GMCC2181 (1516) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SL... Nice pour, big head, classic saison... light orange in color. Aroma of some spices, lemon and yeast. Taste is a nice light refreshing saison. Very light and fluffy. Lemon, spices and grass/hay. A little tartness to it. Easy to drink, good brew. I could drink this everyday and be happy. I love the sorachi ace hop!
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL corked and caged bottle. Pours clear gold with slight hints of orange, very lively, and topped with a large foamy white head that collapses to leave some rocky foam. Aromas of orangepeel, clove, spicy grapefruit rind, candi sugar, and a touch of sour alcohol. Nice fruity/spicy aromas. Flavor is spicy floral hops, bitter grapefruit, orangepeel, some overripe banana, and clove. The aftertaste is sugary orangepeel. Lively, medium body, almost creamy, with a warming and dry finish. This was really good.
cfrancis (2510) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very interesting beer. Pours a cloudy light yellow, they call it sunshine in a bottle and it is very similar. Nice white foam head tops this. Aroma is quite amazing. Citrus, light spice, clove and something that I just can’t place but I could smell it for a long time. Taste is light, citrus, nicely carbonated with a slight spice in the aftertaste. Great beer.
jredmond (5655) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thick hazy orange body with decent head. Aroma is typical, standard farmhouse funk with slight bitter hop. Really let down by this one.
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquor in Saanich for $21, also seen this beer at Cook Street Liquor in Victoria for a similar price. Pours a lasting, almond-coloured ice cream cone head atop a ever so heavily carbonated orange-amber body. Nose of citrus, hops, yeast and marijuana. The aroma is really amazing, like the first time I had Quebec’s Charlevoix 8e Jour or Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen - its a wild yeast estate sale. Very bright and lively. Somewhat light considering its 8.7% ABV while a crisp hoppiness usually found in a proper Pilzner gets impaled by a leafy meandering. Lasting earthy hops flavour through the finish. This is really good. Not worth $21 but worthy of being split amongst friends on a special occasion.
GrizzlyBrew (15) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lively, pale golden, head resides to thin, but consistent film throughout tasting. Smells of grass, herbal spiciness, a little of "the cousin", mild citrus, some pepper. Taste is pretty much the same, very little malt and maybe some tannins from hops??? Overall, it has a good weight balanced nicely by high carbonation. The grassy/herbal notes may cause some fatigue after extended consumption, but the balance of residual sweetness and mouthfeel make this beer exteremely palatable!
kassner (1376) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not sure if it the hops , but this style of hopped belgians are usually much more bitter, This is smoot in comparison, great head and some lacing, honey colored cloudy with nice peppery lemon tastes, alcoholic and nice bitter finish
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at the 15th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Summer Fest 2010: Hazy coppery hue with and very good head. The aroma has notes of pineapple, mango, grassy and herbal hops, some clove like spice and an overall pale grain malt vapour. The taste starts with a nice acidic fruity twang with some barnyard funk, oak, herbs, and biscuity malt background. The mouth feel is lively and crisp, refreshing. I liked this but still the flavor profile did not live up to the wonderful nose.
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color/ rocky lasting white foam. Salty, vegetal, sulfer, floral, pine, perfume aromas- nice. Frothy medium body. Very good dusty pale malt flavors with mint leaf, floral, pine hops, mild belgian spicy yeast. Expensive, yet a very tasty treat.
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty pale gold, nice head. Aorma is spicy, with a lemon note. Comes off in the mouth as a cross between a saison and a pale ale. Lots of lemon accented hops, pale malts, but then a spicy yeasty kick on the finish. Carbonation a bit odd, probably due to the champagne yeast used at bottling. Nice enough beer though.