bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Greenville beer festival, this pours a hazy straw into the glass with a nice ring of suds that leaves soapy lacing. Lots of lemon to the nose. Gorgeous bouquet! Flavors have definitive French yeast, grains, lots of lemongrass and bright citrus. A very refreshing and active palate ensues. Lively and citrusy, this is great... substantive and complex, yet highly quaffable.
JucaVieira (8) - - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sun-like yellow; sweet aroma; nice dry taste; strange palate (too "weak" i think); Nice overall.
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is clear medium gold, with a fine bubbled, two fingered white head into this glass - it retains fairly well, with sticky lacing presence. The nose is sweet caramel and spent grain, while the spicy, earthy notes from the specialty yeasts make this one interesting. However, itís overly spicy here - its nearly off putting, but itís magnified on the flavor profile - the spiciness, that is. Itís overly earthy as well, with light lemon, spent grain, moving to caramel sweet with some grass presence. Itís dry, crisp, and sweet, but itís also a bit obnoxious as well - This just does not work , and I imagine the champagne yeast has something to do with it. Iím slightly offended by this beer, and I really donít know why it took me this long to get to this one. This may be a "classic" american craft beer but its simply lost to my palette at this point.
deepeary (167) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful 750 ml bottle from the LCBO. BB May 2017. Cloudy yellow with white head. Smell is hoppy lemon funk. Taste follows. These hops have a very interesting fruity/herbal profile that is hard to pinpoint., especially with the yeast at play here.Lively carbonation. Glad I have another bottle.
tricksta_p (1342) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of straw, fruits, spicy peppery yeast, perfumed notes, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and light tart. Finish is dry and elegantly bittersweet. The use of champagne yeast makes this quite a different and unique Saison.
Tselloufc88 (172) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Nice cloudy appearance, fluffy white head. Aroma of champagne grapes, lemon, some dill, funky fruit. Taste of bubblegum, yeasty fruits, strawberry, lemon with a really lovely dry spicy finish. A true taste sensation.
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours hazy gold with off-white head. Fruity aromas with considerable carbonation and smooth finish. Great beer.
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22-OCT-2014, bottle @Taphouse, Brooklyn Night.
Hazy golden with low White head.
Perfumed, fruity aroma. Clearly Sorachi Ace. Taste the same but much more saison-like with spice and yeast. Very lively cabonation and fine body. Very nice.
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. Big carbonation problems with all of the bottles being sampled. How could this happen?
brianza_ale (143) - ITALY - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 75 cl. Pours a medium white foamy dense head, nice yellow to orange bit hazy colour. Smells fruity, mint, spicy, floral, barnyard and bit weed like too; it has an almost anice, minty and spicy particular note, which I believe comes from the sorachi ace dry-hopping. In the mouth thereís again that particular sorachi mint wrapping fragrance; tastes also orange/yellow fruits, lemon hops, spices, belgian yeast (quite Westmalle-ish like). Low to medium fruit sweet coming from the malts, light tartness, and final delicate hop note, very refreshing and aromatic, but with a delicate bitterness which is never invasive. Lively carbonation, medium bodied, low persistance. In my opinion doenst fit particurarly a specific style, sort of an american inspired belgian style tripel/saison, boosted with some nice aromatic hops, original. That was very nice indeed!