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Reviews: 1,506
Hads: 3,759
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6.47%
Wants: 230
Gots: 406 | FT: 12
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of daftafne
4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A friend and I split a 750 ml bottle of this at the hopleaf bar last night after a concert at the metro.

One must pour this beer unhurriedly, otherwise it will get a huge head that lingers forever. It poured a fantastic deep yellow/amber with plenty of constant fizz. I smelled some citrus and took a sip. Very bubbly in the mouth but pleasant. Tasted zesty with a little pepper and apple. I was expecting a lot more wild yeast flavors (like I have tasted in the Ommegang Omeggeddon) but they were very mild. This beer is really well-balanced and leaves your palette fairly quickly making you want more. Excellent. (616 characters)

Photo of hobojon
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

App- orange/gold straw. some yeast chunks, but acceptable. white head laces and stays.

Aroma- strong esters. tart, earthy, lots of acids. nobel hops- very floral. bready, wheat.

Taste- dry and tart. very smooth hop bitterness and resin. clean. funky and delicious. balance between malt, hops, and yeast is superb. citrus.

M- high carb. dry. clean. light body.

D- very good. this could be a beer that I drink anytime. (420 characters)

Photo of Daniell
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: poured into wine glasses. Very nice generous head. Good golden tripel colour. Like the lacing. 4.5

S: really nice fresh fruity aroma. Can't quite put my finger on what fruit(s) it is though. Smells of an orchard, of bananas and apples and honey. It's distinct from tripels I've had which predominantly taste of mango (which might be influenced by a chemical sulfur taste, not here). I like the fresh apples and apple juice. Of course you get the great smell of Belgian yeast also. 4.5

T: sweet, lovely fruit. A very very slight hint of bitterness at the back. This beer is just great. Also, inspired by other reviews, I should point out the "dryness" of the flavour also. Perhaps this is the "funk" or "barnyard" character mentioned in other reviews. For me I didn't notice any Bretty flavours. It just tasted like delicious fruit with some dryness. That may be because it's so well integrated. The dryness is so balancing. This one totally blows the mad brewer saison by James Squire's out of the water in every conceivable way. 4

M: Wow it feels great in the mouth too. So so creamy and good. 5

D: This beer is amazing. I could drink it all night. It's only 6.5% and I can get it relatively cheaply for imported beer. Such a good summer session drink. Wow. The flavours are so balanced- complexities come along with fruity moreishness. 5 (1,346 characters)

Photo of Jerico
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into a Bordeaux wine glass from a 750ml bottle.

A: Pretty, cloudy golden color with fluffy white head.

S: A bit sour and spicy, slightly hoppy with a bit of lemon when it settles in.

T: Slight fruity/citrusy and hoppy in turns, but delicate and airy at the same time.

M: A bit fizzy and light, leaves a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

D: A light, tasty beer that would go well with food or as an after work drink to relax with. (442 characters)

Photo of xduderx
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A = Pours a cloudy dull yellow with lots of billowy head. about 3/4" of head remained throughout.

S = Smells somewhat musty with very spicy notes.

T = Very complex. Reminds me of a more intense belgian wheat beer with a slight hop character. Also has a nice tartness to it.

M = Medium bodied and a high level of carbonation and surprisingly more "thick" than I had imagined.

D = I couldn't sit and pound these, but it's a special treat and I enjoyed it thoroughly. (468 characters)

Photo of chrisafari
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours deep golden opaque/cloudy orange with a fluffy/billowing white head. Aroma is yeasty and citrus sweet with a surprising kick of hops! Flavor is sweet citrus, yeast and herbs. Finishes with a nice kick of yeast in the sinus and a dry hoppy throat. Medium body with great lacing. Definitely my favorite Saison! Great for the warm spring and summer months. This is what a Saison should taste like. The benchmark, in my opinion, of any American or Belgian/French attempts at this style. Very well executed. (508 characters)

Photo of SpruceFish
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: great golden hazy orange color

S: great floral smell i can defiantly smell that wild yeast and i really love it almost reminds me of the aroma of a Gueuze

T: great floral taste i can taste some great hops toward the end yet i cant discern much more out of it

M: light carbonation feels nice on the tongue

D: very smooth and yes i would defiantly have another

great beer i love beer with wild yeast this beer would great on a hot day yet its a bit pricy its defiantly worth getting at least once (506 characters)

Photo of onewetpaw
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip.

