AndyW68 (391) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow pour with white head. Yeast and citrus hits the nose. Tastes of yeast, hops, citrus and coriander.
TheGent (611) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle held onto for 7 months. Really gorgeous glowing yellow color in a wide wine glass with bubbling head. Aroma is coriander and white pepper. Field of flowers and some fresh upturned earth. I think this would be an amazing beer to celebrate the start of spring with.
Jesterdeal (1042) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of tart vaporub, citrus, and hop. Pours blond. Taste is mild with wheat and funky lemon. Good, not great.
b3shine (2229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a hazy orange with lots of fluffy off-white head. Smells and tastes spicy and funky with a good mouthfeel. A great beer to introduce people to brett.
brystmar (455) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012. Yeasty funk, grassy, earthy, strong barnyard character. Yeast is the focus here, holding true to the traditional Belgian interpretation of the style. Definitely over-carbonated, pouring far too much head even 10+ min after opening. Give it a few minutes after it reaches your glass and it's fine.
One of the best regularly brewed American saisons.
dreadnord (993) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have two bottles of this, one is a 2012 bottle, the one I am drinking. The other doesn’t have a year on it, just a batch number. Pours hazy pale yellow with a good size white head. Nose is cloves, apples, bananas, grass and dirt.. The taste is sweet and the becomes fairly bitter in an earthy kinda way. I feel like this is to fresh and I may change my rating after tasting the older one. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, medium body and a long finish. Not bad by any means, but not what I was expecting from all the hype.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a large, lasting white head. Aroma is sweet malty, with some fruit, yeast, and bit of brettanomyces. Flavor has a backbone of sweet malt, with some grain noticeable, citrus, and nice offsetting hops, complex yeast flavors, and brett. Everything comes together very well; great beer.
VerticalBaconStrips (1896) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big ass thanks to savvy1894273165465151358 for the beer swap. Took me much longer to get to this than I assumed it would. 2011 - bopttle 10509*
Brilliant pour - glorious golden pour with a massive bright white pillowy head with a thick glass coating. Not sure if this De Koninck glass is equipped with an etching or not but either way it looks amazing in this glass. Lemon, orange and mild funky nose comes first, quite savory actually, belgian yeast base, wonderful citrus. After a longer sit there are candy-like cherry notes. I do dig that side of the complexity but this is not overly deep. Every refill gives a massive cap that settles slowly and perfectly. Gotta say the Pennywise tonight is fucking perfect. Bleg yeast, hints at US hops for sure. Orange, bite, alcohol early on and later when nearing room temp, light spice, like a coriander I think, slightly creamy on the edges, weak heat here and there. yea, i dig it. where does this sit? I dont know. the review took teh entire 750. now all i can think of is popcorn and butter. Poured in the sludge. I enjoyed this but I will admit as a non-saison fan this beer did nothign to sell me on the style. I really yhink that I have a hard time appreciating the style and I need a sit down wtih someone who loves it to usher me in better. good stuff 100% I don’t agree at all. Then again I don’t realy knwo how to nail the greatness of the style down. i do dig the citrussyy and light peppery lingers.
hoffrobert (176) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber. Large foamy head with big bubbles. Cloudy yellow in color. Bold citrus aroma. Taste is a bitter lemon. Yeasty. Finishes smooth and dry.
Fatehunter (749) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid two fingers of foamy head. Light to medium straw colored but cloudy.
Smells of lemon and spice.
Lemon flavor, but with a mild bitterness. There’s a general dryness to it, which is nice.
Crisp texture with a lightness to the body.
Pretty good, though a 2010 bottle I had a year ago was better.