garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden look with a frothy and profuse white head foam. Subtle aroma with notes of citrus, pineapple, bananas and grass. Some hints of lemon and orange zest on the taste, lemongrass and spices. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Full body, creamy feel, soft carbonation and a dry finish. It’s a very good brew but I was expecting more taste or character.
dresden (1434) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at easy tiger. Hazy golden pour. Lemony aroma, with some belgian yeast and pepper. Nice and smooth, with some farmhouse funkiness and peppery saison yeast. Definite lemon zest taste. Really nice.
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared and from VT, may thanks! cloudy pale golden with a frothy white head, good retention and lacing. crisp lightly toasted malts, wheat, flowery and very aromatic sorachi, woodiness, oranges, some dry caramel notes, coconut. light body - oily, fine champagne-like bubbles, very nice citrusy-herbal finish. hint of sweetness too - not a classic quenching saison with that sweetness and abv. original and very good though.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared with czar and friends. An orangeish golden, opaque ale with a persistent white head. Smell is orange, fruity, yeast and pine tree. Taste is fruits, oranges, old, dusty, barn, spices. Has a shot of bitterness in the finish, along with sweet caramel and a flavor that is likened to coconut or vanilla. Body is average, mouthfeel is soft, creamy. Carbonation is somewhat hard, yet very fine. Very solid saison, it was a true experience for tastebuds.
Iphonephan (6042) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at lost dig cafe in arlington Va. Pours an almost clear greenish yellow with a thick white head. Freshly squeezed lemon aroma. Cardoman and orange zest flavors. Very refreshing.
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is wea but there, a bit of lemon and pepper. Appearance is opaque yellow, not much head. Taste is corriander seed, dill, sweet and a little tart, but not much. Palate is bitter and oh so tart, it’s wonderful. A beautiful beer.
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent saison. The nose is sweet malt with floral and citrus hop notes. Golden with a white tightly pack foam head. Sweet with balancing floral hops. Light to medium bodied with a tight bubble formation and a quick dry finish.
greener69 (11) - Alexandria, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its hard to fit this beer into a category. Pours a great orange/copper color and its the palate with blenty of bright citrus. Pineapple, lemon and nectarine flavors are contrasted nicely with with a malty sweetness. Didn’t get a whole lot of barnyard funk typical of saisons. Good beer versatile with food pairings. Perfect with some spicy thai. Would like to see how else this hop could be utulized.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow pour with slight lacing and minimal head. Aroma is of hops and lemon. Good taste which finishes light and not too sticky.
superspak (4568) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled 7/12/2012. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big lemon, pear, pineapple, clove, orange zest, pepper, herbal, earth, grass, floral, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of big lemon, pear, pepper, pineapple, apple, orange zest, clove, herbal, grass, earth, floral, and yeast spices. Light earthy bitterness on the finish with light tartness; with lingering notes of light fruits, lemon, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of flavors; great spiciness/malt balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a lightly slick and very crisp and prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a world class saison! Fantastic balance and complexity of flavors; insanely smooth and crisp to sip on. A truly incredible experience when it is quite fresh.