theisti (3211) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~14 oz Tulip draft at Bridger’s Bottle Shop in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a hazed golden orange with a well formed light tan head. The head falls slowly with pretty lacing. The aroma is herbal yeast along with hay. The taste is herbal medicinal straw along with a lightly sweet honey yeast finish. The yeast character gets really medicinal and a bit muddled in the aftertaste, particularly as the beer warmed. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with low carbonation and the medicinal finish. Nice enough, though not as crisp as I normally like my Saisons.
badhack (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better than their saison, so not sure why they didn’t mass manufacture this one. Typical anchor malt profile, zang, alcohol masked, yeasty. Nothing mind blowing but was well balanced, blended together. Nice touch using local ingredients.
Headbanger (3276) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.6 oz bottle 4/12/14 (Crown Liquor-Fishers)-Pours a murky light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of funk, wheat, and spices.Taste of the same with with a bad metallic taste. This light bodied brew is not bad.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NIce and quite refreshing too. Some fruit features and thick too. NIce bottle, differet from the other of the series.
M82 (275) - Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A softly hazed dried apricot body sits beneath a durable 2" tight off white head offering dense erratic lace all around
Juicy citrus initially greets the senses with tropical fruit merging in and green melon rounding and finishing out the fruit components, accenting and at times interjecting notes of evolving herbs and tea, an overtone of floral earth with a sweet bready caramel malt grounding the brew, all on a quaffable body on the light side of medium forming a sticky sweet and herbal finish with lightly spiced residuals, a lasting tack coats the palate offering sweet echoes of orange juice
22oz capped bottle code 3YQ served at 45º and warming into 15.5oz Stölzle Weinland water goblet
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Cloudy orange pour with a puffy white head. Lightly fruity and yeasty spice aroma. Flavor starts off fruity and sweet then dries out and moves to a lingering bitter finish. A bit odd.
PorterPounder (5451) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Atlanta, Ga - Tower Beer & Wine - squat 22 oz bomber. Slightly hazy, medium copper pour, thick sticky khaki colored head that leaves plenty of thick sticky lacing. Aroma has a hint of yeast, molasses and wort. Flavor is patented Anchor with it’s "house" yeasty taste. Pick up some light spicy notes, some ripening vegetables, a touch of clove, some bready notes permeate throughout. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Pretty solid.
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a an orange amber with a medium creamy head. Aroma of banana, clove, pepper and other spicy saison notes. Flavor of toasted malt, nuts, banana and clove with light saison yeast notes. A bit too tasty and not enough saison magic going on.
maley1 (770) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light golden amber pour with large off whit head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, slightly fruity. Taste of yeast, malts, citrus, slight caramel sweetness, and a fairly dry peppery hop finish. Higher carbonation, medium bodied, nice and crisp refreshing beer.
StefanSD (2111) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper-brown color with a small fine white head that has good retention. The aroma features esters, Belgian yeasts, flora and mixed white fruits. The taste is very fruity with apples, bananas, pears, mangoes and a bit of apricot. The malt base is a bit sweet with some caramel and is nicely counterbalanced by some spicy hops. The palate is light but effective for the style with prickly carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Decent saison.