taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís almost there and the ratings just reflect that. Saison seems to be a temperamental style thatís tough to get just right. Hopefully this brewery will try again.
drjay44 (2705) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. 7.8% ABV per the label. Batch 010. Bottled on3/20/2014. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with extensive Belgian curtain lacing, over an effervescent, slightly hazy amber (SRM 9) body......nose is light colored fruits (pear, apple), moderate spice, light cereal malts, hints of herbal hops.....taste is slightly sweet with pear, apple tones, moderate toasted malts, leading to a peppery, moderately dry, slightly hopped finish.....mouth feel, light of medium body, slight alcohol warmth, good acid, no astringency, high carbonation, with slight creaminess. This recipe has been changed with the large drop in the ABV. This version is a very basic Saison. It could use more phenolics, particularly pepper towards the finish, and a larger ester component would be another improvement. A different yeast or a higher fermentation temperature would be helpful. On the positive side, it tastes good, and has incredible carbonation, which is spot on to the style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
ahimelfa (3) - - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely everything I want in a saison beer. Crisp light full of flavors of citrus and spice. Love love this beer
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Golden with small head. Fruity with moderate belgian spice. Unique.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellowish color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is yeast, citrus, pale malt, spices. Medium to light bodied, somewhat dry. Kind of off for the style.
sinfull (881) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange color , big off-white head. Aroma of yeast and fruits . Malty taste with similar to aroma notes. High carbonation , full body. Not my favorite but very interesting brew.
Caytinator (962) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy light copper color, hazy, no retention (good), lotsa head bubbles off. Bright fruity esters in the aroma, bright apricot, ripe peaches, taste sort of matches--rich, somewhat creamy body. Lotsa nice bitter aftertaste, appropriate for the style, very nicely done.
LuckyStrikes (2) - - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was one of the new bottles at my local haunt here in north Texas, and noting it was from our state capital I had to take one home. Dark golden pour with a good head. Citrusy smell-tastes thicker than it looks or smells-like a tripel...only almost. No one could deny it's Belgium quality. Although not spectacular, I'd drink again and love the fact it's brewed in Texas.
BucannonXC5 (910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 750ml (25.3 oz.) bottle
Glass: Fullerís London pint glass
From: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Purchased: July 4, 2014
Consumed: July 5, 2014
Misc.: Batch No. 009; Bottled on Feb. 3, 2014
Poured an orange, hazy color with 5-to-6 fingers of rocky white head. Average amount of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Excellent amount of foamy retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled green grapes, peppery spices, banana, caramel, citrus notes, kiwi, honey, wheat, green apple and grassy notes.
Taste was more flavorful than the nose. Got green apple, caramel apple, green grapes, kiwi, honey wheat, citrus notes, peppery spices, banana and slight woody notes.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Slightly fruity, abrupt finish.
Pretty decent for the style, but not worth the $11.99 price tag.
beastmaster (327) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gift from ma. Well carbonated, unlike other adelberts beers this cork didnt explode but did have a great head. Pour was an expected funky, merky, and cloudy brown color. Nose is yeasty and fruity. Taste the same.
heartofgold (2) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Never heard of Adelbertís, but ran into a bottle when wandering amongst the glass bottle minions that now define most beer sections in my area these days. You have to love this heyday of craft beer. I remember the heyday of the Internet -- in 1999, people walking by at the popular restaurant and youíd say "he just cashed out from coolidea.com and is now worth 100 Million" and we all thought we also had a shot at the gold ring.
Saisons are now in fashion, and this is a beer that makes me think of those days. The brand stood out -- understated, but with gravitas. When I taste this beer it is everything I expect from a Saison -- a bit of clove spice, a bit of earth leather funk, well carbonated, dry, extremely drinkable, and a great antidote to hops an malts that define many other beer styles. Whether or not Adelbertís will get the credit for this beer is up to the quality of their marketing and distribution and the rest of you.