thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle thnks to mora2000) clear light gold, fine white bubbles. Nose is wheat, raw grain mash, bit of creamsickle, stale fruit, cherry. Taste is a little better, spicy wheat, fruity, odd grain mash, slightly sweet and medium carbonation.
notalush (5626) - 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.
wlajwl (5394) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is spices and citrus, almost close to overboard. The flavor is citrus, light bananas, malts and tart/almost sourish finish.
joeneugs (5302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Berkeley Bowl. It pours a nice clear golden color with a fluffy white head. The aroma jumps out as fresh multigrain 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. I would’ve liked it a tad drier with a lighter crisper body, but this is a pretty decent drinkable Saison not being heavy or sweet. Nice.
heemer77 (5235) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The body is bright almost deep gold copper with a thick dense white head. The nose has plenty of funk and fruity sweetness like apples. There is also that smell of old library books, pleasingly sweet, not dusty. The taste is relatively funky at first, finishing with ashy wood notes. There is also some hay and a little bit of apple core. I got a slightly soapy hint in the finish. Decent effort.
dwyerpg (5225) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My wife loved this, but for me, aside from the quite nice and slightly funky aroma, I was simply whelmed. It’s quite sweet in the finishing notes and fairly dominated by orange throughout. Also some dryness in there that works pretty well. Not bad or great but good. Probably good enough.
RobertDale (4987) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, and spice. Taste is lemon, yeast, spice, and grass. Average Saison.
travita (4727) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The look is clear, golden in color, and and a good white head. The smell is yeasty, noble hops, florals, and decent. The taste is crisp, yeast, dry, grain, and ok.
rumproasts (4700) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. golden with small head. light bodied saison. mild flavor, some lemon/citrus, pepper and slight breadiness. it’s not going to knock anyone’s socks off, but the price is right.
ajnepple (4662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Dark golden, pale and cloudy with a fluffy white head that laces the glass. The aroma is yeasty and lightly tart with fruity esters, spices and herbs. Light to medium body with a crisp dry feel. Chalky yeast flavor, herbal hops, light spices and fruit. Kind of bland and watery. Lingering unpleasant finish. Meh.