redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Musty herbal nose with fresh grass aromas. Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Herbal citrus flavor upfront with white pepper notes, bread-like malt flavors, with a light citrusy finish. Very refreshing!
Jow (2407) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bling Tiger. Pours bright amber with white head. Tastes of caramel, toffee, pretty darn herbal, spices, and wheat. Pretty enjoyable especially compared with my previous beer.
blankboy (6400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Coles, Buffalo. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a small diminishing frothy white head. Aroma is herbal first followed by light hops, a touch of tart fruit and a hint of spices. Nice flavour, it’s herbal, fruity and lightly hoppy along with some grain and yeast. Average to medium bodied. A lovely beer, great stuff.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A saison is a really tricky brew, in my opinion. I thought Anderson Valley did a really good job with this one. The funkiness was definitely there in the nose and the taste. It packed a real punch, but saisons often do. A really refreshing brew totally worth trying!
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark yellow with a big foamy white head. Citrusy starburst aroma and taste with a candy fruity finish.
egajdzis (5487) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, lemon, citrus, toast, toffee, spices, and yeast. Taste of citrus, spices, light yeast, lemon, wheat, and a dry finish.
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Coles
Aroma pine, spruce, light hop, mild light finish. 6-
Appearance fine haze on amber, light fine white top. 3-
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Candy sugar, caramel, orange peel, citrus. Belgian wit like with slightly higher alcohol content. OK.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-12-03. Very lightly hazy golden yellow body, small white head and lace. 3+ Flavour is a bit odd, grassy hops, fairly bitter, sweet pale malt, odd floral character. Aroma is similar, odd floral, herbal notes. 6+ Smooth average palate. Dry bitter finish lingers. 3+ I didn’t pick up on the spices all that much, I wonder if that means they are mild or just out of reach for me today? Tap at Coles, Buffalo
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a large and fluffy white head that lasts and leaves good lace. Aromas are quite estery, pear, strong ginger, anise, chamomile, lots of phenol, spicy, dry and grainy. Flavors are of tangerine, fruity esters, peppery phenol, ginger and spicy. Bready malt character and very floral (extra spices added?). Fruity overall. Lively bubbles, dry, delicate, light and drinkable.
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Toronado SD: Poured a glowing hazy golden yellow hue with a thick inch of foam white head. Aroma is faint with a scent of yeast but nowhere near what I’m used to from a saison. The flavor is spicy with a funky strain that doesn’t taste Belgian like and almost tastes like an artificial imitation strain of yeast. There is a taste of some sugar candy yeast that gives off a bit of a fruity flavor of pear and sour apple, but nothing special to be excited about. It is a heavy on the spice though, and suggests ground clove, coriander, lime leaf, and pepper.