deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Kyle! Pours a near clear (some sediment) orangish gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma is full of floral notes with a bit of light fruit and backing saison yeast and light grains. Flavor is similar with light fruits and flora with backing sweet grains. Not complex but drinkable.
NeoHippie2 (754) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Gross. Iím starting to think i just hate saisons altogether. Honestly this beer tastes like some kind of smoked canned meat. Seriously disgusting. I had to choke down the one I opened and pretty much beg my friends to take the rest of the six pack I had. I have yet to have a saison I have liked. Nasty.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Liquor Barn, Louisville. Darkish gold pour with a mild cloudiness at the core and a medium fluffy head. Hints of sediment and moderate lacing. Nose is softly grainy, with only a bare whiff of hops and spice. Medium body, slightly watery palate with none of the mild bite Iíd expect from the style. Flavors are fairly anonymous, with a dose of spice at the front and a generic yeast note dominating the middle. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish, but overall a forgettable entry.
LilBeerDoctor (3301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tellerís Hyde Park. Pours a clear orange brown with a very small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, bready malt, and jam. Flavor of Belgian spices up front esp anise, more Belgian yeast and bready malt. Super light and drinkable. 6/4/7/4/14 (3.5/5)
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beverages4Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy orange gold with a slight transient near-white head. Aroma is sort of fruity, suggestive of lightly earthy. Med body. Flavor is herby/spicy but not very farmyard. It has a certain tang, seemingly related to citrus. Quaffable.
Damico (2305) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The beer pours light copper with a small white head. The aroma is ver light with sweet notes. There are notes of yeast saison flavors to dominate, but still too light overall on a medium body.
Jabic (374) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: Peach, rosy alcohol, slight spiciness.
Ap: Cloudy pale orange - medium-large off-white head with good retention and a thick lacing.
T: Fruity up front, peaches, pears, and bananas - light toasted malt with some soapiness - finish is very short, with slight pepper notes and medium bitterness.
P: Medium-high carbonation - finish is dry and a bit watery.
O: Easy-drinking saison with some nice and classic flavors - a stronger finish would be nice.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of drfabulous. Thanks! A touch hazy, golden orange appearance with a fluffy white head. Spicy, mildly peppery, light barnyard, belgian golden ale aroma. Peppery, floral, barnyard, a touch funky, Belgian ale flavor. Ok.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lemon peel, coriander, and malt aroma. Amber color with small head. Lemon peel malt and strong bitter coriander flavor. Pretty good - very spicy.
HonkeyBra (3073) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found a six-pack in some random place in Kentucky and it was labeled Bluegrass Saison. Iím kind of perplexed how two out of staters could stumble upon this at some random liquor store while it has so few ratings but whatever. Pours a straw golden color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, lots of phenols, with some mild pepper in the finish. Medium bodied, fizz carbonation. Not a perfect example of the style but this is certainly drinkable.