The archetype of the style. Beautiful beer! Funky flavors and aroma are present along with some spice flavors. Subdued phenols are present, but nothing over the top.

A- Funky nose when you pop the top on this one. Smells like old leather and funky Brett. Mild spicy smells from the yeast.

A- Beautiful light to medium golden color. Thick white head that lasts for a long time.

F- Funky flavors come out immediately. Gentle phenolic flavors and mild spicy flavors. The malt takes a backseat on this one.

M- High carbonation. light without being thin. Crisp and cleansing on the palate.

O- Love it. The classic saison and for a reason. Easy to put away, but complex enough to make you think about the flavors. (739 characters)

Photo of bramsdell
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle to a snifter. I love saisons and I finally got around to trying the "Best Beer in the World" (according to Men's Journal).

A: Huge, fluffy-looking white head. Poured slowly and gently, the head was still enormous. Closer examination shows the head to be much thicker than fluffy. Pale gold/straw color underneath. Head fades to a nice line on top of the body and remains for the duration of the beer.

S: First thing to hit me is the dryness, but I'm a bit more sensitive to dryness. Most certainly an earthy aroma, very thick. This balances the dryness very nicely. Notes of citrus and some citrus-y esters.

T: Extremely smooth. The dryness of the nose nearly vanished, completely replaced by the earthiness. Of course, this is still a light, crisp beer, but it has a richer, funky flavor than the average saison, much to my pleasure. There is some residual sweetness on the tongue. None of the citrus notes of the nose are present in the flavor, but it is still crispy and drinkable. There is a certain flavor that helps to balance everything, but I can't place my finger on it.

M: Very full and rich while on the tongue, but finishes with a bit of dryness. There is some sweetness on the front of the tongue but definitely a dry mouthfeel. This beer is drinkable enough, but it really deserves to be sipped slowly.

O: It's damn good. "Best Beer in the World" might be a bit bold...but I can't find much I would change. (1,451 characters)

Photo of maggotbrain
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a hazy golden color with a massive white head. The head died down to form a thick cap that stuck around from the first sip to the last. As I drank, thick webs of lace formed down the walls of my Duvel tulip glass.

The beer smelled sour, in a good way. Very rustic.

The taste was initially dry with a mild tangy sourness, and then a moderate hoppy bitterness took over to finish.

The mouthfeel was good—medium body with a high level of carbonation.

The drinkability of this beer was quite high. It went down easy and was very refreshing. This is something that I will defiantly be buying again as the summer heats up. (645 characters)

Photo of cavemanlawyer
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Cascade Saison Fest. Fun event, wish I was able to stay longer to enjoy the variety.

Pours murky, cloudy, and wheaty-looking. Not great, reminds me of a german hefeweizen.

Nose is citrus and dry straw. Smells refreshing and crisp.

Very clean and refreshing on the palate. Light and bubbly, could easily drink several.

Excellent for the style, there is a reason this is considered an archetype. (422 characters)

Photo of crvcac
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap in La Jolla Village at a little place called the Public House.

Appearance - Hazy/golden yellow

Smell - Light notes of citrus - orange, lemon zest, earthiness and a touch of hops

Taste - citrus, earthiness, nice balance between malt and hops

Mouth-feel -one of the most refreshing, thirst quenching beers I have ever imbibed

Overall - Top shelf. the PERFECT beer to drink on a nice, sunny day (419 characters)

Photo of Frothboss
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance is a golden cloudy yellow with a darker yellow core. Head is white and rocky that reveals a nice lacing as it disipates. Smells nutty, yeasty with citrus undertones. Tastes dry, sour and nutty with a nice honey filled grassy earthy character. Mouthfeel is bubbly and light with a champagne quality. This is my favorite saison yet! Very tastey I will certainly drink this again....as soon as i can afford another bottle. o.O (434 characters)

Photo of Eeroomnhoj
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Opened it and could hear the carbonation, very bubbly. Very smooth to drink from start to finish. This is definitely a beer to drink again and again.

