Terminus (3486) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-purchased at Wine and Cheese Place Clayton, MO June 2012-pours lightly hazy bright orange with a lovely fluffy eggshell head that lasts the entire time of the beer. Nose is fruity, estery, phenolic, lite funk, but lots of esters here-banana, lite ginger, corriander. smells more like a big wit beer than anything. definately not bad.
Flavors take the shape of the nose-phenolic bright fruits, lite funk, lite sourness, with a very tart finish. perfect for the style. However, its a bit too phenolic for me to consider it in my top range of Saisons however, its definately solid. big slick body here with medium carbonation. I like the palate here- not overly carbonated like alot of american saisons. A tasty Missouri Saison!
jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Shared at Brad Fest 2012 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Straw, malty, honey aroma. Honey, belgian yeast, grainy flavor. Pretty carbonated. Average saison.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ B.R.A.D. Fest, courtesy of jcnielsen. Pours a hazy dull orange appearance with an off white head. Chewy, bready yeasty, white pepper, blood orange, a bit musty aroma. Tangy, tangerine/blood orange fruity, citrusy, well carbonated, a bit spicy flavor. Fairly high carbonation. Pretty average.
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear gold with a big, rocky white head that leaves some lace in the glass. Aroma of herbal and floral hops, peppery spices, sweet malts, bread, hay, and farmhouse funk. Flavor of floral and grassy hops, spices, bready malts, funk, apricot, and citrus. Medium-bodied, with a spicy, funky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another solid saison from these guys.
MrBunn (2643) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy straw color with lots of fizzy head and aromas of lemons and tropical fruit with a little light spice and grass. Flavor is heavy with light fruit notes... Apricot, lemon and under ripened peaches with a bit of coriander and grass. A little bit of a buttery edge is present early in the bottle, but it disappears or I became disabused to it toward the end. This is another very pleasant Saison and now I an off to slay even more unicorns...
italarican (1539) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Paul’s. Pours a clear goldish orange with standard white head. Aroma is a mix of sweet bubble gum and asparagus. Off vegetal flavor with burning ethanol quality. Musky and some wheat in the finish. Hmm...
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Musky with a touch of sage on the nose, very faint hints of lemon. Medium bodied, light musk and a touch of lemon, wheat and a bit of bitterness. Long musky finish with a touch more citrus.
jtclockwork (12846) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of lemon zest, saison yeast, citrus fruits, herbs, white pepper and spiced breads. Medium body.
vtafro (5907) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden orange pour with white head. Light spice, herbal ad earthy aroma tones. Spice, white wheat, and herbal flavors.
Patrickctenchi (5671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pourslight honey-gold with an off-white head.
Scent is initial vinegar and citrus sweet mix.
Taste is slightly banana and musty.
Soft and light with a slight bitter finish.