maekchu (3351) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at sampling session. From notes (Oct. 8, 2011). Nice hops in nose, also some interesting things: paint thinner or varnish and cocoa butter. Sweet and buttery flavors, more coconuts, and some citrus. Very good and long smooth finish. Very good stuff.
dinkle50 (1284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour with hardly any head. Mouth is medium. Taste is full of tropical fruit. Sweet at first but finished bitter. Aroma is a little muted. Slightly spicy. The alcohol in this was really well hidden.
Nate (4114) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Knick. Fresh grassy hop aroma with light grainy notes. A very distinctive nose on this with mild sweetness. Medium golden clear with white thin foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Medium sweet start with fresh oranges and orange peel. Oaky with mild vanilla. Spicy herbal hop note with light bitter finish and bitter sweet after. Smooth saison with nice flavors.
pushkinwow (2513) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Mostly orange amber with a generous off white head that settles with some spice evident on the top. Saki, spice, grass, bit of spice and slight funk, bit of citrus hops. and an odd combination of oak, vanilla, orange zest and yeast - something unique in a saison. Sweet and fruity, becomes quite tropical, bit of an alcohol hit, low carbonation on the palate even though there is a lot as it comes out of the bottle.
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Ar- lemon, dill, damp earth. Ap- bright golden color with a thin white head. T- dill, cucumber, lemon zest, pepper, Belgian yeast. Mf- medium body, high carbonation, dry finish.
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle. The aroma is very fruity and hoppy. The appearance is cloudy gold with a thick, frothy white head. The taste is almost fruity while going straight hoppy. The palate is a light hoppy. Overall, this is a good beer. Well done, this a great beer.
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Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 25.5 oz bottle 100 cond in bottle
aroma, flora yeast. spicy sharpness in the nose slight lemon zest
color, straw amber hue, cloudy, very strong head, foamy and aromatic as well
taste, front tropical fruitness, flora hops so smooth, and blended so well, very cheery on the palate
overall, hands down the best Ive ever had of this style, really awesome beer, so smooth i cant get over it, how well balanced this beer was, I cant really describe the taste like I want too, its plain awesome a MUST TRY FOR ANYONE!
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Hazy lemon yellow, big white head. Aroma is lemon and pepper. Taste is much the same with some Belgian yeast and a touch of earthy hops. Body is dry and well carbonated. Overall, very unique. Worth a try.
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swanmann (723) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Numbered label 0402, Iíve had this since about June. The initial pour is bright, golden orange with effervescent, egg-shell colored foam, gradually settling into a thin sheet but no real lacing. Smells of lemons, oranges, some damp grass. Itís lightly sweet and biscuity in flavor. Finishes very dry and bready with gentle bitterness. Itís a delicious saison, on the brighter, bubblier side; notes of belgian funk and sweetness, but lively on the carb and a little thinner palate than traditional.
thegreenrooster (3930) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a bright yellow with a large white head. Aroma is very lemony with some dank mustyness and some yeasty flair. Flavor is more citrus with a nice farmhouse funkyness. Some oaky vanilla tannins follow after the swallow. Not very hoppy but it has enough things going on with it. Would be great with some aged blue cheese. I have been waiting to try this for a long time and it did not dissapoint. Soild saison.