Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Citrusy aroma with bready malts and a faint bit of cinnamon and clove. The taste is pale bready malts, citrus, plum, other fruity notes and a peppery hop finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - 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 Teller’s 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)
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Orange-amber with a small, sugary head. Bready, sweet aroma with a touch of citrus peel, clove, and a hint of earthy wood and must. Flavor is sweeter, with a spicy cinnamon, wood, and citrus finish. Medium body is well-balanced and quite spice-tingly.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to Auroracrisis. The first thing I noticed about this beer is that it was amber when I was expecting it to be yellow since it is a saison. The smell was heavy clove and was just not what I’d expect for a saison. The taste was more in line with my expectations, dry and spicy, not bad. Overall I would not consider this a good example of the style but I compare every saison to Dupont.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-10-2011 21:55:45
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Hay and grass aroma and taste with a citrus zest flavor and a sharp finish.
bhensonb (10692) - 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.
deyholla (6481) - 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.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a plastic cup at BBC. Soapy herbal tones. Medium bodied, toasty malt tones. Not perfect, but true to style. Medicinal, lemon grass action. Drinkable, medium bodied, not mindblowing, but fresh and clean.
ContemplateBeer (1493) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tried this at a local art festival. I am under the opinion that it is new. Aroma of lemongrass, banana and citrus. Appearance was translucent gold with white head. Flavor matched the nose, which really resembled a hefeweizen for me. Palate was creamy and bubbly. Not bad, though I am not so sure this is truly a Saison.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I know we’re not supposed to rate to style here, and I’m cool with that. But when I see the word "saison" on a beer label, it raises certain...expectations. If this were called an amber, for example, I would’ve considered it a pleasant surprise, and possibly scored it higher. But as a saison...not so much. The is some of the spiciness I was looking for, but none of the funkiness. As I drank more, I did enjoy it,