jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at The Bridge on 01/12. Pours a golden color with white head. Pear, apple, straw malty, spicy flavors. Nice carbonation. Good, spicy, fruity saison.
CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy hay-colored beer with a big foamy white head. Citrus aroma with some yeast. Light citrus flavor, but I don't get any pear flavor. Not very complex. Short hoppy finish. Not the best beer. Not terrible, but not worth the price.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Justin! Pours a hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Big white peppery, zesty citrusy, dry straw/herbal aroma. Somewhat juicy, white peppery, grainy/grassy, straw, a bit tangy flavor with a dry, peppery finish. Overall, not bad.
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle light straw color. Aroma of pear, coriander, biscuit, and light pepper and yeast funk. Tastes pear, light cereal, slight sweet orange rind, and a beautiful light pepper on the back of the palate. Amazing for the price point!
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8oz Draft A - Pours a beautiful hazy orange with a 2 finger little peach head S - Candyland, yeasty, funky, complex nose. T - Candied pear, earthy yeast, pepper. M - Medium bodied, sweet through out, spiced dry finish O - Solid Saison!
PhillyCraft (3143) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barcade, pours ultra hazy gold with 2 finger white head, not a whole lot of lacing. Notes were nice... crisp pear, saison yeast, apples, spice, sweet fruits, and a little orange rind. Medium bodied with a pleasantly dry finish. Nice saison.
thomas15 (681) - USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funked up pepper and yeast and light background fruits. Borderline gueuzey. Murky ass gold. White ring, foreboding in a good way. Very smooth fruit married to the goal product stille showcasing notable saison earthy yeast and pepper. Really fun.
mansquito (3297) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barcade, Philadelphia tap ($6) Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is fruity, with farmhouse funk and a light bit of spicing. Taste is a little bit sweet and a tad dry. Fruit flavors come out well. Not too hoppy. Nice body and easily drinkable. This is a somewhat run of the mill saison, but it was good nonetheless.
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz tulip at Martin City Brewing Company in Martin City, Missouri. The pour is a lightly hazed orange golden with a well formed one inch white head. Pretty in the glass. The aroma is primarily the clove and earthy yeast, along with straw and grass. The taste follows the nose, primarily the yeast clove notes, layered on top of a grassy straw body. There is a hint of sweetness, though it is decently managed. Pepper notes come out a bit as the beer warmed. The palate is medium bodied, slightly below average carbonation, and clove in the finish. Decent, straight forward, Saison.
Lukaduke (2061) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly pale golden color with a couple fingers of fizzy foam. On the nose its a nice blend of juicy pear, earthy yeast and a dose of peppery spice. The palate follows the nose nicely with a good balance between earthy saison yeast with light fruit coming through mid palate with some ripe pear notes. The finish is dry and spicy with lots of peppery spice.... good lingering finish.