Ibrew2or3 (7050) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of HOPSHUNTER. Pours gold with full frothy off white head. The aroma has a touch of acidic sharpness followed by herbally spiciness, some malts, yeast and then brown sugar. The taste has a moderate tart wild yeast note followed by yeasty spices, a pulse of sweet malt and sweetened cranberry juice sliding toward a malty to grainy finish. The finish is soft and pleasing.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, batch #7101, courtesy of foppa28. thanks, mat! pours a hazy, bright yellow with a thick, fluffy, white head and light lacing. aroma is great, interestingly sweet for a saison, with sweet florals, orange juice, and pear notes backed by hints of clove, banana esters, and light berry with a bit of grass. flavor is very nice as well with dry, grassy hops, cloves, sweet banana esters, and light honey with dry malts and lemon zest on the finish. palate is medium bodied, crisp, and sweet yet still refreshing with medium carbonation. overall, a very tasty saison.
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille par hopshunter.
dorée brumeuse, blanche
arome, fleurs sauvages et citron, avec une disctinction sur une levure type saison, qcq epices.
goût, palais est épais avec un long finit citron, le niveau levure y est moyen quoique présent, termine sur une note épicée.
jake65 (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Golden pour with small strands of tiny bubbles, topped with a large and fluffy off-white head. Soft aroma of dusty florals with just a little citrus. At first sip the grapefruit is really pronounced, but it mellows with an earthy and floral finish. Creamy in the body with just a bit of spices and yeast in the end. From a fairly tame start, it really evolves as the bottle warms. Very nice.
swoopjones (6108) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2010, loved this beer. Please come to WNY boulevard!!! straw colored pour, lemon, coriander, dry hoppiness. awesome saison. seeking out more
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with frostyone. Pours a golden yellow and a little hazy. Nose is spicy yeast, some cloves, citrus notes, and some banana esters. Taste is full of Belgian spice and clove with some phenolic notes. Some citrus hop flavor. Finishes a little bitter and dry. Warms the belly afterward. Good. seems like a cross between a tripel, and a hefewwisen.
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft. Poured slightly cloudy straw color. Large white rocky head. As beer warmed, very citrous spicy notes. Some banana and apple. Flavor similar to aroma as citrous spicy notes dominated with little malt and hop character. Medium light body, highly carbonated. Excellent overall beer!
hotstuff (4230) - Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dash-In, Fort Wayne, IN. Small white head that mostly diminished, good amount of lacing, hazy body, and a yellow hue. The aroma was yeasty, sweet, flowers, grapefruit, hoppy, fruity, and a hint of spiciness. The flavor was floral hops, fruity, sweet, yeasty, citrus, and peppery. The mouthfeel was tingly and this is a medium bodied Saison. A Saison that is worth trying IMO.
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by someone at Sean’s, thanks! Poured a hazy gold with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had lots of earthy yeast notes with floral and citrus notes accompanying. Flavor was similar with floral and citrus combining nicely with a bit of grapefruit hops and the earthy yeast slightly less present.
mmmbeer (1251) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mL bottle served in a tulip- poured a moderately turbid and murky orange/yellow color, one finger white head quickly bubbled away from the medium carbonation, several frog eyes upon the liquid surface though. Aroma of yeast, spices, and earth. Hits the mouth with an even medium body, malt is very light, ALOT of spices come in the middle (pepper, coriander, and tumeric come to mind), finish is clinging at first, then a drying sweetness comes into play. They should have stayed with the one that they retired.