ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FROM NOTES: July 23, ’12
Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau glass.
A: Initially of spicy yeast, peppercorns, and clove with hints of straw malt and lemongrass. Hops are really light and alcohol is not detected.
A: Pours a hazy dark golden yellow to golden orange in color with a three finger tall off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film over the entire surface of the beer. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
T: Light to moderate amounts of lemon citrus sourness along with some earthy/hay hop bitterness. There is an underlying sweetness with some spicy yeast flavors.
P: Light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation.
O: This beer is all about balance (not intensity) . A delicate beer from Garrett Oliver and Brooklyn Brewery. My first time around with Sorachi Ace hops and I like them!
jeremyh70 (1034) - Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a foamy white head that doesn't last long but leaves decent lacing. Aroma of sweet pineapple and some lemon and a bit of graininess. Taste of lemon and some citrus with a bit of phenols and a slightly astringent graininess with some sweetness. Mouthfeel is crisp with a medium body and high carbonation. Finishes semi. Bigger body than most saisons a and a little more sweetness that takes away from its drinkability but still a good saison.
kambei70 (929) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bomber to a tulip glass. Pours a hazy pale lemon yellow with a big fizzy white head. Aroma is a little lemon but get more of a tangerine. Some funk in the smell and reminds me a little if lemon Pledge. Taste is lemon with some sweetness, a very light malt quality with a bit of graininess. A cheesy taste at the very end. Thin medium mouthfeel with some astringency. Not as dry as most saisons.
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dwyerpg (5415) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine beer that was hoppy for a saison but still rather unassuming. Pretty good but not amazing. Fairly smooth finish.
Beer5000 (5770) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. Slightly unclear yellow golden body with a moderate sized white head. Mild but nice aroma of spices and some citric fruit. Flavor is nice, refreshing, fruity and spicy yeat. Medium body with a fine refreshing aftertaste in the same league as the main flavor. A very pleasant Saison with this typical and not so easy to describe Saison aroma and flavors.
digopossobon (378) - MACAE, BRAZIL - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma suave, um pouco doce.
Clara. Creme um pouco amarelado.
No sabor, um pouco de castanha. Alcool aparente, porém sem exagero. Ácida. Amargor baixo a médio.
Retrogosto amargo e intenso.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 Tap: Golden-straw, translucent with a mild chill haze that eventually fades. Big-bubbled, white head stays thin but lasts for a while with small bits of wet lacing left behind. Aroma is packed with lemon of different hats; lemon peel, lemon zest, lemongrass... Effervescent & light, yet smooth & crisp. Herbaceous, grassy, earthy, with a touch of bubblegummy yeast esters. Little bit of clove, coriander, & white pepper in the finish. Taste is more of the same, with lemon zest, herbal lemon tea, earthy & grassy hops, mild bitterness, clove, mild pepper spice, & a good blanket of Belgian yeast esters. Malt balances, but isn’t too sweet; cracker-like & bready. Crispy, dry finish. Very drinkable, nice stuff here.
merc7186 (2857) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head that dissaptates into a layer, Decent Lacing
S: Black Pepper, Grassy, Lemons
T: Grassy, Black Pepper, Citrusy
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Crisp, Dry
Overall, a decent Saison with a nice balance of spicey and citrusy.
abemorsten (3502) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle at the Cardinal stand at Nærbø, Ølfestivalen 2013. Clear bright golden body with a white rim. Inviting peppery, light Bret and spice notes fill the nostrils. Watery heavily carbonated mouth and a light to medium body. Spicy light gooseberries and cardamum stand out.
PhillyBeer2112 (2720) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well this was a treat. Dry, lightly tart, fizzy. Sharp fruits, pear, lemon. Hints of bleu cheese. Dry finish. Crackery malts. Cloudy yellow color, foamy head.