jrob21 (3303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can from a recent trade. Falls a little flat and unassuming. Looks good but tastes not so much. Light yellow color with a big white head. Slight lemon and grassy hop flair but I mean very slight. Aroma is a little more apparent with a yeasty wildness. Finish is a touch bitter with some herbal notes.
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very mild aroma, yeast, malt, mild bananas. .. taste with some more spices... not bad for a mild beer
paintedmaple (654) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding Saison...wonderful barnyard and fresh cut straw flavors with a spritzy yeast nose, and a tart dry finish. Oh to be a French farm hand!
AdamChandler (4187) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow 1 finger creamy head. Nose is loaded with Saaz hops, a touch of pine needle and spicy french saison yeast. Hmmmm. Quite watery, a lot more spicy than I’d prefer a saison to be and slightly astringent at the finish. Falls short..maybe it’s to style but it would go well with a burger or a camping trip but I wouldn’t buy again. sorry guys.
AirForceHops (5661) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz. can from Binny’s, Lincoln Park. Seriously cloudy gold color with thin head in the snifter. Nose is lots of grassy hops and wheat. Flavor is mild with some yeast, mild spice and tart lemons. The body is light and flimsy. Texture is dry with a grassy finish. Not much Belgian character. This is a grocery store beer, drinkable but don’t buy a whole 4 pack of it.
jkwood04 (5161) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, pale and cereal malts, and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Nothing special.
Also - This doesn’t affect my rating of this beer, but this has to be said. The craft beer industry has reached a sad state when microbreweries are sending cease and desist orders to other microbreweries. Focus on making a better beer instead of what breweries have beers that named similarly to yours. Is it jealousy that your recipe is not as good as their recipe? You’re not helping your beer sale more or anything. You’re only making people resent you. Make better beer, not lawsuits. Cheers bro.
Brigadier (3470) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Grand Rapids (MI)
This is a respectable saison although I think not one I would go back to. With so many other options in a tough market this one does not stand out enough. Even so a can or draft will introduce you to a well crafted distraction.
Aroma / Appearance - A bright golden base harbors traces of carbonation. Slightly spicy mud, dewy woods, and lemons meld with a yeasty foundation. Also present are the typical smells of fresh hay just laid down in a barn.
Flavor / Palate - The spice that dominates the first sip transitions to a lightweight bitterness after a few seconds. Next the yeastiness rises up to give it some nice depth. A laid back finish is gentle on the palate. This is actually a bit of a weakness as towards the end of the pint it gets to be forgettable. Overall though it has a nice consistency that merits at least one try.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, pours bright golden, aroma is nice and spicy, taste is nice and refreshing, a nice spice with a good floral back bone, a nice offering
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque straw gold. Mild, funky nose and taste. Easy drinking. Good, but seems like it could be funkier.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2014 Can: golden apple juice color with a dense shade of yellow, mild chill haze throughout. Big, soapy, bone-white cap shows decent retention but poor lacing. Aroma is very farm-y. Musk, cheesy funk, & damp wood are joined by light apple skins, thick yeast, and bready malts. Kind of timid for the style, but seemingly balanced, although I’d like a little more fruitiness or spice. Taste is full of funky apples, lemon zest, white grape skins with light cheesecloth, faint, spicy esters, and a hint of barnyard. Doesn’t quite stack up to some of the other saisons out there, as it’s rather quiet & light, but there’s still nothing inherently wrong with it. Decent, refreshing beer that just needs a little more "oomph".