Beaver (1390) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, bottled 5/2011. Pours a copper amber with a creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is spicy yeast with some bready malts and a little fruit (banana).
The flavor is earthy malts and yeast and a little old fruit with a bit of a zing from the hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall, an OK saison. I liked it better on draft.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangey brown color, small dissipating head, low carbonation. Aroma is bready and hoppy. Biscuit flavors and dry finish. Strange blend of flavors with noticeable Belgian yeast as well. Interesting and different but not great.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a nice white head and an aroma of cheddar, cinnamon, prune, and bready fig. Flavor is watery spiced bread, plumb, raisin, dark melon, and flowers. Average mouthfeel. Not bad but too spicy and too heavy for a saison.
Maverick34 (2453) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught from R&H. Pours a dark ambery,not your normal saison color. Mild head. Citrus & some full bodied fruit for a saison. Pretty good.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep amber, a little burnt copper, moderate to large off-white head, fairly nice lacing. Barnish nose, very strong Rye aspect... very strong. Musty, dank, barnish, and a whole lot of Rye on the tongue. Its a little too much as it tends to overshadow the Saison aspect. Fairly hefty body. Strong Rye lingers at the finish. Interesting beer, but would be better off if the Rye were a bit more subtle. Wouldn’t hurt if it was a bit sweeter, that is if the Rye was to be that strong.
crajun (1034) - , Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy light yellow pour with short lived billowy white head. taste/flavor was carbonation slight hops. good mouthfeel. Has a dry hop finish that is nice. much better saisons out there for the price
emacgee (4241) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours viscous ruddy copper amber with two fingers of sticky off white head. Very yeasty and ephemeral nose, floral and lightly peppery. Similar flavor, peppery with a citrus rind character and floral notes. Some hibiscus and pink grapefruit character. Medium bodied, not super dry. Tastes and smells like a homebrew and is probably higher alcohol and FG than it needs to be...
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Malty hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
daknole (10009) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel color. Aroma is lightly buttery, light hops, light caramel. Flavor is light on the spice, butter, wheat.
djd07 (4916) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a cloudy amber with a large off white head that leaves good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a sweet hop and floral and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with a dry malt and yeast. Very dry finish a good saison from Avery.