Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable and excellent for a mistake! Nice yellow color with a soft head. Aroma is musty and of citrus. Very spicy finish.
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The pour is a cloudy golden color with a large white head that settles down to a more manageable layer.
S: Just about as good as it gets for a Saison aroma. Tons of yeast, spice, and fruit. A mild bread sweetness with some light straw notes. Tons of apples, lemon zest, pears, and maybe even a little candied citrus peel.
S: A nice lemon zest, orange peel, and straw player to open it up. A touch of sweet melon, some bready malt sweetness, and just a light bitterness. There is a fair bit of yeast flavor and only a mild spice note.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: one of the best Saisons I’ve had. Tons to like about this beer.
Newk (299) - - SEP 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a light gold color that is a little murky. Loaded nose with various spices, grains, tangerines and a lot of fresh citrus tones. Great medium/full feel with lots of depth on both the nose and palate. The palate is just as complex as the nose. A great beer that never disappoints
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best beer I had the entire first night in OKC. A nice spicy belgian blonde/saison? A very nice spiciness throughout. Quite tasty.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.
Appearance: Light gold with sparkling suspended yeast. Huge foamy stark white head that leaves a great deal of sticky lacing.
Aroma: Very fruity, sweet and tropical, with banana, citrus and peach. Some pepper, clove and light tartness.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, but much drier. The fruitiness (banana, citrus, peach) is still apparent but the clove, pepper and spicy hops are more dominant. Light lingering tartness enhances the flavor and complexity.
Palate: Highly carbonated with a crisp body and an extremely dry finish.
Overall: Just an outstanding Saison. The only one in the same league in my book is Victory Helios, but I think I had a Brett infected bottle, so maybe that shouldn’t count.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5220) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 Erik brought this one to the September 3R6P gathering. This was a lovely beer and one of the best in this style I have come across. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy yellow-golden color with a medium sized white head that left some lacing. The aroma was tart lemon, perfume, light must and brett. The flavor was tart, bitter and dryish with moderate lemon, apricot and peach notes and undertones of must, dust, brett and pepper. The finish was incredibly long dry and and tart with lingering citrus, must and pepper. Medium body. Excellent.
thornecb (4697) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white micro head with excellent retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Funk, lemon, yeast and mild grapefruit aromas. Crisp sweet caramel and yeast upfront turning slightly sour in the lasting lemon finish.
bmsulliv (199) - - SEP 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Tried again Dec 2013. Way sweeter, can taste more sugar than I remembered. Solid bodied, orange flavored farmhouse beer. Great as a pre-dinner drink while cooking
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium gold, bug fluffy white head. Tropical fruit and citrus on the nose, plus floral peppery spicy notes. Toasty grain, more citrus and tropical notes, and a mild citrus rind and resin hop finish and more of that lovely pepper. Moderate sweetness to start, but finishes fairly dry. Very good, nice complexity and very easy drinking.
radioscooter (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a fan of the style but got it as an extra in a trade, so - scooping. Was intrigued by it being a Boulevard effort.
Pours amber with tiny Belgian bubbles. Aroma is Belgian yeast and maybe a little honey. Taste is all coriander, honey, pepper and citrus. Strong but not overpowering. A little too much lemon, gets a bit sour and doesn’t sit well. Too carbonated, but again - maybe that’s the style. Good Belgian effort.