Duchammer (49) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a golden yellow with a white lingering head. Aroma was a nice mixture between the hops and the phenols. This beer started out sweet taste and the biterness from the hops complimented the peppery notes of the saison. Nice saison!
eruizgarcia (189) - - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutely delicious. Great balance between caramel malts and flowery hops. Creamy pleasant palate.
czar (4128) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by fred82, thanks bro. pours hazy and bright yellow with a tall frothy white head demonstrating exemplary retention and lacing. pale slightly grainy and rustic maltiness, very spicy and fruity yeastiness, very herbaceous too - thyme for instance, some woodsy notes, fruits, flowers, honey, fresh citrus and grapefruit shine through. bright to average carbonation, light body - oily, dry grainy-peppery-herbal-citrusy finish. rustic. solid.
zickbeer_ye (239) - Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral light citrus and some banana and light clove. Foamy white head and light yellow orange body. Some citrus, spice and earthy root flavors. Smooth and crisp on the palate.
HellesBunny666 (147) - Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful golden color. Aromas of banana, yeast, bread. Very refreshing, slightly spicy, fruity, smooth. Funky.
miyauchi38 (168) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (413) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice farmhouse ale. Lemon like flavor and zest. Some earthy barnyard yeasty funk, but well done and balanced. Some Belgian yeasty flavors. Quite enjoyable.
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Roser (20) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance- cloudy, straw, gold. Big bone white uber foamy head. Excellent lacing.
Smell- fruity (banana) and floral aromas dominate, followed by some grass and a little bread.
Taste- complex with quite a bit going on (earthy, malty, spicey). What stands out is the bitter aftertaste dominated by grapefruit. Awesome!
Mouthfeel- medium, crisp, outstanding balance.
Overall- excellent!!! Not to be missed. A quality quaff.
GuamVice (67) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Boulevard tasting Room. Pours gold and very clear for a saison. Spice, bitter, malt, and alcohol are all incredibly balanced. This is a great end to a hot day.
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BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $11.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: May 28, 2014
Consumed: May 29, 2014
Misc.: Best by Aug. 14, 2014
Poured a golden, straw, semi-clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of pillowy white head. Good deal of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good amount of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Thick, foamy retention on the top of the glass all the way down.
Smelled a pleasant variety of notes on the nose. Got cloves, tropical notes, grape, kiwi, sour apple, sour fruit, sweet floral notes, caramel, honey, light banana bread and faint peppery spices. Pretty lovely.
Tasted not quite as good as the smell, which would be difficult anyway. First thing I noticed was the alcohol. Not as hidden as I would have thought from a Saison. Got tropical notes, kiwi, green apple, green grape, sour fruits, honey, floral notes, banana bread, caramel and unknown lingering Belgian spices.
Light body. Oily texture. Lively-to-average carbonation. Long, astringent finish.
I wavered between an overall rating of 3.75 and 4.00, but the latter got the nod. The smell was fantastic.