bu11zeye (12242) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a large off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of orange, floral, pepper, earthiness, lemongrass, and toasted grain. Flavor of hops (grass, earthy, floral, herbal), biscuit, pepper, and yeast.
argo0 (12110) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear amber body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, honey, pepper, herb, orange. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, pepper, some honey, herb, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some acidic, sticky.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. god of thunder rules! Pours a cloudy light gold color. Aroma is cheesy, yeasty, earth tones and some spices. Flavor is dry and earthy wtih some hops and some yeast on the tongue. Not bad, not amazing.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle enjoyed at the Bullfrog Brew Pub. Poured a deeper and hazy yellow / golden color with a large sized white head. Aromas of lighter mustiness, yeast, some fruitiness, and earthy. Tastes of citrus, earthy, lighter fruitiness, some bread, and light spices. Some Brett in there that came out a little more as it warmed up, but overall on the subtle and softer side.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden beer with a thick white head. Aroma is great. Very light spicy nose. Grassy with a light straw maltiness over the spice. It finishes fairly dry with a touch of light herbal spiciness. Wheaty finish.
3fourths (8593) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery. Clear golden yellow color. Nose of a proper saison (or even a tripel, or better yet the nose has qualities which are present in both saison and tripel): spicy, mild lemon fruit scents, light wheat scents as well. Flavor is spicy, with moderately harsh alcohol present (for 7%?), peppery on the tongue, a little oily and moderately thick on the tongue. Has some light hay and grain flavors, with some candy sugar as well, though most of this beer is noticed in the alcohol and sour notes. High octance, or at least it appears that way, and I think there’s a lot of unfermentables as well, as it was a little too sweet and a little too thick.
DocLock (8526) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via PUB’N. Pours turbid dark straw orangy with 3-finger creamy white head and wonderful head shapes upon repouring. Nose is funky yeasty spicy esters, chessy feety notes, earthy florals. Tastes a bit tart, very floral, earthy, with cobwebby esters, grainy malty notes, and a dry finish. Very unique palate, very fluffy, Simcoe hoppy, floral, earthy, and yeasty spicy. This one is very good.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a huge, white head and great legs over a hazy golden body. Aroma of orange, bread, grass and pepper. Taste is similar with wheat, grass, tangy orange and black pepper. Fizzy bubbles with a dry mouthfeel.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep golden with a large, pillowy froth of clumpy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet pale biscuity malts and a touch of grassy hops and mild brett. Body starts with good fullness and sweet doughy malts with some lemony citrus character and clove spice before a drier, slightly earthy bitter finish. Fairly smooth and very true to style. A nice saison.
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample @ BCTC2008. Defintaely more peppery than some saisons. First beer from this brewery & pretty good. Dry somewhat sweet fruity taste. Pretty good