tgncc (2994) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 Rerate on 2/26/2012. The aroma is fruity, pepper, wheat, cereal grains, lemon. The appearance is a hazy yellow, white head. The flavor is the same as the aroma, fruity, pepper, grainy, lemony. The finish is a citrus/lemon bittering. Medium/thin in body. Decent.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Pours hazy yellow with massive head that takes days to recede. Nose of tea leaves, soap and barnyard, with some lemon. Lively on the palate with a real funky note and a drying quality.
Bendrixian (1269) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
she is frothy, big carbonation, piss yellow in colour.
aromas are tea like, soappy, field weeds and hay. palate is medium bodied, has a real creamy texture. she is hoppy and medium beer. okay brew.
ClubGonzo (4498) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with the "United Norwegian Beer Bloggers’ Table" @ Brooklyn Brewery tasting in Oslo, May 2010. Slightly hazy orange body, massive foamy white head. This is pretty much as good as a saison can look in a snifter. :-) Aroma is Belgian ale yeast, candy sugars, citrus, grapes and champagne yeast. Taste is very dry, with grapes, bitter grassy hops, champagne yeast again and a bit of baker’s yeast in the aftertaste. Palate is smooth, light, fresh and dry. A very refreshing and nice saison.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden yellow with a white foamy head. Wild barnyard aroma, slight malty sweetness, and lightly citrus. Sweet and somewhat sour flavor. Bitter palate, thin texture, long finish.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a murky dark yellow gold with a big fluffy white head that subsides to nothing over time.
Aroma: Big fruity nose, orange zest, white wine, large herbal hop bouquet.
Taste: Bitter spicy hops. Dry pale malt. Fruity yeast. Finishes crisp and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, a little on the heavy side with moderate carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable Saison on the big side of both flavor and body.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fresh taste. Bursting with spicy, bready with a full mouth and tastes of citrus, malt and a smooth dry finish. Very good product and a new hop to boot!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Avenue Pub: Pours a hazy gold color with a huge white head. The nose is fresh and hoppy with a light peppery yeast and wheat notes. The sorachi ace is good, fresh and piney, but it doesn’t have much punch to it in the background, more like a garnish than a brewing hop. Good underlying saison and they pair together very well.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow/gold, thick white head, lovely lacing. Nose is perfumed - cold cream, lemon, sherbet, meringue, goddamn this smells great. Flavours of fresh cream, spicy lemongrass, cold cream, sherbet, lovely florals! This is a pretty epic brew. Almost on the same level as some of the Hill Farmstead stuff.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Cloudy blond color; medium sized head. The aroma is fruity and very refreshing, playing on tropical fruits and a dash of citrus fruits (bergamot...); also a light touch of rose water. Highly carbonated and smooth, the Saison flavor is pleasant, mild, without a too strong character, and it allows to the noble hop to mark its presence, with similar remarks as for the aroma. Extremely balanced, refreshing, and very pleasant.