theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light, hazy golden with a huge white head and a little lace. Aroma is a little funky, hops, champagne, wheat and yeast. Lots of yeast, carbonation, malts and some unique hops.
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light, bright gold with big white head. Aroma is clove, spice and yeast. Big, bready Belgian aroma without the tasts. Flavor is fruity, tropical with just enough sweet maltiness to balance it out and a slightly dry mild hop bitterness. I am impressed, and saison’s continue to grow on me lately. Nice warm weather beer that pairs well with summer food.
Atom (1751) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours cloudy golden/orange with a large white head. Aroma is funky, like a dirty wet dog, with wheat, yeast, clove, and coriander. Taste is sweet with fruits and spice, yeasty barnyard funk, something in the taste is like licking a dirty metal tractor. Not bad but a few things I find really off putting here.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared, and poured, by atom. Hazy golden straw yellow color with a huge white head (thanks asshole!). Aroma is bubble gum, orange, coriander, and maybe a hint of lemon. Taste has a touch of lemon, orange, wheat sweetness, some spice, and a grassy crisp finish. Lighter bodied, and easy to drink. Really solid saison, with a slight twist with the use of the sorachi ace hops. Great summer time drink.
TheHopster (905) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) The aroma comes up aces dominated by the Sorachi hop with floral qualities. A thick fluffy-white head covers the cloudy orange-gold complexion. The flavor is a less traditional Saison style, with unique Sorachi hops, lemon peal, Belgian malts and some spices. Mouthfeel is sharp from natural carbonation in bottle conditioning. Keg_Juggler made a good bet in this gamble to make up some ground up in pursuit of the Weiss Cup.
QuezXLV (409) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great golden cloudy body with a big white foamy head. Great strong hoppyaroma that’s a bit sweet. The taste has wheat and very enjoyable. This is one I can have a few of.
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slighlty clovey spicey and earthy in taste reminds me of fresh swiss chard from grandmas garden. Overall awesome.
badgerben (4595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of BDR. Cloudy orange color with a large, rocky head. Slight spicy aroma and quite yeasty. Complex, yet nondistinct flavor. Some spiciness and bitterness. Dried orange peel. Very, very light lemon. Fairly yeasty.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold, big white head. Aroma is yeasty, strong piney hops, faint crystal malt. Taste is yeast, light spice, lightly hoppy, cinnamon.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour straw golden with big off white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, sweet malt, spice, yeast, barnyard. Taste wow great spice, earthiness of hops and yeast, lemon, pepper, nice and dry with good bitterness. MF medium super refreshing with fizzy carb. Super tasty and a excellent use of the sorachi ace hops, balanced, refreshing and extremely well brewed. A+