Bulk_Carrier (3152) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a tulip glass.
The appearance was a lightly glazed over yellow color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated leaving some light stringy lacing sliding into the beer.
The smell had a nice sweet to grassy rustic/slightly earthy citrus hops roaming over light grapes.
The taste copied the aroma well being somewhat sweet and earthy rustic. A slight grassy grape-like quality leads into the aftertaste and only leaves a wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonated nicely, this one doesn’t really pound over my tongue but lightly roams smoothly over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty nice crushable saison that I would have again.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[7024-20150111] Can. White wine sweet grapes aroma. Clear, yellow orange body with a quick foamy white head. Lightly bitter yeasty flavour has a light fruity grape base. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
micmillon18 (37) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - The aromatics aren’t notably powerful but whats there is funky -- hay, honey, lemon, and some interesting cheesiness (think brie or Camembert).
Appearance - Beautiful hazy, gold. Fizzy, white head.
Taste - Lots of sweetness throughout; rock candy, honey, sweet cereals, spice (coriander?) followed by faint lemon and subtle bittering hops. Finishes semi dry, with lasting pale matliness on the palate. Bitterness becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.
Palate - Light bodied, lively carbonation. Semi-dry finish.
Overall - Quite enjoyable. I appreciate the use of un-malted barley, as it adds a sense of history to the experience.
jcr (2458) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Pale golden body with a frothy, white head, diminishing. Aroma of sour kraut, vegetables, toasted grain, raw grain. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly bitter and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not a lot of good things I can say about this particular can of beer. Off-flavors, raw, dusty grain, muddled.
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-01-12. Hazy yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Pleasant grains and cereals in the aroma, light Belgian touches. Relatively bitter especially as it warms up. Light grains and grassy hops. Average palate. Decent. Can shared by mds.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Balanced with nice spice, tartness, and earthiness. Not too sweet, not too dry.
Patrickctenchi (5430) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold, with a puffy white head.
Strong lemony yeast aroma.
Lemon, apple, light caramel malt flavor.
Sweet, rich, fruit and malt.....
Just mildly funky.
superspak (3960) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, straw, grass, light clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, straw, grass, light clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice saison style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours yellow with no head. Not a lot on the nose. There’s a bit of funk on the tongue but it’s pretty subdued. Finishes clean at least.
burg326 (5019) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a light cloudy yellow color with aromas of light hay, funk, some lemon, yeast and spices. Flavors match the aromas with some lemon and light funk. Solid overall and enjoyable.