rangerred (839) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a tulip.
Pours a hazy dark orange with some yeast particles. Humongous white head that takes forever to die down. Tons of carbonation in this.
Smell is quite fruity with lemon and orange. Maybe a tiny bit of funk but it is barely detectable.
Flavor is very citric and spicy with orange, lemon, coriander and clove, a very tiny bit of tartness. A moderate amount of sweetness before a chalky dryness swoops in and cleans everything up. Finish pretty crisp with some residual sweetness.
Overall, an ok saison but nowhere near its Belgian counterparts. Nice to see a US brewery try the style, though, and it is a decent attempt.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap pours opaque brownish orange in color. Taste and aroma of dried fruits and spices. Ends with a bit of citrus flavor. Kind of tangy
maxwelldeux (2916) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a fairly dark brown with a modest head. Sweet smell and floral smell. Slightly sweet and roasted flavor profile, with a somewhat soapy finish to it.
tmongoose (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft pours pretty much orange color with no head, aroma is of bananas and candy. Lots of carbonation though. Flavor is about the same. Banana and candy and some esters. Body is thin.
Patrickctenchi (2896) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 6-11...pours a hazy orange, fizzy, very little head.
Scent is candied orange, Flavour is acidic citrus,tart to the point of sour, maybe a little pear...hard to tell with the overly candied stickiness. A little pepper shows up, Overall, not good, just some wierd combination of sugary, tangy and...well...Bleh.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark gold with a thin white head. Notes of banana, sweet sugary esters, bubble gum, light phenolic spice, vloe, wheat, lightly chewy pale amlt. Medium bodied with moderate cabonation. Poor head retention for the style. Overall a decent beer, pretty much on par for a US saison though.
rondphoto (1448) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium amber with a good head and no lace. Pretty heavy for a saison, and unfortunately, has an unattractive spice-gumdrop flavor that takes over at the finish. Kudos for originality, but not for me.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle opens with some foam instantly creeping up the neck of the bottle and spilling out until I get my glass underneath. Pours hazed amber orange with a big frothy, rocky, craggy beige head that eventually settles after a while. Aroma of bread, some funk, floral hop, basil. Taste is lacking, mostly funky sweet with a bitter chalky finish that just seems to linger on forever. Body is medium thin with high carbonation.
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, bottled June í11. Highly carbonated pour, gusher - could be infection. Pours a golden yellowish with small white head. Smells sweet and somewhat citrusy. Taste is complex, but muddy and maybe under attenuated - has a lot going on - yeasty, bready, sweet, citrusy, orange, etc. With a bit of carbonation/infection control - there could be a nice beer hiding in here.
bluejacket74 (1177) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle, bottled in August 2011. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a mostly clear dark gold color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and thereís a decent amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The brew smells like light fruit (pears, peaches), Belgian yeast and wheat, but thereís also a weird off-aroma that I canít identify but I know it doesnít smell good at all. Luckily there isnít anything off about the taste. It tastes like peppery spice, Belgian yeast, pears and a bit of bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, and itís well carbonated. Itís certainly not one of the better saisons (or BBC beers in general) Iíve tried and I wouldnít buy a sixer of this, but for $1.69 a bottle itís worth a try.