The smell was sweet and the first sip was as good as last. I could see drinking this on a hot summer day while hanging out with friends. (299 characters)

Photo of KingPuuChuu
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer.
Poured from an 11oz bottle with a beautiful gold with a huge fluffy head. That's right, I just used fluffy. Imagine a light fluffy cloud of beer.

Very fragrant. The yeast comes out with a hefty clovey smell, along with some hop character.

Clean flavor. Crisp, malty, a little bit of lemon. Easily drinkable. Mouthfeel is wonderful, as it stays consistently bubbly, which keeps the unfiltered yeast flowing around. Alcohol is 6.5, so it doesn't hit you at all, though I could see myself only having one big bottle

The only negative is that this is in a green bottle, so I can taste some oxidation.

Other than that, this is a spectacular beer. (663 characters)

Photo of echdk3
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip.

A_Cloudy amber orange, bright and lively. Bright white healthy head.

S_Very strong floral, a little woody.

T_Musty and herbal. Great fit to the Belgain Farmhouse style. Enjoyed with a Fourme D'Ambert raw milk cheese.

M_Super dry, makes my cheeks pucker and my tongue tingle. (319 characters)

Photo of charlesbyrd
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle, no freshness date, into a footed glass.

A: Whoa! Pours very hazy and honey in color. The head is massive and craggy with little flecks of sediment held in suspension. Super aggressive carbonation froths about below the surface of the liquid. The head lasts forever and leaves an impressive amount of lacing. Simply beautiful.

S: The aroma is salty and earthy at first, with notes of tart fruit flowing in and out. There are also hints of spice and yeasty bread.

T: Big and spicy at first, the grain backbone holds up well against the complex profile of chalky yeast, tart fruit, and herbal bitterness. It's like a wheat beer in reverse, in that all the big spicy notes come at the beginning, while the finish is very clean.

M: Very crisp carbonation, with a light to medium body. Very refreshing overall.

D: This is a wonderful beer overall and a great introduction to the saison style. The flavor is just a bit more subdued than others I've tried, but it's also more balanced and showcases more of the farmhouse funk I look forward to in a saison. (1,083 characters)

Photo of inthebeeraisle
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 375ml bottle from Cork in NE PDX @ a reasonable cost. Heard a lot about this beer.

A: The description on the bottle is right. A "rocky" head that is substantial, disipates slowly, & leaves serious lacing. A dark straw color. Not transparent with lots of little bubbles & some yeast sediment left in the bottom of my Birra Moretti wine style glass.

S: An agressive smell that has some funk upfront followed by some floral/grassy smells intermingling with a yeasty nose.

T: A nice dry balanced flavor with citrus notes.

M: Nice carbonation feel on the palate. Not too dense or too full. Easy to put back.

O: I can understand why this beer is looked highly upon. Quite affordable & quite approachable too! (720 characters)

Photo of FrostBlast
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Hazy straw yellow, some yeast deposit. Nice white head that goes way high in the glass but falls back down fast enough, leaving an above-average amount of lacing.

SMELL : First nose is acidic barnyard funk over a base of malts. Some herbs and spice. Second nose increases the malt presence, giving out yeasty note that remind me of an abbey tripel. Earthy, dusty notes as well. Third nose confirms the presence of abbey tripel resemblance, with some definite fruity banana notes. The hops are through and through, but extremely well integrated.

TASTE : Grassy hops, herbs, fresh cut grass. Some barnyard funk mixes up with the malts. Funny thing is, the nose blended the hops into the malts and left the barnyard funk appart. Now the taste splits the hops appart and blends the malts with the barnyard funk. There is even a slight barley sugar after taste that comes in, complementing nicely on the funk. Very pleasing.

MOUTHFEEL : Good carbonation, roundish feel with some sharpness from the acid barnyard funk and the grassy hops. Very well balanced.

