Saison Athene

Blimey – wasn’t expecting this! $8.99 for the 750 mL corked and caged bottle at Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Huge pop on opening wih some great gunsmoke – a good sign! Nice presentation, enjoy the label(s).
Pour is SOLID in the Duvel tulip. Cloudy, honey pour with a great head (superb retention) and some solid lace.
This IS a FLORAL Saison – no doubt, but it pulls it off superbly. BIG floral notes are followed by the same in the taste. Light, and without real funk, this is an different beer but is absolutely delicious!
An amazingly mellow feeling comes with the brew. Nice alcohol and a creamy mouthfeel come together in a marriage that is perfect. Summer drinking comes to mind, but this beer goes beyond that to another level of satisfaction – VERY, VERY impressed. Alcohol kicks in too.
Finish closes with some herbal, bitterness – beyond simple white pepper. This is a tremendous beer. WOW!

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12/20/2008
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bottle
ABV: 7.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 5
Total: 4.58
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