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 (1334) - 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.
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At first taste, this seems closer to witbier/Berliner weisse, light and bubbly. some spice and floral notes. Lots of yeast, sourdough aspects to this. some light citrus on the palate, short finish.
FSUScott (111) - Rome, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light cloudy yellow. Smells a bit strange...starts a bit like roasted popcorn if that makes sense. Bitter in the middle and finishes bitter. Kinda feels like their watermelon beer. Its not bad.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow, hazy with a quilt of bone whites. Smells nice with lemongrass, hay, grain, a bit of tartness, some floral tones. Flavor follows suite with a bit of bitterness, some herbal notes, some lemon tea. Full bodied with lowish carb. I like this beer, expected something half assed - good stuff.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Slightly hazy pale gold. Lots of spice (struck me as sage, but I guess it’s cardamom), light funk, very yeasty, light malt. Liked this a lot, but drank a few right out of the can, which probably muted the spice and helped make it more sessionable.
nimbleprop (5085) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pours a murky neon yellow with some thin, white head. Nose is all spice, coriander, keffir lime, but mostly just cardamom, a little herbal tea. Flavor has more balance, some malt, some straw, some grass, some lemon, a little herbal tea, but a ton of cardamom. Spicy, herbal finish. A bit too much spice for me.
beertholomeus (854) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Malt, spice, yeast, clove, fruit and hop aroma. Malt, spice, yeast, clove, pear, apple and biscuit flavors. Light body high carbonation. Fruit and malt finish.
jgb9348 (4816) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a large, three centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of spice, coriander seed, light bubble gum and heaps and heaps of yeast. Medium-bodied; Strong spicey characteristics up front with wheat, floral and perfumey hops and a bit of grass and herbs on the side. Aftertaste is dominant with yeast and the spicey coriander seed and white pepper notes of the belgian yeast - this is pungent. Overall, a relatively nice light-styled winter beer that shows some nice components of the yeast, but perhaps too much so. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia on 06-January-2014, courtesy of Kevin - Thanks!
jw0406 (801) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
32oz growler pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of light spice, citrus, cardamom. Light bodied, little to much spice for, but still pretty good.