jtclockwork (14587) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kyle. Pours orange. Off white head. Nose/taste of orange rind, spicy hops, lemon grass, yeast, honey and black licorice. Sweet mouth feel. Fullish body. Alcohol well masked by intense orange rinds and honey.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @GABF-pours yellow with an offwhite head. Aroma is sweet malt-rock candy, yeast. Taste is sweet malt-rock candy, yeast, some spice hops.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL at Campdown Brewdown. Large, off white, rocky foam on clear ruby. Great lace. Celery and tomato nose. Taste is super boozy and sweet. Hot. Wet mushroom and mold on the nose. Finish is all white alcohol. Ick.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4742-20120818] 1pt9.3 bottle. Malty whiskey sweet oak aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Boozy sweet roasted malt flavour. Full boozy body. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
douglas88 (8148) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Toby, you are the man! Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet sugary fruity nose. The flavor is spicy as you’d expect from a Saison, some dry yeast, a lively body, but the sweetness is too much, lacks a bit of balance and easy drinking that I expect from a Saison. Good though.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Palms. Pours with a hazed golden body and a big and lasting white head. Very nice lace. Aromas are strong with lemon, orange, pepper, yeast, alcohol and banana. Flavors are once again big, with lemon peel, some acidity, boozy, and somehow still somewhat dry (somehow!). Very floral. Light bubbles, with some acidity. A touch on the sticky side.
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 Draft at brouwers with Linh and Nhi. Pours a clear amber with light white lacing. Aroma is sweet Malta and sugar. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of booze, sweet malts and perfume. Ah!
Sledutah (6897) - Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Doug
Appearance: Hazy yellow with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Coriander, sweet malts and wheat
Taste: Sweet malts and spices
Not bad, but very sweet.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: An overly sweet fruity blonde ale. Meh
How: Bottle 750ml. Bottle #975. Consumed almost 1 year after the beer release (I’m assuming it was only brewed once). Bottle sent to me by Savvy1982, not your fault Kyle!
The look: Cloudy peach color body topped by a persistent creamy white head
In long: Nose is sweet apples, some phenols, dry grass, dust. Taste is sickeningly sweet, uber-sweet canned fruits (pears, peaches, etc) along with the juice they swim in, sweetened orange peels, some booze, refined white sugar. There seems to be something fun and maybe rustic happening with the yeast but the sweetness overwhelms everything. While attempting to drink this bottle I took a sip from the glass of the regular La Chouffe my wife was drinking and La Chouffe felt bone dry (and La Chouffe is really not bone dry). Just when you think that McDonald’s and country music were the worst creations in American history, someone decides to make a disgustingly sweet boozy 11% Saison and someone else record a Christmas country songs album.
Suttree (6010) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, vigorous carbonation. Loose white head. Smells sweetish, lightly sugary and spicy. Tastes sweet, way too heavy, and some boozy, spicy, herbal notes. To quote Photokut, tastes like you’re trying to drink incense.