subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Strong aroma has a fruity and yeasty overtone, rather like a good hefeweizen. It pours a clear, dark brownish amber with a typical pale golden-tan head. Malty flavor has firm fruity and hoppy notes, with just a little bitterness and a hint of caramel. Smooth, edgy texture has good body and leaves a woody, slightly sweet finish."
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. amber with small head. interesting fruit flavor with some yeastiness. doesn’t seem like a traditional saison at all, but whatever this is, it’s pretty good.
merc7186 (2900) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours decently with a light brown/orangish color to it, a mild head and some lacing on the glass. The beer smells great with a good blend of banana, clove, citrus hoppiness, and a rye finish. The taste is decent with a lemon zest, citrus hoppiness and a rye finish...Im still waiting for the Saison portion other than the lemon zest. The mouthfeel is decent with the beer being carbonated okay, medium bodied, and a decent dryness. Overall, a decent blend of flavores but a total miss with the Saison portion of it.
nickel (977) - - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful color and aroma. Interesting yeast flavor, though, i would like to have more hops in it. Good belgian style beer.
bwa5879 (896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium ambery brown pour like applice cider, intensely cloudy with eighth inch of eggshell head that disappeared within a minute. Powdery sour aroma, white grape juice and saison, a bit of alcohol too. Low carbonation, mouthfeel average to buttery, finish a bit peppery with a slight bit of alcohol heat that numbs the tongue. Rye-y taste, a decent amount of ground black pepper, subtle but some melon and booze flavor. Nice saison with a favorable amount of rye/pepper flavor, would be better if there was more sour fruit taste though.
sinfull (1401) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with minimal head. Aroma of sweet malt , bread , fruits , yeasts . Taste is rich : notes of yeast , hop, fruits, dark malt. Medium body, low carbonation. Decent , interesting saison.
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olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle i think i got to this one too late. bit of a spice aroma. dark wheat pour. taste was just malt and spice
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 Vintage / Bottled in May 2011
7/28/2011: Avery Eighteen (A Dry-Hopped Rye Saison)... Aroma: Flat, just the slightest hint of anise. Appearance: Pale copper color, shiny; average carbonation; thin, crackle-top beige veil. Flavor: Wow, quite unexpected... Starts with a deep, subtle, somewhat meaty smokiness that rises slowly to the surface; light citrus quality in the middle followed a bit of oily, toasted rye malt; there’s a hit of sweetness right at the end and then some dry fruitiness that I would expect from the rye malt. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth and a bit slick; mild carbonation. Overall: Hmmm... Not really sure what this is as it is definitely NOT what I expected at all. That having been said, it’s good and perfectly drinkable, but definitely nothing noteworthy.
1 Pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (O.G. 1.069; 8.12% ALC/VOL). Rating #262 for this beer.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in snifter: Pours a cloudy amber with some floaties, small lasting fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of caramelized apples, strawberry, banana, rye bread, herbal and floral hops, juicy fruit bubblegum, dusty yeast esters and a touch of clove. The taste is pretty fruity and toffee based, heavy English Marmalade overtones. Some hop and yeast driven spicy notes along with the finishing rye and hint of noble herbal bitterness. The mouth feel is lightly lush and oily, moderate to light carbonation and a bit of the rye dryness. Overall, this has aged well and is enjoyable.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 2011. Bottle. Amber color with a white head. Malt, yeast, bread and grassy aromas. Good hoppy bitterness and a refreshing finish.