Mittenator (1482) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Lansing Beerfest. Hazy gold with a medium head. Hay and some barnyard funk. Nice balance of the sour funk and citrus.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Golden colored with a fairly thick initial white head that quickly fades to a thin layer. The aroma shows tart lemons, grape, and an oak presence like you might find in a white wine. Tart and crisp flavors of white grape, lemon, a little grass, some white tea, and oak. Lightly hopped and light-bodied. The tartness is unexpected here; this tastes like a barrel-aged/soured saison. A little watery at times but still good and quite refreshing.
rondphoto (2472) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy straw with a full head that remains as a cover for the length of the drink, streaks of lace that drop back into the drink. Taste is typical of Brewery Vivant offerings: begins with wheat and malt, gives way to a sour fruit finish. I don’t know the brewery intentions, but sour fruit is evident in all styles I have sampled. It isn’t as offensive here as in some of the heavier brews, but I still consider it to be a distraction from what could be a palatable beverage.
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No thanks. Smells a little spicy and hay. Pours straw color with a white head. Taste is..... Hmmm.... eating straw with a hint of funk tied in, in other words, kind of like a bud aged on a bed of hay. I like the style, but this one didn’t deliver.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Southwater Kitchen. Pours hazy gold with a thick white head. aromas of yeast, fruit, grass and hay. Taste is slightly funky and vinous with notes of oak, yeast, lemon rind. Really vibrant bright taste.
kaser (3448) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this from a can at jake melnicks. Golden pour. No head. Grapefruit and sour taste. Medium body. Like it but not my style
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dry. Clean and crisp. Nice beer but a bit too dry. Light color.
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dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think that aside from a berliner, this is one of the most refreshing and easy to drink light beers I have had in a long time. The pour is hazy pale yellow with a big white head. The nose is straw, yeast, light citrus. The taste is medium high sweet, medium bitter and medium low tart. The texture is crisp and clean, the body is light and the finish is long. Unfortunately this doesn’t really fit the bill for a traditional saison but none the less it’s delicious and I enjoyed the hell out of it.
megjlutton (20) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a cloudy pale yellow and a generous white head with aromas of lemongrass and year. The taste is tart with lemon and a little spicy. It is overall a very light beer that is delicious.
pablo951 (479) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it on tap at Fireside in Chicago, poured a hazy orange with a light head and a light citrusy aroma. It has a firm hop taste with a smooth finish.