DYCSoccer17 (3301) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas. The aroma on this has a lot of banana and coriander present. Not really much funk or horseblanket esters, as I would expect. Light metallic undertones, too. Not a classic saison aroma, but I actually think this is decently quaffable. Transparent copper body with a medium, decently strong, off-yellow head with fair lacing. Starts initially with yeast esters including some banana and clove. Light dustiness present. Becomes a little metallic in the middle ("steam flavor"). Becomes rather herbal, pretty bitter, and quite hoppy to finish. Nice balance, and a unique take on the style. Definitely prefer this to your typical saison.
unclemattie (4129) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Deep bronze color. Beautiful pour, with taste white foam. Why does Anchor’s have so much flavor & character?? Aroma is very herbal, sweet toasted malts, and the obvious fresh-baked bread. Flavor had fruity esters, sweet malts, toasted barley character. Finishes with a little bitterness, herbal bite. Saison breadiness is definitely there . Sticky texture. Hardy bodied. Very gassy, light fizz, gentle carbonation. Pretty strong for a "Farmhouse" Ale, just right for a Saison. Should’ve poured this into a Duval glass. Overall, I’m not a fan of Saison/ Farmhouse Ales, but this one is absolutely fantastic. $7.49 @ HopCity. (3775).
Bullit (3970) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ In de Wildeman. Clear copper colour, white head. Nose is sweet malted, bubblegum, light fruity. Flavour is light malty, light sweetness, bit sugary. Slightly sweet finish.
radagast83 (4440) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange-brown color with a very large white head. Aroma was malty notes, caramel and a touch of yeast notes. Flavor was heavy caramel malts, spices, very weak yeast notes. Too malty and not enough yeast character - reminds me more of a malty British brown ale.
joeneugs (3118) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at The Olde Depot. It pours a deep golden orange color with a thick, creamy off white head. The aroma is sweet and malty with some apple fruit and a mild cinnamon like spice. The flavor is more apple and stronger notes of spice… a bit more peppery and earthy although I wouldn’t necessarily call this a "farmhouse" beer. Surprisingly, it has a very high bitterness in the finish that is characteristic of most Anchor beers (Northern Brewer hops?) Full bodied with more spices and bitterness in the finish.
Patrickctenchi (3441) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly cloudy copper with a short, light tan head.
Red apple peel aroma....yeast, tangy spices.
Flavour is a long-lasting, herbal bitter...
Yeast, fruit, malt....
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber with robust foamt white head. Medium mouthfeel with peppery notes and a bitter, bready finish. Earthy notes, apple juice flavors too.
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the wildemsn.
Thick creamy white head. Clear golden blond pour. Nice brew.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fancy squat 22oz bottle pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a thin near white head. The aroma offers up apricot, red apple, coriander like spices and plum. The taste is similar with smooth yeasty spice infused fruitiness. It gets more and more yeast Saison spices and yeastiness to midway as coriander and cloves and other spices continue to linger deep into the taste experience. Plenty of yeasty spices and fruitiness here.
swanmann (589) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice bronze color with ample, fluffy, tight tan foam, settling rather gradually. I smell lemon, grass, biscuit, and some barnyard funk. Semi-sweet, malty, bitter and twangy... I get some dunkelweiss aspects like the sweet notes and rich, roastyness, but also just a bit of a kick of acidic brightness. Hops linger for a bit on the tongue. I will attribute the mildly vegetal and unplaceable bitterness to the Yerba Santa. It makes for a unique brew, but I’m not sure it plays well with others in recipe.