitter. Great lacing. It is refreshing and would taste good on hot summer day.

3.5
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 9, 2011
Tap. Pretty clear with big white head. Nice for the summer, no to spicy. Not my style, but I actually enjoy this one.

3.1
yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry yeasty and slight peppery. Bitter and peppery. Dry and yeasty finish. Simple.

3.4
dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
From a bottle into a snifter. Pours a very, very nice light blond orange. A few fingers of head which dissipates into a whisp of bubbles on the liquid. Great crisp aroma of pepper and lemon. Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel, itís better once it calms down a little. Super tastes of pepper, lime, yeast, metal and funk. Overall, itís a darn solid saison and a good drinker during summer. Just enough alcohol so you can drink one or two. Iíll buy again, especially for the price.

3.4
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Cloudy yellow orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is funky spicy and a bit fruity. Flavor is spicy and fruity. A not sweet. Would have liked it a not drier, but not bad.

3.3
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
355mL. The pour is a clear golden with some decent carbonation generating a medium, pillowy, white head. Nice retention but no lace. Nose is heavy esters with banana and clove similar to something like Duvel or an Abbey Tripel. Taste is metallic, sweet, very grainy and cereal heavy. As it warms you can get some of the numbing clovey spice and heavy spicy yeast. A little heavy and husky on the palate for saison but pretty competent and nice. Much better than I expected.

3.5
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2011
20110514 12oz bottle from Ronnieís in Forest Hill. Cloudy golden with big, fluffy, clingy, off-white head that lasts. Aroma is immediately bready, sourdough rye, and herbal, tarragon and thyme, with mild lemon and coriander. Full bodied and almost creamy, which is nice but not very saisonish; I would enjoy a bit more carbonation and a somewhat lighter heft. Comes across as quite wheaty and almost hefe-like, but does crisp up a bit when served colder. Gleefully lacking in sweetness however, this beer is firmly focused on a spicy Belgian yeast and baguette-like maltiness. Very mild hoppiness could be bolder to dry up the finish, but as it is thereís a pleasant yeasty spice to clean it up. Not a terribly focused beer, but pleasant enough to not regret having five more to work though.


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