beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on 1/28/2012. Bottle # 2986 (9/28/11). This saison pours a medium orange gold from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention. The aroma is fruity, sweet, plums, spicy and hoppy. A medium to full bodied saison. The malts are fruity and semi-sweet. The plum flavors are prevalent, but not overly sweet. The hops are earthy and herbal. Nice carbonation. The plum flavors mix and match well with the hops. Smooth taste. Very easy to drink. A nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, dry and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and plumish.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle -
This might be one of the best beers Hermitage makes. I’ve yet to have to 2012 Almanac, but the 2011 was really tasty. Aroma seems much more complex than the flavor. Aroma notes of plum, black pepper, raw sugar cookie dough, with some citrus zest hanging around. Flavor notes of rose petals, plums, black pepper, light banana and just a hint of funky/acidicness. Very, very nice.
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brew, rating from memory of many tastings, very good brew, this was their second offering as i remember. The plums add a lot to all aspects of the beer and make it more memorable.
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating uploaded. Clear yellowish golden with a white head. Banana and citrus aroma with Belgian notes. The flavor is like a wheat beer/Belgian pale/American pale. Grassy citrusy hops, banana, yeast. Medium body with good crispness. Nice one.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of yeast, herbs, dark fruit, citrus, and grass. Flavor of grass, pine, yeast, herbs, plum, and nuts.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of caramel and toffee character. The flavor is very similar with some caramel, apple and raison notes. Fairly fruity with a good dose of pepper from the yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
baraciisch (2065) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange tan in color... Aroma of plums... Flavors crazy complex... Flavor is plums, banana yeast, english pale ale hops... Solid
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Errl (1792) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye..Pour is clear gold with no head and some bubbles..NOse is sweetness, apples, grainy, earth,..Taste is light sweetness, apple, crisp, dry, very refreshing..what plums?
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear gold, lasting film of white bubbles. Nose is funky, apricot, light alcohol, faded hops, dried fruit. Taste of apricot, dry and chalky, dried fruit, golden raisins, light pepper, green pepper.
AskForJenny (1027) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.75l - Great color and lace. Flavor was unwieldy, seemed unnecessarily bitter, not sure where plum came in.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of Belgian yeast with some banana, coriander, and other spices, with a bit of other farmhouse smells with some hay and funk, and a some plums.
T - Starts off with some plums, Belgian yeast with coriander and other spices, and a bit of wheat. Through the middle, some banana flavor comes through with some farmhouse funk and hay and a touch of light citrus. The finish is a mix of plums, Belgian yeasts, some light citrus, and a touch of funk.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. The plum is a nice touch on top of the Saison base and adds some nice depth to the beer.