jredmond (4023) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at blind tiger, while abandoned by friends. Pours a bright orange amber body with deep haze and white lacing. Aroma is light - maybe some spice , banana and fresh hop. Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated, a bit too much, with notes of spicy yeast, fresh hop, and some additional floral flavors.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some orange, light bread, cantaloupe. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some spicy, light pepper. Light-medium body, light effervescence.
RoyalFlushing (299) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ StagsHead. Poured a light amber with a small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is a little weak with hints of bready malt, grass, Belgian yeast, and lemon zest. Taste is similarly dominated by malt, slight yeast funk, pepper, and citrus zest. Nice carbonation and smooth finish.
jrodooo5 (496) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper. Aroma is really lacking for me despite having a nice taste. Pretty smooth but nothing extraordinary to me. Solid but forgettable.
italarican (1046) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at some Brooklyn bar whose name I forget. Aroma of wheat bread, yeast, grass, and blueberries. Flavor is similar: bready and yeasty with some fruit, grass, and caramel malt. Not very saison like. A bit confusing.
tcane7 (810) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Memphis Taproomís Beer Garden. Pours amber, slightly cloudy, with off white head and lacing. Nose is spicy with some sweet malt. Well carbonated. Taste has some light fruit, sweet malt and spice.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: April 20, 2012
Source: Duckworths, Ballantyne
Appearance: hazy amber, fine beige head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, phenolic spicyness, sweet fruity esters
Flavor: sweet fruity and spicy flavor, light bitterness, peppery
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
BREWMUSKCLES (1991) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tastes like itís description and it does a good job. The berries give a nice piney taste that i enjoy with some juicy flowery sweetness and the bitter point of the pinecone flavors. moderate light grainy mouthfeel served nice and cold. lemon grass wafts in and out. with some nice toasted white bread for a little balance. quite nice
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A strange floral, fruity and slightly spicy beer of some kind
How: Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a very small off-white head
In long: Unusual nose showing unusual fruitiness and unusual floral notes. Strangely aromatic and I more intriguing than inviting. Taste is just as puzzling with tea, exotic fruits, flowers, red apples, dry wood, berries, soft candies, bread, white pepper, perfume notes. A medium amount of juicy fruity sweetness. Nothing rustic or well attenuated with this so called Saison. Basically Iím just listing a bunch of flavor elements because really Iím not sure what this beer is supposed to be or what itís trying to be. Not bad per say, but not something I care about having again. Iíve got two confessions to make: I always blindly order any beer with the word ĎSaisoní in it, and Iíve never told anyone you said ĎHií.
dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Barcade JC 1st Anniversary party. Poured a darker shade than I was expecting with an amber body under an average sized foamy off white head. Aroma had a nice touch of funkiness about it along with citrus notes, grains, light pepper, spice and orange. Super full foamy carbonation on this one along with a medium body and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of grains, light spice, pepper, citrus rind, lemon, and bread. Rather enjoyable but not amazing.
jstraw (1654) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerryís. Amber with big. flotsam, off-white head / Delicate nose of bread, malt, and spice / Light to medium body, smooth and a touch malty, soft carbonation, with great balance and moderately dry, bitter finish / Elegant flavors of bread, straw, lemongrass, juniper berries, honey, and grain spice / A lovely spring/summer ale.