pushkinwow (2062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Dresden. Hazy pale yellow with a generous slightly off white head that settles to a 1/4 finger layer of foam. Some yeast, light spice, peach, very mild funk with some soapy characteristics, alcohol presence, some citrus and bitter hops. Moderate carbonation and body, slightly bitter, becomes dry, with more citrus and hops, lemon comes through for sure, quite bitter at the end.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Leroy’s in Montgomery. Pours yellow golden with thick, frothy head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and light spices. Spicy, peppery taste. Easy drinking.
Braudog (5876) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at a bar in St Louis. Light golden orange/yellow, with a nice pile of white foam on top. Citrusy and yeasty aroma. Drinks with a grassy bite up front, but settles into a nice, continental yeasty beer for the most part. But there’s still a nice subtle bitter bite at the end that made me go back for more. Delish! (#4506, 2/26/2012)
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best by 3/31/2012. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 2-3 finger fairly dense white head with great retention that reduces to a nice lap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big lemon, orange, pepper, coriander, apple, pear, herbs, biscuit, and yeast spices. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of big grass, pepper, lemon, clove, coriander, biscuit, herbal spiciness, pear, orange, lightly tart grain, and yeast spices. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, grass, pepper, clove, and herbal spices on the finish for a bit. Fairly dry on the finish. Nice balance of flavors with nice complexity. Medium body and carbonation; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and very enjoyable saison; with good complexity and smooth drinking.
chicowv (463) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a hazy yellow with a thick white head and a huge column of CO2 rising from the center of the glass. Aroma is sweet and citrusy with some banana and coriancer present. Taste is spicy and smooth with a nice balance of light malt and citrus hops along iwth some nice Belgian yeast. Bubbly on the palate like chanpagne, nice fruity body make this a versatile brew.
SpringsLicker (3164) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemon yellow body that pours clear until the bottom of the bottle. Nice 3-dimensional head of white. Nice lacing.
Spicy fresh lemony aroma.
Lightly sweet, spicy and light. Lively body.
Refreshing, well done.
damzz (276) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a pure white longstanding head that leaves lacing. The nose out of the bottle is hops with slight citrus. Light/medium body with a slight maltiness. Hop bitterness is more than evident. Palate is characterized by a crispy driness followed by a lingering bitter aftertaste. Is there a way to make such a great beer with less alcohol. I know, why ask? Enjoy!
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4140-20111119] 750mL bottle. Floral fresh celery stalk aroma has a note of sweet cocoa. Murky, light yellow orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head and some lacing. Light floral celery notes continue in the flavour. Medium body is a little sour. Interesting. (9-/3~/7/3/14) 3.6
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VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a lemon yellow in color with a medium foamy white head that hung on to produce some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon citrus and yeasty... some herbs too. Flavor is very lemony/citrus... again with the herbal notes. Finish is mildly bitter with lingering citrus... Really good!!
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a big foamy white head. Nose is lemony, yeasty, bready. Palate is crisp, light fizz, filmy. Flavors of lemon, grass, doughy yeast notes.