mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Toronado. Sticky fruity apricot aroma. Light amber appearance. Bitter peach,apricot, burnt caramel flavor with some creamy orange .Long mild bitter fruity aftertate.
East2WestBlog (1) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Anderson Valley Saison is a fine example of a traditional Saison. The aroma had citrus and spicy notes. It is clear and golden with a more spicy flavor than a citrusy taste that went down smooth without any hoppy or bitter finish.
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From The Local Beer Bar in Eureka, CA. This draft pour was an golden orange with a white head and light lacing,. Nose of farmyard funk, with wet hay and some spices. Medium in body. Very smooth in the mouth. The flavor is earthy but no overly so, with a really complex medley of tastes including citrus and anise. orange gold with a white head. Aroma is lightly spicy/peppery citrus. Med . Earthy finish. Simply delightful from first to last drop.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2012 On tap @ Fulton Grand w Erica. Pours medium yellow with big head. Aroma is awesome: nice cutting funk with citrus and yeast. Just potent enough. Palate is surprisingly little citrus with a generous helping of yeast. Great example of the style without relying too much on zest/citrus. Crisp, refreshing, not too astringent.
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Turn Verein Sacramento Beer Week Belgian Ale Festival. Pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is lightly spicy/peppery citrus. Med body. Complex mix of flavors. Earthy. Gingery/peppery. Probably citrus. Maybe anise. Finishes gingery and earthy. Nice.
jjgmd (1225) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tap Global Beer Collection. Delray Beach , pours a burnt orange copper hazy color with a cream colored head. Nose is deep flavorful citrus, absolutely a great fragrance. Taste is yeasty almost with a bubblegum like taste, with some spice. Finish is citrusy and moderately long . A nice farm ale. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1182) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Global Beer Tap Collection. Pours a hazy orange copper with a tan head and strong aroma of citrus, fruits, and hops. Taste is of fresh hops, citrus, floral notes, bubblegum, and fruits with a dry finish. Nice, very drinkable saison
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, 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.
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!
jjuf1853 (1200) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at World of Beer (Tampa Palms). Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a dense foamy head. Excellent lacing along the side of the glass. Aroma has lots of spices and Belgian yeast notes. Lively carbonation and a slight tartness in the finish. Citrus and coriander flavor with a touch of ginger. Nice, easy drinking saison.