Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Fort Worth Central Market. Light brown pour with a white head. Aroma is hops, yeast, and rye. Taste is astringent, vegetal, nice hops, spice, and awkward yeast.
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting beer- I’m surprised by the lower ratings. I found this to be rather strong in the bananna nose/flavor. Its dark orange nearly like an IPA with less carbonation. Palate is thinner but the flavor lingers with a long lasting yeast almost bubblegum kinda thing.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear browny bronze. Huge light tan head of soapy persuasion. Perfumey and floral nose...not sure on whether i get any rye. Flavors again are perfumey and floral...5 belgian yeasts? Is that necessary? No, Never Never. The phenols are off the hook but at least they’re not overly sweet or chunky...nor are they overly banana-like like the yeast Stone is all wet over, but even so, way too much belgian floral phenols to make the beer drinkable. A little spicy kick comes out in the finish too...kind of a spicey yeast phenol and spicy hop thang combined..meh, Saisons should be light, refreshing, and if there’s gonna be spices or strong yeast phenols...they should be light and fluffy and complementing the idea of refreshment...not cumbersome and akin to a salad of flower petals....totally defeats the purpose of saison and shows that when it comes to saison brewing, these fuckers are stupid gay.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber-brown (quite dark for a Saison) with very little head or lacing. Nose is generically sweet with a little roastiness and skunk. Flavor is pedestrian and lacks the tart character usually found in the style, instead mired in brown sugar, light hops, and a touch of bland breadiness. Finish is quick and a little sticky. Not particularly good stuff.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO. This poured a pale red color with a thin ring of a head. The beer gave off a powerful aroma of Belgian-style yeast, and similar flavors followed suit. I usually really enjoy rye beers, but taste very little rye in this one; it is a lot more like an okay saison than a grain beer. It might highlight the offerings of other breweries, but pales next to Avery’s other fine offerings.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Sampled blind. Pours with a slightly hazed golden body with a large and lasting white head. Grainy, pils aroma with a hint of spice. Yeasty, estery, light spicy hop aroma. Baked bread. Tongue depressor. Flavors are grainy, grassy and lightly fruity (estery), bready, bananas, spice. Medium to noticeable alcohol. Malt forward.
jredmond (5841) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rattle n Hum with Linh. Pours a hazy brown body with no head and slight off white lacing. Aroma is light funky wheat notes. Mouthfeel is smooth - lightly carbonated with notes of funky wheat, dark fruit, and sweet fruity malts.
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a hazy amber with a thin off white head. Scent is malty, bready and sweet. Taste is sweet with a light bitter finish. Different and not that great.
Atom (1593) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber pours a hazy deep amber with a large khaki head, nice pop opening this one. Aroma of candied Belgian yeasts, cotton candy, bubble gum, and fruits. Bitter Rye and alcohol taste really taking over any other flavors here, malty. Spices and yeast more predominant as it warms but I’m still not digging the dry bitterness in this one.
dyetube (1247) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a rich amber with a medium off white head. The aromas are rye, musk, bread. The mouthfeel is slightly dry, a little malty and lightly bitter.