badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of BDR. Hazy color with a large head, settling into a medium size. Aroma of soured hay. Strong, very strong floral flavor. Quite lemony and sour.
teorn88 (3015) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 75cl bottle. Opens with a small pop. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge white foam. Aroma is wheaty, grainy and funky with pervasive fruit notes. Pineapple and grapefruit are pretty obvious. Citrus too. It smells as if the saison took out most of the "off" aromas of lambic, leaving all the fruitiness and some funk. Awsome so far. Taste is funky and sweet-acidic. Barnyard and a little vinegary. Fruity and caramley, peaches and wheat. Some wood notes. Medium bodied and good carbonation. Cantillon lambic is 15% so the acidity in this one is not over the top and adds an interesting kick and a nice drinkability. Aroma and flavors are intense and fruit as no other sour, amazing.
jkwood04 (4173) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 12.7oz11.1tle in a tumbler. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, tartness, lots of light fruit and apples, and some floral hops. Flavor the same with some sweetness to add to the strong fruits and tartness. Average texture for this style. A pretty good beer. Edit: 11.1oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of sourness, some light funky notes, light oak, some light fruits. Flavor the same. A really cool beer.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale yellow with a thick white head. Nose is earthy hay, grass and barnyard funk. Taste is so much more sour than the nose let on. But this is a different kind of sour that I haven’t had before. Mild bitterness balances. Mouthfeel crisp and clean, with a long aftertaste.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Esperimento curioso ma non del tutto riuscito, risulta una birra contraddittoria e ardua da decifrare.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden with a big white sustained white head, nice lacing... Lemony very very tart, sweet tart aroma, light pepper... TArt sprees, lemony, dry, medium body, amazing flavor, great yeasty fruity Saison flavor then a punch to the face of brashness... Medium body dry finish... Awesome awesome...
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from motortoddhead...THANKS TODD! - Pours hazy orange amber with a huge fluffy off-white head. Lightly skunked on the nose with a sublte spiciness, citrus rind, lemongrass, and a dusty yeastiness. Tastes just like a saison blended with gueuze...damn. Has all that dusty yeastiness and light spicing with a nice building citric tartness. Dry as hell with all citrus rind on the finish. Tons of carbonation that fills up the mouth--bordering on too much, but it actually just fluffs the whole thing up. Tart and refreshing...man, this stuff is awesome.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1168 bottle; nose is hay, barn yard, brett whiff, little green apple acid, late mold, feel is medium, carb is heavy, taste is heavy grape, decent dry elderflower, then barn yard, sweet alcohol note
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a best before date of 07-2013 thanks to the brewers at Eataly. Pours with a hazy yellow hued body and a lasting, frothy white head. Aromas are of rich funk, floral, estery, orange peel with medium grain. Flavors show a mild acidity, medium esters, rich funk, strawberry and citrus. Bone dry, a touch thin, lively bubbles. Very tasty.
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light copper with a large white head. The aroma has sharp citrus, peach/nectarine, earthy yeast, must and lots of peppery phenols. Medium body that is very crisp with quite a bit of carbonation at the end. The flavor starts much like the aroma with the fruitiness, but is a bit sharper and biting. The lambic doesn’t really stand out, but I haven’t had the original version to see what changes it made. The finish has a nice lemony bite, is very peppery and quite refreshing. Very well made saison.