douglas88 (5138) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber generously shared by footbalm. Pours a very cloudy yellow with a medium white foamy head. The aroma is very different; huge tropical fruits, herbs, spices, stands out as powerful and nice. The flavor is similarly tart, fruity, pineapples, juicy and not dry as you might expect from a saison. Pretty damn nice.
MeadMe (1171) - Riverview, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: A pretty straw yellow color that exhibited a pretty pillowy white head when poured into my Maudite tulip.
S: There is a huge aroma of pumpkin pie spice in this one. After the hit of spice clears there are yeasty undertones with hints of citrus melded in. If those fancy candle companies in the mall could reproduce this aroma they would have a best seller.
T: Being a fan of Saisons I like this one. There is a strong spiciness about it with a nice marriage of lemon peel and bready yeast. I think I detect some hops in the finish.
M: This one is smooth with some carbonation. I would ask for a little more carbonation in the perfect Saison.
bhops (426) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours light gold, thinnish head. Aroma of beef, pine trees. We all agreed it had a flavor of cinnammon toast crunch, lactose. Medium mouthfeel. Surprisingly good, interesting beer.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden pour. Very sweet smelling aroma.This flavor is everywhere not sure where to begin. Citrus, grain, hops and much more, ii don’t believe it fits together well. This beer was alright but not sure it has aged well.
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks be to the Cheeseman. Fragrant nose with a ton of spice, mostly ginger and cinnamon. Flavor is a little lighter, with more spices. Doesn’t really show the age, but may be the spices hiding things. Still pretty good.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden ale with a decent head. Smell that beer spice aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Easy to drink.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Slightly cloudy golden coloured body with a thinnish white head. Aroma of grass and sage up front - very strong and overpowering, with some malt, hops and sugars that accentuate the aroma if you keep your nose in it while trying to mask out the herbs. Medium-bodied; Sharp pungent herbiness with oregano, sage and thyme thrown in the mix. A subtle coriander seed taste is in there with some malt and a bit of hops - but nothing else is noticeable due to the high amount of herbs. Aftertaste shows more of the same and the palate is left with herbal overtones and nothing else. Overall, this beer needs to sit for a while before drinking, and even then it still might not be good. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 09-July-2005 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle WoW has this ever improved. Pours a golden brown body with an off white head. Cinnamon, cloves, grams, v nicely spiced with a honeyard note in the finish. Reminds me of SH Cuvee but better. Awesome beer.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, cloudy yellow pour with an evergreen spice nose, head is slight, flavor is very much malty, cinnamon and graham crackers
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a white head that fades and a hazy yellow body. Decent lacing. Aroma is of cinnamon toast crunch, cereal, honey, cinnamon. Taste is honey, cereal, some saison yeast, a bit of lactose as well. Light carbonation.