edgallow (2012) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 750ml bottle pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of citrus and yeast, nice beer
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 Refreshing yet funky. Acid, bitter taste. Nice body, carbon, adstr. Matches the style pretty fine.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with about a finger of white head. Aroma of grapes, citrus fruit and a little farmhouse funk. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Farmhouse funk, Belgian sugar and a lot more citrus hops than I was expecting. Medium-full bodied with a thick yet slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long citrus hop finish. Overall, very good. A lot more different than I was expecting, but very good. I wish I would have got the 750ml bottle instead of the 12oz.
seymour (1414) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Tasted on tap and from bottle within two days, tasted identical. It poured a cloudy, light golden color with fluffy white foam, long-lasting with excellent Belgian lace. Stronger American hops aromatics than a "true" Saison, but very nice. There are nonetheless distinct Belgian yeast characteristics: fruity esters and pepper/clove phenols. Complex grainbill flavors: mild malts, some toast, wheat?, a little caramel, and lots more fruity and spicy Belgian-ness. Light-medium body, no trace of the high alcohol percentage, high carbonation, slightly metallic/Champagne-like bite, crisp and refreshing finish. Multi-layered and delicious.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy straw yellow in color with a big íol foamity foam foam. Yeasty, peppery and tad citrus like. A very well made saison but for some reason, the more I drink it, the less appealing it is to me.
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice stray colored yellow. Notes are spicy with peppery, citrus, hay, and earth notes. Taste is of spices, nicely toned bitter hopes for a little kick, wheat and alcohol notes. Nice solid beer.
AirForceHops (3129) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Purchased at Table and Vine. West Springfield, MA. Cloudy golden color in the snifter. Steady carbonation. Nose is tons of barnyard and hay. Taste is light fruit, yeast, grass and just a little hop kick in the end. Very simple and straight forward. They hit the mark with this one. I have enjoyed every beer from this brewery and I am inspired to try more. At $9.99 a bottle itís a good buy.
Niko100 (1979) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, rich citrus/floral, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, citrus, fruit, and pepper; Finish is dry; Fairly high carbonation; Overall, very tasty saison.
leeswagerty (1) - Rogers, Arkansas, USA - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Just a dang good saison. Citrusy, slightly funky, a tad bit of hop bite. I think I can smell banana and some sort of spice. Slight alcohol taste‚Ä¶ but itís actually complimentary.
Donít pass this one up‚Ä¶ I sure donít. Always get a 750ml bottle once a month. A go to saison!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JulienHuxley (3019) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks to jleblanc! Hazy and quite pale yellow pour with frothy white head. Aroma is very peppery, lots of lemon peel, citrus, slightly yeasty, grain and fresh spicy hops. It smells super fresh and crisp, really inviting. Taste is of fresh grain, saison yeast spiciness, decent bitter hop finish, very enticing. The palate is a tad on the sweet side for a saison, but not much really. Good strong carbonation makes this beer really enjoyable. Although recognizably american in style in comparison to itís belgian counterparts, this saison is amongst the best I have had so far - truly delicious and now a permanent want.