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Saison - Steamworks Brewing Company

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Saison
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81
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 22.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2006)
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Saison from Steamworks Brewing Company
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