madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9th February 2013
Bruce’s Birthday Bash at the Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to the old boy Bruce. Light haze on this gold beer. Little white head. Light dry palate. Airy. Mild fine carbonation. Pronounced herby character with a trace of citrus underneath. Dry finish with a little pine. Okay.
harrisoni (13164) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Deeblo 30 th birthday. Can good solid saison plenty of character. god. bit clinical but a light saison
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours a light lemon yellow with a fizzy/creamy 3 finger white head. Aroma for some reason reminds me of thanksgiving turkey. Not necessarily dressing either. Maybe the gravy. Can that be cardamom? Well they do put it in stuffing. Strong aroma. Med body. Flavor is sort of earthy citrus. Certainly dry. Decently bitter. This is whacked in a good way.
Leighton (10421) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to The Peter! Pours clearish yellow with a fine, white foam head. Herbal nose, lots of white bread and dough. Light to medium sweet flavor with more white bread, herbs, white sugar. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Clean finish, more herbs and white bread. Quite clean overall. Some grassy hop bitterness. Solid saison.
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Poured a clear yellow color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and ginger, yeast aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour citrus flavor with a medium sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma has lots of spice. Taste is spiced straw, fruit. I think the spice is trying to substitute for the saison character.
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a hazy yellow with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of cardomom, straw, yeast and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, cardomom asnd light citrus with a smooth dry lingering cardomom finish.
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good one, on tap at Capone’s. Light lemon white appearance. Pepper aroma, wavy lace. A tasty grapefruit spice treat.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy straw color with a large pillowy white head. Bready aroma with notes of citrus, stone fruits, herbal notes. The taste is bready, spice, dough, spicy, herbal hops, mild fruits. Medium bodied, high carbonation, nicely balanced. Very nice beer. 6100th rating!
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, thanks to Peter for sharing this one.
Hazed pale golden with a thin white head that clears to bubbles at the edge.
Nose is spice, herb, grass, lemon.
Taste comprises pale malt, yeast, citrus, spice, a little less depth than the nose suggested.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dry in the finish.
Ok - drinkable stuff but far from being a great saison.