TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2006 swingtop bottle from Sam’s. Pours hazy golden with a nice white head that sticks. Nose is very doughy and bready, with some spices and yeast. Flavor is equally bready and spicy, but lacks in acidity to balance it out. A nice and sessionable saison, but perhaps not the best ager.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Footbalm. Slightly hazy, golden yellow, white head. Tons of fruity and floral hops, funk, musty. Aroma very fantome-like. Flavor has big musty funk, light euro hop skunk. Mouthfeel gets flimsy at times, lack of carbonation really hurts score.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20-Apr-09 (22 oz bottle: Purchased 20-Sep-07 for $5.49 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) More spicy than many saisons, flavors of pepper, orange rind, tart lemon citrus, apple, apricot, floral hops, modest breadiness, and plastic-like phenolics. Pepper and other spices in the nose, along with fairly prominent orange and apricot, plus some apple, lemon, and a touch of sour dough. Clean, spicy, zesty, mildly acidic on the light-medium bodied palate, with moderate carbonation and a refreshing nature, making this very easy to continue drinking. Hazy, golden in color, capped by half an inch of whitish head that settles to a thin ring and a scattered, dusted layer. Not a bad saison, and it’s held up well to 18 months of refrigeration. Very enjoyable.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Farmhouse Ale--2006 Brewer’s Reserve--USDA Organic--2006 16.9 oz. Bottle. 5.25% ABV. 24 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Saison. 2 @ $5.99 Each. Thin mild head. Clear thin bright rich dark gold color hazes orange with rich BC sediment. Mild hop fruit ester front. Thin mild Belgian fruit citrus refreshing body. Mild citrus ester hop spice end. Mellow easy to drink Saison.Aged Brew. Off? Ceramic Cap. Sampled 3/22/2008.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. The head was a few fingers high and reduced to a thin film relatively quickly. Smelled of nutmeg, ginger, and white pepper. Light bodied and dryish with moderate carbonation. I tasted pale malt, a bit of lime, and mixed spices. Not bad.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is cherry, honey, peach, and some tart. Taste is sweet and tart sort of a tea texture. Just a bit of roast finish.
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really becoming a big saison fan in this hot FL weather. Pours a hazy yellow amber with medium white head. Aromas of spicy malts and pineapples. Very bubbly on the palate with some spicy dried fruit notes. Very enjoyable.
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared at Butters Big Blowout. Hazy golden pour with small particulate and wispy white head. Nose is sweet and spicy, like black pepper and rose petals. Flavor is like a hefewiezen, and bitter lemony finish. with large carbonation and a tart ending.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Butters Big Blowout. Pours a hazy orange with off white head. Some cake floating around. Bready aroma with hints of citrus aroma, mild hop. Similar taste with carbonated bitter finish. Too much carbonation.
MmmcKay (1037) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, brown yellow in color. Faded fruit flavors. I agree that it isn’t very saisonish. . Not much farmhouse funk either. But not unpleasant at all. An easy drink. Just a super light ale
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Butters Big Cellar Blowout! Pours a white head fine bubble white head with a gold body. Smells of banana peel and some spice. Flavors of banana and white pepper. Nice carbonation and tartness.