dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve had this a few times with large variations in taste, which I believe is directly attributable to freshness. I had a super fresh bottle, which I am going to make this rating for. Pours a nice pale gold to straw yellow, medium white head, larger bubbles. Aroma light of yeast, biscuit, lemony citrus, slight malt, and coriander. Flavor matches well and is extremely refreshing, enjoyable, but definitely not a hearty saison. It has saison character, but isnít a model for the category.
firstsip (174) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Brewery. Golden, thick body. Strong yeast on end for this one. Not amazing, but solid.
tectactoe (719) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: copper and amber body with a thin, white head that skims the top of the beer and is gone completely within a few moments. No lacing, no webbing. Aroma is herbal lemongrass, lemon zest, citrus spritz, orange zest, and some green tea leaves. A little bit of spice, too, almost like mint or clove. Taste is sweet up front with a decent balance of herbal-like hops, lemongrass, coriander, orange zest, and mild clove... Finishing touch of lemon and mild bubblegum... almost like Belgian yeast? Thin mouth feel makes it feel a little watery, not enough carbonation. Flavors are pretty good, just too light. Amped up a bit, this would be pretty damn good. Itís decent as is.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Golden with small head. I donít know if this is a blonde, but whatever. Itís light on flavor. Very light tartness and vaguely fruity. Eh.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a smaller sized head. Citrus, grains, and some fruitiness.
Blairgus (2218) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
19 aug 2013, bottle. Orange/brown and a bit hazy. Odd for what bills itself as a blonde. Nose reminds me of unpasteurized apple cider. This can't be good. Thin body and fizzy. Well, wasn't as bad as I expected. Astringent malt, faint apple peel. Still not good.
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chucklemation (175) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank from a bottle. Lacks a distinct flavor and does little to elevate itself from the likes of Budweiser and Miller.
Mittenator (887) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Reno's east. Hazy gold with a fruity aroma. Really smooth with fruit and light spices.
bpar73 (292) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy gold color with a small white head. Spicy coriander and orange citrus in the aroma. Coriander and orange peel flavors. Decent stuff.
ChiGuy68 (295) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured an orangish-amber with a white frothy head. Abrupt bitter taste with a bitter finish.
pablo951 (378) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had it out of a bottle, poured a hazy light amber hue, with a hoppy basement aroma. Head was thin, no lacing and the taste was tangy hops.