mobster07 (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 m,l heavy duty, bottle. Funky aroma reminds me of taking a whiff of a jar of green olives followed by s hint of clove and tangerines. Aroma transitions nicely into the flavor with a subdued green olive thing and the above mentioned spices. Finishes slightly sweet for me but a very good effort, definitely a unique saison.
DTM (747) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Bier Stein in Eugene, OR. Poured a golden yellow with a small white head. I was slightly disappointed with this one. It was dry like a champagne, but had an odd sour flavor. Not bad, but could have been better.
timfoolery (1067) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Bottle Shop in Eugene, OR. This looked excellent in the shop, and I was looking forward to drinking this limited edition brew. However, it failed expectations. Refreshing brew and kinda sour. While I tend to like that, it didnít have any backbone. Well brewed, but a let down.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(750ml bottle, thanks dickinsonbeer) Cloudy lemon yellow body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, lactose. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, lactose, lavender, flower, bread. Creamy medium body with low carbonation.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1st annual Shenandoah campout. Pours a fairly light strawish gold with a hazy look and a decent lasting pure white head. Aroma is earthy, phenolic (in a bad way)_, doughy almost baby fod like, dirty diaper hints, sweaty, herbal and DMS laden. Doughy, cream of wheat malty flavor, herbal and grassy- astrinngent, more DMS, creamed corn and some cabbage. Finish isnt as dry as I had hoped either. Meh- this was a pretty big let down.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, #134, sampled at the 1st Annual Shenandoah Beer Throwdown, courtesy of Dickinsonbeer. Thanks, Paul! Pours a hazy, golden color; good off-white head formation with solid retention and glistening, fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of funky yeast character, yellow fruits, bananas, and overripe fruits in the aroma; quite pleasant, dense, and funky. Average carbonation. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy overripe yellow fruits, intricate yeastiness, bread, and Belgian sugars; definitely overripe, but quite generous and funky overall. Medium finish: breadiness, toasty malts, Belgian sugar, and bananas.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample provided by Styles. Clear pale body with a medium sized white head, fading. The nose is apple juice, bread, honey and pear. The flavor is apple pear and doughy bread. Medium/light body is thin and watery with soft carbonation.
TipsyMcStager (1120) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at CapFluís with about 20 other beers that I barely remember. Sour, lemony wheat aroma. Pours pale yellow with a nice white head. Raisins, grassiness. Sweetish finish. I rated it high but who really knows how good it was.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dusty gold, Smells grassy and a bit fruity, but itís in general rotted, mustiness kind of smells like garbage. Some fruit in the flavor and some nice hops, but not generally that pleasurable.
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Sampled at the Post-Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 8th, 2007. Large white frothy head with a cloudy yellow and unfiltered body. Nose of citrus and vanilla. Smooth creamy malt with active yeast base and spiced mint.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, brewed at Jantzen Beach, sold at Belmont
Opaque yellow, whispy head. Aroma of yeast, pear, fresh malt, marshmallow. Sweet and spicy palate with pear, mango, light pepper and coriander seed. Sweet, milky character. A very cool interpretation - distinct and definitive, and not just another ginger/coriander Belgian masquerading as saison.