BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to mora2000. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a retentive white head. Aromas are of peppery phenols, sage, black pepper, and plastic. Light apple esters, low malt. Flavors are dry, black pepper and a touch of vegital flavors. Lively carbonation with a dry finish.
That1Guy (1867) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy golden with a nice, white, frothy head. Earthy aroma, some grass and hay, with a bit of banana runts in the background. Flavor is more subtle banana esters, plus more of the earthy, grassy notes. A little too watery in the mouthfeel for me. Finishes dry and clean.
Brouwerij (883) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a finger of quickly settling white head. Some thin lacing. Aroma is mildly funky, musty, wheaty, with a hint of manure. Flavor is similar to aroma, funky, mild ctirus, with a bitter aftertaste that lingers. Very mild and disappointing throughout. Moderate carbonation, light body, and watery texture. A lacking saison.
BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottle. Semi-hazy golden yellow pour with a small white head. I wonder if this is too old or handled inappropriately - stale grass and cardboard cover up the yeast and wheat. Pretty lackluster if this is as intended.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a nice clear golden color with a fluffy white head. The aroma jumps out as fresh bread with some orange and spices. Really digging this grainy/malty aroma. The flavor is similar with lots of wheat and rye with a good subdued spicy, peppery finish.
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally found a bottle of this in the singles cooler at a local store - cloudy golden pour - head is initially fizzy, but it froths up nicely eventually and the retention is impressive - nose of earthy, lightly husky malts, dusty yeast, pepper, floral notes, mild banana esters - light to medium body, with moderate carbonation - lightly tart up front, but dries out quickly - light mineral/limestone - spicy/pepper phenols, especially in the bone dry finish - very mild plastic phenols, but not of the off-putting sort - mild banana esters late (I don’t taste them nearly as much as others) - this is quite nice - I really dig how crisp and dry it is - the nose has a couple off notes, but otherwise this is a solid attempt - I must track down a full six pack.
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a flat golden color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Light farmhouse style aroma; dry and dusty, yeast, light florals, and citrus. Flavor is maltier than expected and it compliments a grainy presence. Sweet, but not cloying. The yeast and florals remain too. The last lingering flavor is of bananas… not a bad way to finish. Sessionable.
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours clear golden with a huge white head and a fruity aroma. There is a light malt flavor that is a little fruity with a sour dry finish. Quite yeasty.
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, dirty blonde pour into thick, lingering fluffy white head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing. Clingy wafts of bubbly foam eventually melting down the glass into a pool of pillowy suds. Aroma of spruce, doughy wheat bread and yeasty malt. Initial flavor of yeasty biscuit and toasted malt that slowly fades into a banana-citrus finish.
thegreenrooster (3081) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a cloudy blond with a huge white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeast phenols with and odd soapyness. Flavor is yeasty a minor hop and grainy. Not enough of the Belgain estery, spicy peppery thing going on but it was kinda headed in the right direction.