Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours hazy deep gold with mildly frothy off white head. The aroma is citrus tartness, crushed aspirin, a bit of apple and other assorted fruity notes. The taste is a bit earthy and mild funk goodness that grows into Brett like tartness. Midway it gets very tart and heads into the finish with a modest level of earthy funk.
Pailhead (5731) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of tytoanderso via trade
Bottle: The aroma is very floral with notes of yeast and brett. It pours a hazy gold with a decent amount of sediment and a large creamy white head. The flavor starts with apple and citrus along with some faint yeastiness. The finish has moderate floral notes along with some light brettiness. Light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap a few times at BCTC. Aroma of nasty dirty socks and mildewed wet dog. Taste is a little spice and sweetness along with some funk nasty barnyard haystack urnal. Myabe its just the older it is the more funky it gets. The younger one was very earthy and still funky but not as rotten.
That1Guy (2060) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crushed with Jakebra at the Colorado Springs Saison Festival. Spice, funk, citrus, grass, kinda rubbery aroma. Sour, yeasty, bitter, dry flavor. Unlike any saison I’ve ever tried, and the man gave me a bottle for free. Smooth, dry, original and definitely awesome.
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a very bright white and fizzy head.
Aroma is citrus with some slight spices.
the mouthfeel is dry, with a dry slightly bitter aftertaste.
The taste is tart with a good bit of citrus.
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the recent release pours a hazed yellow with a white lightly bubbled head. Nose is only slightly funky with abundant notes of citrus, yeast, floral and spices. Brett is ever so slight. Floral citrus yeast flavors that are tart, earthy , and have leathery hops. Slightly bitter that’s grassy and finishes dry. Nice brew, I can’t wait to see how this one ages out.
JaBier (5548) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Semi-opaque copper color with a huge white head. Aroma of sour fruit, yeast and vinegar. Sour flavor with some bitter yeast character and a semi-fruity finish.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 cork and cage. pours blond with big bubbly head. aroma is citrus with earthy tones. mouthful is a bit tart with big carbonation. this is lite on the pallet with a very crisp finish. very enjoyable.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Eugene sent me this beer and I can’t thank him enough. I crave funky light beers like this (except *this* is 8.5%). Just over 6 months in the bottle for this I gather. I had to get a peek at this beer early. The yeast aroma here is very pungent, sharp, invitingly like clean cloth and hay. The flavor is tart, sourdough bread, becomes a little orange juicy as it warms. Conditioned fabulously - islands within islands of diminished foam. Beautiful to look at in the very settled pour - I received this a few weeks ago and it has been sitting perfectly still, at 53 deg F - bright gold, radiant!
The only thing is that the flavor components are all raw, almost separable, a touch artificial. But here is really where I understand Eugene’s advice to wait, which I ignored (but understood immediately - you have to have one to age if you have the first one!).
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a huge off white head that left some spotty lacing. Tons of Brett in the nose followed by some citrus and banana. Flavor was also very Brett influenced with some citrus and farmhouse funk. A great brew, but I’m realizing I like my Saisons with a little more spice to them.