Headbanger (2748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle 1/10/10 (RSRIZZOS get together)-Pours a hazy golden with a decent head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and coriander. Taste was dry with some fruit and spices. This medium bodied brew did not remind me of a Saison. It was not bad but a bit dry. I agree with MONZA and what he said. Still a nice brew.
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed with Honkeybra at GABF. I miss the Brett, but this is still a very decent saison. Still very complex with a neat rubbery flavor that is not unpleasant at all. Very full bodied as well. A aight saison.
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best on tap but the bottle is certainly nothing to shake a stick at. Aroma has way more going on than a "normal" saison- lots more citrus and zip. Soft, creamy, not quite one finger lingering head. Begins with more fruity esters while the hop bitterness fills out the middle, balanced by Belgian yeast and typical saison flavors. Light on the tongue, probably from the perfect carbonation, but full flavored and complex. Nice dry finish that begs for more. If you are at a bar that has this on tap and you donít get it, well, youíre just not thinking straight. 99 taps and iím drinking Tank 7 again. On tap at Barleyís, bottles at Gomerís Leeís Summit.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked bottle served in a Tank 7 tulip. Bottle conditioned. Lots of carbonation in this one! Poured a pale gold with a big white head. Nice aroma with lots of citrus fruit and some piney hops. Light to medium bodied with a spritzy mouthfeel. A bit phenolic, but not in a bad way. Some hop bitterness, but not as much as the aroma would suggest. Plenty of spice in the finish. Very drinkable.
Gregis (1276) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have sampled this beer at least 6 times on tap, but Iíve been too lazy to rate it. It pours a cloudy gold with a large fluffy, white head and sticky lace. Bright pale and wheat malt with sweet fruity and grassy hop notes in support; quite nice. On the light side of medium-bodied and softly carbonated with a mildly wheaty and dry mouthfeel at the finish. The flavor follows the nose with a nice softly grainy blend of malts and floral and grapefruit hops. I canít entirely quantify why I like this beer so much...I just do.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet and very fruity. Fresh peaches with apricot and cherry notes on top of a slightly peppery spiciness. Pours cloudy pale orange with a large head initially fading down to a swirly and patchy haze. Flavor is as fruity as the aroma with a light acidity, complementing the fruitiness. Very pleasant with a dry finish and light alcohol notes. Great balance.
MONZA (18) - Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve had some great Saisons, including Blvdís own, which is excellent. But this to me is not a "Farmhouse Ale" nor a Saison. There is far too much forward citrus hop, and a high bitterness, that the funk that is supposed to be there just doesnt come through like it should. This is more like an IPA with a hint of funk. Pauwelsí aim might have been a Farmhouse Ale, but it turned out to be an excellent "something else". Call it Tank7, but dont put "Farmhouse Ale" on the same label.
As far as the overall taste. Good. It has a very American citrus / pine hop mix. Nice balance of bitterness to maltiness, and just a bit of funk comes through the explosive dry hopping. Aroma is resinous citrine awesome. Straw color with great head. Slight alcohol heat is nicely balanced by the high IBU and maltiness. A nice barnyard / typical IPA finish. Overall well done.
beernbourbon (1214) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pour is cloudy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is light citrus, light hop, faint sourness, and light hay. Flavor is all saison up front with a very nice citrus hop finish. Itís like a saison mixed with an IPA. Really well done and very tasty.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. pours golden with large white head. It has aromas of floral hops, pine and grapefruit. Tastes almost just like it smells. Has a medium body with a bitter long finish. Decent but not great.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is yeasty, with notes of fruity esters, hops (pine, resin, citrus)...very earthy. Flavor is very similar, with the hoppy, earthy profile upfront, followed by fruity esters and yeast. Overall, the hoppy freshness was very unexpected, but quite delicious. More hoppy than most saisons, but still just as great.