riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal notes up front as well as grass, hay, dusty notes, soft belgian yeast esters, lightly sweet bubble gummy notes but not over the top in terms of it being an american take on a saison. Pours golden yellow, thin white head. Flavors of herbal notes, hay, wheat, a little lemon and pepper, soft spicy yeast notes, a light bubblegum character, lingering herbal notes and a dry finish. Nice carbonation.
coreyc1221 (58) - USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright almost fruity aroma. Golden yeasty color. Malty but tingly start with a real bitter skunky finish. Itís got a good balance but the after taste is a bit much.
nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Hazy golden with a smattering of cream. Aroma of mild funk, apple and grape must. Flavors of spicy pear, musty grape and aged apple. Light-medium body is to the dry side with average carbonation.
Strykzone (3813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A mostly clear dark golden beer that sported a nice white head. Sweetness abounds in the aroma. This is pretty much to style. Some pepper spices are nice. Malts are fairly big and work with the fruit and yeast notes. Some grass and a bit of bubble gum. Tasty.
popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fun label. Pours a cloudy and dull orangish shade of yellow. Not quite opaque, and itís hard to tell how much of the cloudiness is from my pour. Nice, thick, slightly off-white head. Great retention. Some lacing. Lots of fine bubbles. Aroma is sweet with simple malt sugariness. A bit bready. Thereís also a tart, lemony twist, possibly just from the hops. Little bit of herbal hoppiness. It smells kinda like a sweet pilsner-ish beer. Some light stone fruit and bubblegum, maybe even some banana. The taste is somewhat sweeter than Iíd prefer and never quite dries out as much as Iíd like. Herbal, grassy hoppiness, particularly in the finish. A bit less lemon and musty yeast than in the aroma. The malt is just a bit simple and lacks that fresh, bright flavor of better saisons. Mouthfeel is fairly effervescent. Prickly bubbles. Despite that, itís a bit too full for the simple maltiness. Pretty disappointing. Itís not really a bad beer, but itís not my taste in the style, even though I love a range of flavors in saisons. It just hits some key points of the style wrong for me. If I were to review the beer strictly by style, I might go even lower with my scores.
Gription79 (1576) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 500 ml bottle.
Aroma: Fruity yeast, spicy, malty
Appearance: slightly cloudy with a golden hue, dense long lasting white head
Taste: fruity and spicy, pilsner malts, grainy, soft bready notes, slight cardboard
Palate: creamy, medium bodied, dry finish
Overall: a solid saison, sweet malts, yeast driven, dry finish
Lukaduke (1007) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy deep golden ochre color with a finger of eggshell foam. On the nose itís got a good dose of banana, fruit esters and a touch of spicy yeast. The palate is cleaner than I expected based on the nose. The mouthfeel is bit fuller than Iíd like and a touch under carbonated. Nice rustic flavors with a nice dose of peppery spice and grassy noble hop bitterness that really cleans up the finish.
anders37 (12708) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Beer Company, San Diego, CA. Pours golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy bitter hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy bitter finish.
after4ever (5284) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500. Pours a hazy burnished medium gold with a light and sudsy white film. Nutty sweet cream dusty nose. Creamy medium body, maybe flabby, soft carb. Nutty sweet mid palate. Mild finish.
marcus (5004) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a rocky off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a harsh caramel malt flavor with a huge yeast presence and a dry finish.