dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale yellow with thick white head, decent lacing. Aroma of yeast, wheat, banana, and slight floral. Flavor matches well, but just adds up to a pretty boring saison that has been done a lot with nothing making it stand out as different. Drinkable, refreshing, but nothing I would spend another $7-8 on for a bomber.
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty decent saison. Much fruitier and less dry than the average saison. Peaches, citrus and bread.
boto (1760) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bomber: Hiding in the back of the fridge. This one pours a clear golden color. There was a small white head that lingered a short while. The nose is good. Earthy and grassy notes are the main items. Some spices with a hint of peaches. The taste is good. Very clean and crisp. Hints of citrus and peaches to the taste. Somewhat lighter body. Slightly spicy and just a bit dry. A very nice beer!
stumpyiliz (210) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peaches jasmine and honey. Predominant smell of honey, mead. Taste is jasmine spice peach on the back and and very meas forward. Amazing saison that has stood the teat of time at five years old.
thinp (21) - Kansas city, Kansas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Noticably hot and boozy. taste was big cracked pepper, spices, grassy, resinous and floral. Kind of a mess at this point
davey101 (564) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Random find in a store on a warm shelf. Bottled in May, 2009. 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.
A - Pours a clear light amber body. Two finger bone white head disappears quickly into some thin edging. Dismal lacing.
S - Bubblegum sweetness with a cereal like malt presence. Floral and spicy herbal finish. No honey or peaches but the jasmine is still going strong. A bit of wet cardboard oxidation on the end. Not great, but not bad considering the age.
T - Awfully similar to the nose. Bubblegum, wheat and cereal malt, jasmine flowers, white grapes, and just a nod towards oxidation. Again, not great but drinkable. Mouth feel is well carbonated and lively.
O - This beer has held up well given its age and questionable storage conditions. The peaches and honey are long gone which probably originally constituted a great beer. What we have here is a jasmine strong quasi-saison that is past its peak. While it is on its way down the beer hill, its still very drinkable and worth a try.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the September 2012 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with a medium sized foamy yellow-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was bread dough, citrus, grape, cider, pepper and was a touch medicinal. The flavor was faint sweet caramel, sourdough bread, lemon, orange, faint jasmine and a hint medicinal. Medium finish and body. Eh.
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden and Peachy in color. Creamy light head. Tastes of bananas, light fruits, and very light hops. Great night-time-summer-time beer...especially Michigan. Cheers!
PhillyCraft (2585) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2 years ago, pours a clearish orange gold color with small head and lacing. Aromas of honey, banana, orange peel, and spice. Taste is jasmine, peachy hops, wheat, and fresh citrus fruits. Very balanced and refreshing on the palate. I would like to try this one again if possible.
superspak (1912) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled May 2009. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, peach, herbal, honey, floral, clove, pepper, earth, and light yeast spices. Very nice aromas with good complexity, strength, and balance. Very pleasant. Taste of pear, peach, apple, herbal, floral, honey, earth, pepper, clove, wheat, and yeast spices. Slight funkiness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, herbal, floral, clove, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick, creamy, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a great saison! Great flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one (also enjoyed this one much more than the last time I had it a while back).
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
21st November 2009
Hazy gold beer. Softish dry palate. The combination of jasmine, peaches and honey sounds like a belter but the end result is a dry and slightly sweet beer with tripel like characteristics. A little fruity sweetness at the end. Okay but the weakest Avery Anniversary I’ve had.