vyvvy (4580) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at STL RB Gathering - Pours hazy yellow with a moderate sized white head. The aroma has lemons, saison earthiness, powdery softness and husky graininess. Medium / light crisp body with sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with earthiness, light (if any) toast, powder, sharp citrus, melons and spiciness. The finish is more spicy and powdery with lots of Sorachi Ace. Good saison.
Lowe1983 (1377) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy, light amber color with a white head. Interesting aroma with citrus hops, lemon, yeast, and some wheat. Light mouthfeel with the lemon and citrus hops up front. Light finish with some bitterness and some lemon and yeast. Very interesting brew.
Zymurgeist2 (1249) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Gingerman. Beautiful hazy pale gold with billowy white head that slowly drifts away. Spicy clove aroma with clover field. Spicy taste as well with bone dry finish. Some floral aspects from the hops. An amazing Saison.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours very hazy gold with a full frothy head. Aromas of chapagne grapes and sweet white wine also some bright citrus like lemon or slight tangerine and a lot of grape. Flavor is sweet but very crisp tastes alot like white wine. Body is light to medium with some alcohol warmth. Finishes like wine also. Good Beer but i feel like the sorachi hop tropical flavor is lost in the overwhelming wine/grape taste
freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear yellow with white head. Aroma is sugary lemon merengue pie like sweetness with some pale grain. The taste is similar with less sweetness and a dry nature. It is slightly dry and creamy, very easy to drink and enjoyable.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ace pours a hazy straw color. The head on this one is huge. 3 fingers, fluffy, and pure white. Retention is great. Sticks around forever. Nice lacing throughout as you drink.
Thereís a really nice and big smell going on here. The Sorachi Hops do itís thing. Lemon arises from the glass. Mixed in with citrus and grassy hops. The yeast gives off some spiciness. This smell is lovely and unique. Iíve never quite smelled a saison like this.
Up front theres a small amount of funk going on here with the taste. The yeasty background comes in next with a nice spiciness. Then of course is the lemon, citrus, and grassy hops. Lemon just sits on the tongue in the end. Lovely.
Mouthfeel is champagne dryness, crisp, and medium bodied. Nicely done.
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells lemony -- looks golden wheaty with a thick, frothy head. A crisp, sparkling, sweet, lemony saison with a sliding bitter back end. Better than decent, but Iím not loving it. Not my favorite saison. Hoppy, spicy aftertaste. A bit like lemon Pledge.
rajendra82 (975) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The brown bomber bottle, with the corked and caged presentation was top notch. The beer itself appeared pale yellow and very cloudy. The aroma was grassy, lemony, and slightly floral. The taste was like biting into a crisp cracker. The hops were more prominent than most Saisons Iíve tasted, and they added a lemony, herbal, and mildly bitter flavors. The malt bill appeared to consist mostly of pale varieties, which added a simple sweetness. The yeast was not as interesting as other Saisons, and added some pepper like spice, but not much funk. A bit lighter in body than the typical Saison of today too. That being said, this was very refreshing beer to drink, with little holding you back from downing it quickly.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sample at the 2012 Boston Beer Summit Winter Jubilee) light amber with white head. Yeast and Saison spice
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden hue with nice head and good lacing... Sunshine in a glass. Lemon citrus is noticable and nice.