Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Rob at July 4th hotel. Snifter. Pours an orange color with a thick head and some moderate lacing. Aroma of spices, light fruits, funky Belgian yeasts, and barnyard. The taste was light apricots and pears, Belgian yeasts, a little funk, hay, cereal and spice. Crisp carbonation, light and refreshing. Funky, almost tart finish.
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. As springtime saison(confirmed as same). Yeast, spice, herbal, Belgian aromas. Flavors are light, yeast, spice and fruit toned.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle.
3.25 A: Moderately hazed yellow brown color. Three fingers of foamy white head. Retention is about average, but leaves no lacing.
4.0 S: Dry with a huge herbal component. Chamomile, hay, dirty earthiness. Not much fruit, but hints of lemongrass. Very nice nose here.
3.75 T: Pleasantly sweet, which is a bit surprising given the nose. Hay, lemongrass, earth. There’s a touch of cracker component to the malts as well.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Just a touch of creaminess.
3.75 D: Very nice beer. Super drinkable and balanced.
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DavoleBomb, Nov 30, 2014
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange with apricot colored edges and a frothy, two finger white head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Very good retention for the style with large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Floral, perfume like aroma with zesty spice, bready yeast, bubblegum and sweet citrus fruit. Not much of a farmhouse/saison yeast character with only subtle musty funk. Smells more like an American wheat beer. Slightly mineraly with some pepper and clove followed by the wheat, yeast and orange peel.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a zesty spice presence up front that lingers over subtle funk, bread, bubblegum and citrus zest into a slightly dry finish. Again, the saison/farmhouse character is faint with only subtle grassy, musty funk. Feels more like a wheat beer with peppery clove and coriander followed by a strong bready yeast character and prominent bubblegum flavor. Some lemon pith/citrus sweetness towards the finish but that’s pretty tame as well. Not all that interesting or flavorful but at least it’s easy to drink. Not a very good interpretation of the style in my opinion.
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 22oz at restaurant : description is very accurate. Golden small head lots of carbonation. Belgian funky aroma. Fruity wine like taste.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with orange highlights and a small, fizzy, white head that’s gone in a flash. The aroma features herbs and spicy phenols. Full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is all about spicy phenols and fruity esters flanked by too much hop bitterness. Why don’t we just take this farmhouse yeast strain that everyone (except Fantôme) seems to be using for their saisons and alter the grain bills so they are heavier on wheat and lighter on barley and whala – a bunch of Belgian and French farmhouse hefeweizens! Meh.
tsd08460 (657) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: barnyard, clove,
Appearance: pale, hazy, frothy,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, fizzy, bitter,
Pailhead (6275) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of tetctactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, light sweet tarts, apple, and faint yeast. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a two finger white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thick ring. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate citrus and light yeast. The finish has light-moderate orange peel, apple, faint sweet tarts, and spice/pepper. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Clear amber body, really nice clarity with a soapy, fuzzy off-white layer of foam on top with a nice collar along the glass. Aroma is estery with some Belgian yeast notes, faint white wine, tart green apple, & just a light touch of cotton funk. Taste is a bit spicier with some clove, phenols, estery spice, & a moderate medicinal tone. Slight grassiness. Touch of gummy yeast, toasted bread, & a bit of farmhouse in the finish. Small touch of white grape. Semi-wet finish.
Jeffsayyes (51) - - NOV 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought at a beer store on a trip up through Virginia. Completely opaque, a bit sour, a bit chalky. Doesn't really inspire me to go back to Virginia. A million small bubbles.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GTAEgeek (1790) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, from my secret Santa. Dated 10 April 2014. Cloudy, light yellow pour, with a big, bubbly, off-white head. Big banana aroma, with lemon, pear, riesling, cloves, and white sugar. Very sweet, with a light funk, and just a touch of bitterness. Medium to heavy body, sharp, bubbly, and a little dry. This is an excellent saison. Very complex and layered, with great fruity, yeasty, and (just a little) hoppy aromas. There’s a lot of residual sugar here. I kinda wish I’d let this bottle sit a few more months.