travita (3504) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. There is a pretty nice white head on the cloudy yellowish in color beer. The smell is tart, spiced, yeast, hops. The taste is tart, spiced, fruits, and yeast.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bounteous fields of golden grain and straw have been magically transported to my glass while lazy clouds float contently over her surface. A gentle breeze carries her bouquet of aromas to me as the sun shines magnificently from her distant throne. Spritzy and seltzeresque at first, it doesn’t take long for a playful banter of sweet and sour to busy my senses. Generous helpings of coriander and citric skins lead me to an orchard of white grapefruit, pineapple, whole lemons, and more refreshing citric acidity. A delightfully bright Saison. Tart and bright, just like her nose, white grapefruit, lemon and lemon skins waste no time introducing themselves. A touch of sweetness takes me back to the lemon drops of my youth with their sugar-sweet outer coating and tart lemon insides. Fresh oranges add to her juicy sweet nature while her dry tartness pierces the back of the palate. Her effervescence lifts and highlights St. Clair’s playful nature. One last flourish of sweet and juicy, tart and dry, lingering with a wisp of hay is the perfect farewell as we sadly part ways.
If all chophouses could brew beers as enjoyable as this, suffice to say I would eat far more red meat than I do now. I don’t see that happening here in Vero anytime soon, though, but should I ever find myself in Birmingham, Michigan, I will definitely make a point to stop by the Big Rock Chop House & Brewery to sink my carnivorous teeth into a succulent filet mignon while supping on a few of their fine, in-house brews.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to dmschefke. poured yellow with a white head. aroma of citrus, lemon, and some tartness. flavor was tart with citrus, lemon, cinnamon, and some other spice. light body with high carbonation.
blutt59 (5917) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, yellow color with tight thin foam, aroma of sour limes, flavor of sour lime and lemon, slight funk, dustiness
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A tasty and very tart Saison with a strong wildflowers character. Very good.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it from dmschefke. Thanks a lot Dave.
The look: Partially cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose of wildflowers and some kind of slightly funky cheesy yeast. Intense and interesting taste . A little funk. Unusual fruity character that I’d describe as pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe and tangerines. A lot of wildflowers. A little spicy (white pepper mainly). A few drops of sparkling ice-cider. The beer is very tart. Finish mainly tart with a little dryness. The beer loses a few points because of the after taste that brings back an undesired white sugar sweetness. Overall really nice. I drank the beer a few weeks after receiving it from dmschefke and I assume it was fresh because it did taste fresh. I’m a real beer geek, all my beers are fresh because of the my beer consumption habits and all my condoms are past due-date because of the same reason.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours opaque yellow with white head and nice lacing. Nose is funky, sour apple vinegar, and sour cherry. Taste is mild hops, sour that is non-descript, and has a lingering alcohol finish.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2010 Bottle at the brewery. Poured hazy gold with a thin head. Lemon citrus aroma. Yeasty notes with a light spice. Light dusty leather and barnyard in the back. The flavor had a mild tartness with a lemon citrus.
mar (4483) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. murky gold with no head. nose is slight funk with some spices. easy on the palate with a sour funky flavor along with some spices.
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber courtesy of dmschefke. Pours a hazy amber with a nice white head, Smells funky and spicy with some floral hints. Tastes dry and medicinal with floral finish.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to ogglethorp. Pours gold with a voluminous, open, sudsy white head. No lasting lace. Aroma has a wild yeast funk backed by a bit of caramel. On the tongue, starts off with a yeasty funk, somewhat tart, quite dry. The body has a lot of fruit mixed in with the dryness, mostly green apple, some pear and canteloupe, too. There’s some caramel flavor, too, which in a beer this dry comes off more cloying than it otherwise would. Very active, effervescent carbonic sensations on the palate, medium bodied, refreshing and enjoyable.