bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Growler) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, florals, banana, and citrus. Flavor of florals, grass, lemon zest, and toasted grain.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An ordinary Belgian blonde ale with only very light farmhouse notes. Meh.
How: Growler shared at RBSG 2011 grand tasting
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose has only light farmhouse notes and it is mostly fruity yeast esters including bananas and others. Taste is fresh and overripe fruits, a bit spicy, white bread, bubble gum. Overall, not much of a Saison, just another fruity Belgian blonde ale, and a bland one at that. Another beer I didn’t really need to drink but I drank it anyway. And I’ll keep drinking more and more beer until something good happens out of it, or I learn to make better decisions.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a semi clear light golden yellow copper color with a frosty medium sized white head. Aroma of faint peppery notes, earthy hints, light spice and musty notes. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
kramer (4352) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body with a one finger fizzy white head that left minimal lacing. The nose is earthy and spicy with some light farmhouse yeastiness. The flavor is a little too spiced for my tastes, making it almost a little perfume like. The spice do make for a certain crispness as well, where I prefer more of a soft subtle and earthy Saison. Mouthfeel is fizzy and spritzy with a slightly sticky spicy finish. Overall, not a bad beer, but not my preferred take on the style.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a darker cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was light spices, some yeast, and light fruit too. Flavor was musty almost moldy with lots of yeast and medium spice a bit thin. Ehh
Leafs93 (1505) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold with small white head. Aroma was lemon citrus, spiceyness, florals and earthyness. Taste was muted sweetness with a spicey finish. Excellent.
jredmond (4575) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Brewpub with Andrew, Brendan and big boy PJ. Pours a clear golden body. Aroma is sweet wheat. Mouthfeel is thin with bland saison notes.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pils malt, citrus, grass, spices, and toasted malts. Taste of citrus, spices, tart wheat, toast, and light bitterness.
hivemind (691) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Bullfrog. With Andy PJ and James. Sweet and airy for a saison; drinkable. Decent beer, would definitely try again (had as part of a flight today).
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas and tastes of spices and lighter fruits. Cinnamon and some lemongrass. Had this right after their coffee Saison and this was my least favorite.