markas101 (1745) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA. Fresh, yeast and citrus aroma. Velvety texture, very nice grapefruit juice with warming hops. Smooth finish, some lime bitterness at the very end.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Tank 7 Farmhouse Saison
Date: March 06, 2010
Appearance: hazy yellow, frothy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, sweet cereal grain, fresh hops, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fresh floral hops, nice balancing spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
kungfujesus (14) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour leads to nice strong head, initial smells reminds me of exactly what a saison should be. The first sip leads with good carbonation, and pear, and slight apple flavors which then take a back seat to the malt and hop backbone. The fruit lingers on the pallet with the malt and really finish nicely.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from Liquor World in Fayetteville. Pours pale gold with a firm layer of fine white bubbles. Generous spring-like aroma; daffodils, lemon, sweet peas, pine forest: the smell of sunshine and green things waking. Bright, full carbonation, minty lemon-menthol hop bite, a touch of clover honey sweetness on the way to a dry finish with a subtle earthiness. A bright, balanced and delicious beer, and one of my favorites in the Smokestack Series so far. I am very happy here.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2011 Bottle (BB 10/18/11). Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin), lightly yeasty (basement/cement), with notes of candy sugar / cotton candy, alcohol, bubble gum, lemon zest. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
As with Saison Brett, this is just not my idea of a saison. Too much alcohol and too sweet. And while the Brett version at least has some funky Brett character to make it more interesting (and is better balanced from more yeasty tartness), this is stripped down to reveal just how American in style the base for that was...crude resinous/green hop odor, sticky sweetness that lingers long into the finish, and prominent alcohol in both nose and mouth. It is extremely sad that this has replaced the regular Saison from Boulevard, for that one was vastly superior in every way. Not a terrible beer, mind you, just not a saison to me.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Pours a clear golden color with lively carbonation and a white pillow head. Aroma of sweet malts and some light spice. The taste is full of grapefruit and citrus, with very few barnyard qualities. Sweet, syrupy and lingering bitter finish. Seems more like a Belgian IPA. I doubt I would call this a farmhouse beer. Still pretty well made and tasty though.
llcooldave (992) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really soapy looking head with a cloudy amber color. Nice floral/spicy aroma. Almost like cinnamon and pine. Flavor is a decent malt with hoppy overtones and a minty aftertaste. Overall for my first Farmhouse ale, Iím hooked! Good stuff.
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cavie. Pours a cloudy orange with a nice white head and some floaters. Aroma is fruit hops, citrus, grapefruit, and yeast. Taste is about the same with some bittersweet notes in the aftertaste.
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Central Market in San Antonio. A citrus, yeastie aroma with some sweetness. Smells like a typical Belgian. A pretty sunshine yellow color with a medium white, frothy head. Some light lacing on the glass. Slight haziness with some sediment suspended. Beautiful carbonation with bubbles that dance from the bottom of the glass to the toplike champagne. Taste has a very bitter start, follow through and finish. Not what I expected. Very dry with just a bit of hidden sweetness. Very carbonated. Seems to lose a litle of the bitterness and gain more sweetness as it warms up. A decent attempt by Boulevard, but the Belgianís do it better! ;)
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange in color, hazy look, decent white head. The smell is very hoppy, fruits, yeast, and decent. The taste is some bitterness, hops, fruits, citrus, yeast, and spices.