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 (3073) - 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 (691) - 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 (9814) - 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.
egajdzis (5116) - 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 (1193) - 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.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I hope they bottle this. Spicy aroma with some grass and some citrus. Light body, with much spice. Spicy and hoppy finish. Lots of character.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
drfat at Coles, Buffalo NY. Apple, star anise, ginger, coriander with some Belgian yeastiness fill the aroma. Great flavor as some of the unique ingredients show themselves nicely. Ginger & star anise adda nice touch. Fuller mouthfeel. Noble hops add a fruity, perfumy touch. Nice saison