Gription79 (1632) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at the brewery. This is a solid saison. There is a phenolic yeast character. There are some floral notes, a form bitterness, grainy, and some astringency.
mrhoppy (902) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Basically ginger beer and not a Saison. At least not of what I have experienced. Girly beer. Yuck. It is unbelieveable how many bad beers I will try to get to a great one. This ones is pretty bad.
ChainGangGuy (4132) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Served up a hazed, golden-amber body with a medium-sized, creamyish, white head.
Smell: A mingled, mixed aroma of waterlogged spices atop the base malt melange.
Taste: Initially tangy, but also a bit sugary. Slightly grainy. Some appleskin and apricot fruitiness. Some perceived ’heat’ from the ginger, a little anise, too. Slight bitterness. Remains tangy, vaguely fruity until the drying finish with some lingering spice.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: If I were to line up my saisons in order of preference, Mowkeef would be right near the end.
SSSteve (3390) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler. slight haze in a gold beer with small head. nose is mainly pale malt, not really getting any spices of other grains. subtle spice addition that brings forth an almost herbal, minty character which is confusing considering the spices are ginger and anise. i suppose the coriander is most prominent. palate is light, dry, crisp. nice beer.
Leighton (7176) - London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at City Swiggers, NYC thanks to Sander. Pours clear, dark gold with a frothy, white cream head. Toasty wheat aroma, lots of spices, grain. Medium sweet flavor, spicy, with light citrus, pumpkin, coriander, faint dry grass. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Faintly dry to finish with toasty malts, light grass, herbs and spices, some toasty sugars. A very enjoyable saison.
Travlr (8185) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pale uellow, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty straw. Taste is dust and white pepper, very bitter.
ben4321 (3027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Iron Monkey, 9/22/11
Aroma: This beer has a citrus, spice, and floral nose to it
Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange color, with a lasting white head, and medium lace
Flavor: The taste has some fresh citrus, sweetness, a little spice and light bitterness
Palate: The body of this beer is medium, it has a creamy feel, a soft carbonation, and a clean finish
I found this to be a very solid offering from Anderson Valley. The nose was a little dull, but overall, this was some good stuff.
mansquito (2569) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barcade, NY tap ($6): Pours an orange color with a white head. Aroma is saison funk, fruitiness, and dry hops. Taste is fairly standard for the style. Taste is also fairly typical. Nice dryness. There is some light bitterness. It does have the farmhouse taste pretty much down though. Good, but nothing special.
italianjohn (2041) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden hazy pour orange tint thin white head light sticky lacing ... aroma is peppery (black peppercorn), sweet grainy malts, light apple and fruity yeast .... taste is light and of fresh fruits, apples, little spicy coriander, has a ginger and light peppercorn bite to it, grainy sweet malts ... finishes dry and fruity .... decent easy drinking saison
j12601 (5716) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at McMenamin’s in Philly. Pours a hazed amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Light musk, grain, wheat on the nose. Smooth, toast, light musk. Medium bodied, toast, light musk on the finish.