ClarkVV (5568) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 can at Tasty Burger, 1/16/14
Foamy, off-white head tops a clear deep bronze body. Moderate to low retention.
Thankfully it’s not a spicebomb in the nose, though nor is it particularly farmhousey. Sweet malts are somewhat tempered by the spices and light yeast phenols. Medium strength of aroma.
Bready, lightly citrusy and with pale malt sweetness that is moderately well-attenuated, the flavor is a pretty straightforward American-style saison, replete with an authentic and enjoyable cardamom flavor that isnt overdone. Aside from that, though, complexity is pretty low, with just some peppery phenols and a bit of hop bitterness. Moderate carbonation, lightly watery, soft-textured body with no alcohol noted.
luttonm (4486) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz in Washington. Bubbly white head on rich yellow. Standard soapy yeast aroma , taste is soft wheat, clove. Alright beer
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a cloudy yellow with thick white head that lasts awhile leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong yeast, clove, and banana. Medium mouthfeel with light citrus and clove with light dry finish. Good.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light yellow/gold with a fizzy white head. Aromas of fresh grain, spice, and yeasty esters. Flavor is snappy and bubbly. Grain, lemon, spice, and a dry finish. Nice stuff
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can from Dutch’s. Thanks, Chris! Pours a hazy, pale gold color with a big, rocky white head that laces the glass. Aroma of lemon, funk, florals, coriander, bready malts, and wheat. The flavor is the same, with some herbs and pepper. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a spicy, spritzy mouthfeel. Good saison.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Can at home - Nutty coriander, earthy parsley and sweet sage, wet grains, and a little sulfur rounding out a classic Saison aroma. Bright and crisp, refreshing session ale, glad to see a well made Saison as a seasonal release.
baraciisch (2800) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at AoB in Sac.... Hazy Orange pour, aroma of grains, citrus... Flavor is a nice balance of citrus, earthy grains and spices... Very sessionable Saison
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unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Yellow/ hazy white. Aroma of spicy florals, big herbs and spice. Full flavored wheat character. Herbal hops with additional herbal notes. It’s a good beer for a quiet night. (3950)
novice101 (308) - - JAN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light fizzy yellow with a white head that sticks around, smells a bit spicy with some hop character, taste the same nothing sticks out too much from this beer. Fairly average
JDBaker11058 (1836) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: very light yellow, with active carbonation jets and a short, fizzy bright white head. Aroma: spicy and herbal, with grass, caraway, coriander, allspice, and of course cardamom (strongly), with some warm citrus and light cracker notes. Taste: typical saison (good) with stronger-than-typical herbal and spice character, a bit of sourdough bread and funk, and some spritzy citrus. Finish: lightly bitter, slightly dry, herbal, and spicy. Notes: Pretty good winter saison. The extra cardamom did somehow lend a bit of a cool weather taste to the otherwise light-bodied beer. Nice. Cool can, too.