BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear medium orange hued body with a large, bone hued white head. Aromas are malt forward, deeply toasted, biscuity, grainy, medium ester, some isoamyl acetate, a bit of spicy phenol, 4vg like clove, some nutmeg, and something else that I cannot place. Flavors are medium bitter, very toasty, moderate melanoidins. Pretty dry finish despite the malty character. Peppery phenol, neutral to bitter balance. Lingering tobacco like spicy/rustic dry quality. Lively carbonation, dry, medium-light bodied. Something odd in the finish that I cannot place. Pretty good overall.
Strykzone (4201) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is clear and cinnamon hued. A fairly big off white head has good retention. I smell farmhouse malts and yeast and they are both soft. Gentle fruit as well. A robust beginning greets the first sip and it leaves a harsh after taste. Alcohol is tasted. Some interesting fruit that I cannot well describe. A little spice adds to the interest. Too soon this became a below average saison. Not horrible, at all, though.
b3shine (3536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent golden orange with foamy white head. Smells doughy, yeasty, and spicy with notes of clove and mild fruit. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Tick-tock.
arondee (502) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orangey red color with a small white head that fades quickly. Aroma is fruity. Bananas, Belgian candied sugar, and a lagerish grassy smell. The taste is fruity as well with some banana, wheat, light cloves, there’s a bit of a Belgian thing going on here. This is a really good fruity, sort of light ale that I really enjoyed.
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Doug
Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma and flavors of ripe fruit, spices and earth, some sweetness
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rating #125. Hazy copper color with a off white head. Fruity sweet aroma, light banana and brown sugar. light toast and hoppy bitterness with a little more sugar sweetness. (2880)
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, big thanks to Doug. Big bubblegum aroma. Hints of spice, earthy, lots of sweetness in the flavor, finished dry. Meh.
MikeJslc (636) - USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, slight haze, off-white head. Aroma: caramel, bubblegum, banana, light spice. Flavor of bready malt, caramel, bubblegum, light spice, other light fruits. Sweet and fruity.
MarcoDL (957) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I understand Americans want to brew saisons as well, but they’re stil inferior to the Belgian brewers. This one is quite decent, but not as grassy, spicey and dry as the great original Belgians.
Theis (12136) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Beer Temple. Cloudy yellow - white head. Light tea spicy. Fruity. Light malty. Toasted. Citrus. Nice aroma. Soapy notes. Pleasant - a bit simple.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours clear amber witha thick off white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Clove coming out strong in the palate with caramel and Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Weird but not unpleasant take on the saison, if you can even call it that anymore.