wedgie9 (1664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 6/17/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Wine and Cheese Place. Pours hazy lightly burnt orange with a very thick and rocky cream colored head that slowly recedes to rocky lace. The nose features a bit more caramel and bread malt than I am used to from a Saison, but there is a nice spicy Saison yeast character as well. The flavor is pretty much the same, with a nice spicy Saison character, but it is a little more malty with caramel then I like in a Saison. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long caramel malty and spicy Saison yeast finish.
ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Spicy aroma from the yeast was promising, but it all went down hill from there. This was way to sweet for me, seemed under attenuated. Lots of dark sugar in the flavor. Decent mouthfeel with some carbonation.
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch #5. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a big fluffy head that fades slowly to lots of lacing. Aroma of fruit, spice, bit of malt sweetness and citrus. Taste of fruit, bit of caramel sweetness and earthy grit. There is some fruity tart and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp and smooth. Nice balance. More fruit flavors emerge as it warms. Very nice drinker, much better than I expected.
Zymurgeist2 (738) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of a 750 bottle. Pours a nice hazy deep orange with white head and slight lacing. Slight must and esters with wet blanket. Disjointed esters and slight fruitiness. Dry champagne like finish. Tasty.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle... dark gold with a bit of orange, nice color, medium cap of a light tan head... dead nose, a bit of sweet flowers, a little yeast but unoffensive boring...taste is more of the same, not much flavor, a lightly sweet saison, sweet yeast, easy to crush at 6.5% but not for me, possibly a good beginner saison beer
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent for a missouri saison. Tart like a saison should be with a yeasty aroma and sweet finish. 5/23/2010
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 with batch 7 written on the label in magic marker. Pours an orangish gold with a big fluffy head and aromas of blegian yeast, grass and a little bit of lemon or funk. Flavor has quite a bit of cloves with a nice amount of orange fruitiness and a little bit of funk. Just a hint of butterscotch, but not enough to turn me off on it.
jandd1983 (1905) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of light malt and belgian yeast. The taste was slightly tart with coriander and straw.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. From batch 4. Poured a hazy orange color with a two finger white head. Lots of carbonation and bubbles in the beer. Aroma was citrus and spices. Flavor was spicy, citrus, lemon, and some hop aftertaste. Medium body. A very good beer. Better than I thought it would be.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SkyinBrian, Batch 5. Pours a very hazy dark gold. Big fluffy head that lasts. Nose is a bit of banana, lemon, white pepper and hint of phenol. Taste is pretty standard saison, light tangy note from the yeast. Bread, more pepper and clove. Pretty nice saison, though doesn’t jump out as exceptional.