Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG 2011 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy gold, 1-finger white head, spotty lacing. Nose is pears, phenolic, cream, hop-spice, white pepper. Slight booze aroma, which detracts from the aroma somewhat. Flavours of apple/pineapple, plastic, phenolic. Pretty alright, overall.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Pours a hazy burnt orange with 2 fingers of off-white head. The head retains quite well and forms a solid center of super tight bubbles while leaving 3D patterns of lace.
S - Lots of bright green fruits. Tart green apples, grapes, pears, as well as apricots, peaches,oranges and a hint of banana. Coriander and clove along with other spices mixes with doughy and dusty yeast. Has an underlying mineral note.
T - A sweet fruity malt base with some spicy pepper up front. The fruits roll in and have more of a dense sugary character than the nose. Apples stand out the most and are more pronounced toward the end. The musty yeast is evident from front to back. The spices are bold and blend with the hops to turn earthy towards the finish. Finishes on the sweet side.
M - Slightly heavy on the body for a Saison. Defiantly soft and creamy.
A very good stab at the style. This was better than expected. The yeast could have been a little funkier and it could be dryer. But other than that I was pleasantly surprised. Excellent fruit profile. I’ll defiantly pick this one up again.
Serving type: bottle
thinp (21) - Kansas city, Kansas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this saison imparted a nice hefe style banana phenol, but was a miss on the style in my opinion.
Bricktop86 (398) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy copper with white head. Aroma citrus, cheese, and caramel. Taste follows nose with a slight wheat background.
RasterMaster (257) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber pour into thick frothy head that quickly dissipates into minimal lacing and a small pool of swirling foam as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of malt and citrus. Initial flavor of malty biscuit and toasted wheat bread that fades into sweet yet subdued peppery finish.
thomas15 (521) - USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells boozy at first, then some earthy with some tropical fruit, perhaps banana. Banana flavor, like an earthy hefe. Weird. Not for me.
Headbanger (2471) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 11/25/11 (Jack’s Mountain Home)48° in Tulip-Pours a murky orangish amber with a big off white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, yeast, pepper, and grass. Taste of the same with a bit more citrus and yeast coming through. This medium bodied brew is not bad. Goes down very easy. Nice job.
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle picked up at cache road. poured gold with a white head. aroma was citrus, peach, pepper, and orange. flavor was peach, orange, earth, and a slight amount of pepper on the finish. body was light and fizzy.
cavery (35) - Palm Desert, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review from notes yesterday: Bottle I brought to share at Woodshop. This was a great extra from a kind BA named BeerBoy9960. Smell is some cracked wheat, mix of dried/fresh grass, and some mellow fruity apple/pear sauce funk. Tree-born fruit flavors with some tang of potent lemongrass, some spicing that was so light it; somewhere between veggies/pickled ginger. Good mouth feel with some alcoholic perk that upped the intensity a bit. Slow evaporation dryness. I was a fan of this one.
jzzbassman (1362) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy gold with a nice blooming white head. Aroma is pepper, peaches, and grain. Light spicyness, grass, sweet fruit flavor on soft carbonation. Solid effort.
ben4321 (2982) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 6/22/11
Aroma: The nose has a good amount of sour yeast, along with floral anf fruity notes
Appearance: The pour is a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a fomay white head
Flavor: The taste is bretty up-front, with a light sweetness and a light bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a fairly lively carbonation to it, and a fairly dry finish
I wasn’t expecting it really, but this one feels like a brett beer. It is actually pretty sour, which I didn’t expect to see here. I figured an Oklahoma saison would be pretty boring, but this one actually had some character to it. Choc surprised me here, most of their stuff that I have triedn wasn’t too exciting or well made, but this one was really solid.