kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold body with a small tight bubbled white head that retained as a thin wispy covering. The nose is typical "American" Saison, too much citrus peel and floral spices with not enough yeast influence or much of a hint of farmhouse funkiness. Heavy perfumy, herbal, and floral flavor that dominates the Saison base. Coriander and orange peel overload! Where’s the farmhouse character? A little too heavily bodied for the style as well with too much clinginess. Moderate fizzy prickly carbonation. OK to drink I guess, but the perfumy spices got to be a bit too much. Not exactly a classic interpretation of the style.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(BCTC, 12oz bottle) Medium white head atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, some pepper, clove, banana. Taste is medium sweet, banana, yeast, some pepper. Low carbonation, light-medium body.
Spab (2459) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a slightly hazy gold with good sized white head. Citrus, grains, and slight spice in the aroma. Citrus seems a little more pronounced in the flavour though still moderate with grains and spice also present. Decent refreshing beer.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at C’est What? (Toronto, ON). Pours a light honey color with thin white bubbly head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of spice, brett, flowers, clove, honey, yeast, wheat, banana, some caramel. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of brett, spice, honey, wheat, yeast, some light funk. Generally light to medium body with a pleasing sweet finish.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Hazy golden with a dense off white head. The aroma is estery, grainy with a touch of crackery malt. Perhaps a coriander note. Simple aroma. Fluffy body with a dry flavor. Mild crackery grains and a touch of honey. There’s a mild coriander like note and later noble hop presence, yet it’s restrained. Not bad, not good either. One dimensional.
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of sweaty, lightly oxidized aroma, a touch of black pepper and cheese. Light foamy cap. Thinnish flavor, poor malt definition, light hops. Weak backbone.
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from matt7215. Thanks again. Pours a pale orange gold with a foamy white head. It laces lightly. Aromas of spice and citrus zest. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is yeasty, earthy, lightly malty, and there are hot spice bits. Finish is more orange peel than anything specific, but the hot bits definitely persist. Gets a mite earthier.
j12601 (6611) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCTC. Pours a clear amber with hints of caramel and a thin white head. Black pepper and lemon on the nose. Light lemony flavors on a thin to medium body. Finishes with a light balancing bitterness.
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
came out a nice rusty orange. notes of orange zest, coriander, clove, floral, honey. very crisp, spicy, and a quick bitter finish. pleasant.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Volo. Pours a nice hazy light gold with a big white head. Aroma is on the orange zest cide and citrusy, but not overwhellmingly so- more of a thiriez citrsu than a dupont dry spicy character- some phenols earth and yeast but all light- seemed very clean. Flavor is doughy, good fresh pils malt, on the citrusy side againw ith orange zest, and even some valencia orange juice hints, yeasty with a lemon spritz in the end - light phenols hints of vanilla dn avery clean fairly dry finish. This was pretty solid actually.