JohnGalt1 (1392) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mini growler picked up tonight at the Boise COOP.. Pretty cheap at I think $8ish.. Clean pretty standard spicy saison notes that remind me of light clove and white peppercorn... interesting mix of oat and wheat flavor.. ginger with warmth and something that I associate with grain of paradise??? Nice saison for sure but relies too much on the spices.
BuckeyeBoy (4945) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at boise CoOp. Pours out a golden topped with a nice head. Nose is sweet wheat some spice and a nice grain. Taste is more of the spice wheat.
KyotoLefty (8730) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bud. Orange, hazy, fine low head. Proper saison nose, grains, citrus, spicy yeast. Sorachi Ace-like flavor, though it seems that is just the spices, biscuits, oak, vanilla. Cedar. A bit too spicy, but crisp and good enough. Get rid of most of the spices and it would be great.
Brigadier (3470) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
This release doesn’t seem like it should work when you read the deScription but the outcome manages to twist a traditional saison into a unique American harvest ale. If it were bottled and widely available it could carve out its own niche easily.
Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy base and fresh pasty white head shine. Starch, wheat, and light lemons offset the scent of recently baled hay.
Flavor / Palate - Bright 7UP, lemons, hay, and fresh grass clippings emerge after just a few sips. The blossoming transition develops a floral aspect that blooms into a strong finish. By taking the saison and reinventing it Anderson Valley has left their own mark on the style.
willisread (1876) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Watering Hole. Pours a clear amber with almost no head. Kolsch like aromas with lots of fruit esters: peach, banana and some grape. Taste is very similar to a kolsch. This is not a saison at all I guess. Almost no carbonation as well. Very bland and simple kolsch under the guise of saison. Not a fan.
alex_leit (1574) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pale amber color. Aroma and flavor with a touch of acidity, fruit, pear and apple, wet cellar, malt sweetness and light sour apple. Like.
bubblehouse (1133) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good tasting. A little week on aroma but really tasty. Looks pretty dark as well.
crossovert (10657) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. An intensely spicy and herbal beer. Slightly soapy, coriander, mint, and anise dominate.
gschrade (969) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a off white head. Taste spice, citrus, floral. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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slowrunner77 (8990) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Nice bright and complex saison. English hops and rye up front. Just a little on the musty side. Wish all the new stuff from the last two years would show up in bottles - finally got a non traditional AV on tap