OVERALL : Although I can easily understand why this beer is seen as a staple in the Saison style, it's not my favorite. Don't misunderstand me, I'd still have one of those as often as they come, but I've tasted some products, even within the Dupont brewery itself, that pleased me much more than this still very fine beer. (1,508 characters)

Photo of ozmodium
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750ml corked bottle from Brewery Creek, poured into my Stella tulip

Hugely carbonated this stuff really foams up with a pretty whispy head that dies down quite quickly leaving some nice clouds and lacing. Careful when pouring this stuff. Even tho i knew what to expect, I still made a mess of my countertop! The actual liquid that ends up in the glass in a cloudy light orangey yellow. TONNES of little effervescent bubbles and insane amounts of lacing as the level in the glass goes down. Pretty stuff!

Black pepper, traditional earthy saison/Duvel-esque funk, bitter orange on the nose. Smells bready, and a bit fruity, sweet.

Tastes sour and dry, spicy, with just he right amount of bitter. Black pepper, bananas, rich wheaty malty goodness!

Really bouncy with the CO2 here. Let this stuff calm down for a few minutes before swilling it back, tho, and it hits all the right spots in your mouth.

Watch out the 6.5% ABV is hidden really well. Tho as it warms up a bit in a glass you start to get a sense for the relatively high ABV. Good stuff here, I'd buy this again, and share it with any one who appreciates good brews. (1,144 characters)

Photo of timmay41
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy golden/blond with a soft, one-finger bright white head

Smell: Everything Belgium--floral, yeasty, dirty, earthy

Taste: Sort of spicy, a lot complexity from the yeast, and some bite at the end. You kind of look at this beer, which appears usual, take a sip, and keep sipping because of the unexpected complexity.

M-Feel: Carbonated at the beginning, smooth.

Drinkability: If Barack Obama signs a bill into effect where I'm paid to drink this all day... (472 characters)

Photo of dino213aa
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden haze with high carb and lots of light, frothy foam.

S: Most of the smell is clove and nutmeg, a few faint citrus notes as well.

T&M: Strong clove and bitter green apple flavors. Light and bubbly mouthfeel with little aftertaste other than alcohol.

D: Overall this is a highly drinkable Belgian Saison. Crisp, apple-like with a certain bitterness that is not overbearing. Although this is a quality ale, I have other favs that I would likely buy before this. (470 characters)

Photo of AccidentalKate
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light yellow, and opaque. Strong carbonation but fine bubbles rather than the larger ones we Americans are fond of. Belgium lace that lasts forever. Light head.

Aroma: Light yeast tones with a bit of lemon and a touch of flowers. Pleasant, but not overwhelming.

Taste: Bitter upfront, borderline too much for my taste, but quickly fades away leaving the bready/grain taste that I enjoy. Hints of sour throughout. Ends dry which seems quite appropriate.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant and light. Present without dominating the palate. Slightly above average, but could have provided a bit more pop.

Drinkability: For those who like hops and grain this is a very good beer to look for. (689 characters)

Photo of ArrogantBastage
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the small green 375ml bottle into an Ommegang flute.

A: Pours a cloudy straw color with a thick, rocky head lofting up to the brim of the glass once poured. Loads of carbonation in this beer that keeps the head lingering for a long time. No lacing present through the session.

S: Complex aroma, layers of husky grains, yeast, slight funk, and spicy phenols are captivating and enticing.

T: Follows the aroma starting with a nice husky grain and then the spicy flavors take over and dominate half way through. Afterwards the finish dries out and a nice bitterness lingers briefly and then vanishes leaving the palette cleansed. Definitely refreshing.

M: Loads of prickly carbonation help this beer from feeling too thin.

D: This beer is easily drinkable and it's very easy to have more than one or two in an evening. The alcohol content is lower than most other Belgians making it easy to enjoy several. Definitely recommended to those that appreciate the style (977 characters)

Photo of HopHead29
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Saison Dupont becker

A-Beer has big white fluffy head that leaves thick amounts of lacing. Color is a pale gold with very active carbonation.

S-sweet malty yeast with a faint fruitiness

T-zesty lime, followed by a mild tartness, finished with a bit of a dry pepperyness all with a grassy yeast background.

M-light and smooth (340 characters)

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93 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.