BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can, I noticed the can lists 5% alc. while the website of the brewery lists 5.5 %, no date found on the can,
this ale had a faint yellow pour with a little haze, and made a two finger white head that quickly fell to a thin cover and ring,
this drink left a couple of spots of lacing on the glass,
there were aromas of faint floral and malt, pear and faint apple fruit juice, this beer smelled like fruit juice and there was faint fruit sweetness,
the flavors were faint fruit and malt with a small amount of citrus, anda little drying at the finish,
pouring the sediment at the bottom of the can into the glass dulled the flavor a bit and gave a yeast and bread flavor to the beer,
the mouth feel was light and had a watery feel to it,
this beer smelled like fruit juice mixed with beer not a Saison, I thought this was a poor example of Saison.
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Pours a hazed straw color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is quite musty with green apple. Pale malt flavor with some apple and some light yeast flavors. As it warms, flavor starts to lean more heavily toward some nice yeast flavors, as does the aroma, and it picks up an aftertaste of honey.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(16oz can) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of toasted grain, honey, bread, and florals. Flavor of toasted grain, grass, lemon zest, and honey.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: The aroma is too light and consists of light honey, grass, hints of yeast, and lemon. It pours a dull gold with a two finger soapy white head that lasts all of ten seconds before it almost looks still with the exception of a minimal ring around the edges of the glass and a few stray bubbles in the middle. Lacing is non-existent. The flavor starts with some very light honey. The finish has light grassiness and hints of lemongrass. Itís light bodied with somewhat spritzy carbonation. Overall, itís far more Pilsner than Saison. Refreshing and drinkable...yes, but nothing close to what I want when Iím looking for a Saison. A solid lawnmower beer, but if thatís what I want, I can find one at a better price.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz Can. Thanks Sean! Unlike the bland Belgian IPA, this beer somehow has redeeming qualities, mostly itís incredibly drinkability, with a hint of Belgian flavor. While still far, far, far from the hallowed halls of Saison, this does have some light spicy, fruity yeast, a seltzer-like body (but not too thin), and a pleasant feel, even seeming light for 5.5%. Itís 88 degrees out and Iíve been brewing, so thereís some certain subjective experience that is causing me to cast a positive light on this beer. Donít get me wrong, this is super bland and super off-style for a Saison, but it sure is quenching my thirst right now.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy straw yellow with a very quickly dissipating white head and minor lacing. Aroma is grassy with noble hops, light fruit and a touch of spice and lemon. Taste of lemon, grains, yeast, toasted malt, honey and mild stale socks. Thin and mild with a yeasty finish.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16-ounce can picked up at Sicilianoís in Grand Rapids. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a clear straw color with a big, fluffy white head and nice lacing on the way down. The nose carried a bit of pilsner malt and thatís about it. No yeast presence. No phenolics of fruit. Not very impressive. Flavor is similar with just a touch of pepper. Light body and high carbonation. A bit astringent and tannic. Not a big fan.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale gold, pretty damn clear with a medium white head. Aroma isnít the most inviting. Thereís an almost funky hop smell that dominates the light malt notes. Hint of spicy yeast hiding in there too. Mouthfeel is crisp and light. Flavor is better than the nose and thereís a nice subtle layering of elements. Nothing dominates, thereís biscuity malt, some light fruit elements, mild hops, and some yeast esters. Really well-composed, drinkable as all hell. Iíd say this is a solid saison.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
can... dark honey gold but a brown tinge that doesnít make it look crisp, in the light its really watery looking, a bit off white head of huge bubbles with good retention... sweet nose, reminds me of a sweetened lager... tastes like a lager, sweet and boring but not terrible, a bit too boring to drink much of
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint can. Poured hazy pale golden with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up honey and bready sweetness with accents of lemon zest, white pepper, and cloves.. not very interesting or enjoyable. The flavor found honey, bread, and cardboardey malts at the core.. light white spices, more honey, and a pinch of lemon around.. finished dry and very yeasty. Lighter-bodied and scratchy through the palate.. very dry as mentioned.. just OK.