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2nd Shift Unicorn Killer Saison II-III

2nd Shift Unicorn Killer Saison II-III
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Saison with Styrian Goldings and Centennial hops. No spices added.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3566) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2012
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2012
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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2012
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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of lemon zest, saison yeast, citrus fruits, herbs, white pepper and spiced breads. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Golden orange pour with white head. Light spice, herbal ad earthy aroma tones. Spice, white wheat, and herbal flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6031) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2012
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. Not bad.

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