rajendra82 (964) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The beer was picked as a part of the 4 bottle sampler pack with sweet tulip glass packed in, which I used for this review. The beer looked very hazy in the glass, with a three finger thick head, and a golden body. The smell deviated from the Saison mold quite a bit due to the use of grapefruit like American hops. There was some bubblegum in the nose, which I suspect was the yeast. The taste was expertly balanced between bold and delicate flavors,. There was a noticeable use of citric hops, and a peppery spiciness. But there was also a floral character, and some orange peel, and banana notes. The mouthfeel was airy, and light, with a creamy carbonation. This was one of the best American interpretation of a Saison,, Iíve had in a while.
manuelMTL (190) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thin head. Nose is mango and citrus with spicy Belgian yeast. Taste is tropical fruits, fruity esters, warming alcohol, white pepper and a medium smooth bitterness. High ABV. Great, full bodied Saison with a distinct hop profile.
alexsdad06 (6105) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample from notes (tasted again on draft). Pours a hazy yellow/goldencolor with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have ccitrus fruits, pears, some herbal and floral notes, biscuity malt, grass, grapefruit, funk. Decent saison I would have again.
ContemplateBeer (1612) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Ointment; lemon peel; light wildflowers; light grapefruit. Appearance: Cloudy light gold with healthy streams of carbonation; a frothy white cap that sustains very well. Flavor: Ointment throughout; very lemony; rosemary; dried grapefruit toward the finish. Complex. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Delightful beer; would be happy to have a few more bottles of this.
italianjohn (2399) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden pour with a huge frothy and rocky head with lots of sticky lacing .... Aroma of citrusy lemons, straw, some funk, spices and fruity yeast ..... Taste is of spicy and bitter citrusy hops, lemony and rindy with straw, some funk and a fruity yeast .... Has a nice bitter spicy bite to it and a very lively bite on the tongue .... Finishes with a dry bitter hop bite that lingers for a bit .... Solid saison
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy pale yellow with a huge white head. Nose of lemon and oranges. Tastes slightly sweet, bready, citrus, lightly malty. Well balanced. Iím not getting much funk or barnyard flavors. Finishes with a mild lingering bitterness.
Cimbasso (295) - - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Sampled on draught at the Marriott at the Anaheim Convention Centre. Light amber colour with a good, healthy head. Wonderful funky aromas with plenty of citrus flavours. Good malty mouthfeel with excellent lemon and grapefruit notes and with some spicy, peppery flavours coming through too. Earthy, farmyard notes as well. A really good American take on the Saison style.
HULK777 (425) - - JAN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice ale. Very belgique in aroma/taste. Yeast, fruit, well-balanced belgo flavors.
Ctplt777 (225) - - JAN 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is just a delicious beer. So much going on itís awesome. Aroma is sweet, bready with nice belgian yeast. Zesty and citrus. Taste is just out of this world good. You get that barnyard wet hay funkiness with a nice spicy, almost lemon tartness followed by the sweetness from the belgian yeast. Just a really awesome example of the style, I could drink this all day.
BillWyce (769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #714212-2. Aroma of citrus with notes of earth and biscuit, maybe a touch of black pepper. Medium body, mildly oily with a dry finish. A touch fuller in the body than expected. Flavors of citrus peel and a touch of honey-like sweetness. Stereotypical earthy note lies underneath, lingering in the finish. A spice note, maybe coriander, is mixed in as well. A very nice farmhouse ale.
nj_BierMaven (116) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour into a tulip glass, cloudy golden, well-carbonated. Yeasty citrus and grapefruit aroma, bitter with a dry finish balanced by yeast overtones. Delicious, thinking January in Northeast US is poor timing. Canít wait to have this poolside on a hot afternoon after a workout. Refreshing anytime though.