blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Sweet fruity aroma with apricot and spices. The flavor has has a dry clove like spiciness and a touch of fruity sweetness. Not bad.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Cloudy straw yellow body with thin white head. The head eventually fades to a collar and the brew leaves behind some lacing in the glass. The fog in this beer moves around and makes it seem alive.
S- Light nose of spicy belgian yeast. In the background are sour earthy esters, coriander, and hints of citrus.
T- Strong sour estery and somewhat acidic taste all the way through. Spicy belgian yeast upfront with citrus and coriander in the background. The finish is somewhat acidic. Spicy belgian yeast remains on the palate.
P- Light carbonation and smooth yeasty body. Goes down easy.
O- This is a decent saison with a nice farmhouse feel. This is a little bit spicier than others that I have tried but thats a good thing. Something I would like to order again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-12-2007 01:42:57
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft... Hazy golden ale with little to no head. The ultra fruity, lightly toasted nose is chock full of apricot, peach, pear, green apple and orange peel in tandem with a bold, clove-like phenol. Light to medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. Fruity, sweet flavor - mildly acidic. Finishes up crisp, spicy and lightly bitter
dmtroyer (430) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2009
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at CBW. Pours a lovely golden with white head, as expected. Aroma is as expected for the style, mostly stewed malts and spices. I donít know where they come up with tomatoes. The body of this goes against every other saison I have ever had. Starts traditional citrus and spice but quickly turns very, very harsh with alcohol and lemon peel. This really put me off, I havenít had many but Iíve had some of the best and I would consider it one of my more favorite styles.
LinusStick (2698) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2009
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
YUCK! Worst saison Iíve ever had. Aroma was plastic with metal. Pour was a dirty light brown with no bubbles and no head. Taste was stale bubble bath with the yeast and spices coming through in the aftertaste. Little to no carbonation. Each sip was a struggle.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in the Church. Glass held a cloudy gold/amber body with little to no head. Understated aromas of butterscotch and grain. Flavor starts off with a fairly buttery and sweet malt presence that the gives way to spice and yeast which covers a little bit of a metallic edge. I sure though this was awful at first, but it seemed to get better the longer it sat out.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Halbertís Saison
hazy yellow, fine white head, lots of spidery lace,
sweet malt aroma with lots of mild spices,
sweet bready malt flavor, lots of spicyness yields a bitter edge for good balance,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
ealdent (48) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy with a pleasant aroma. Taste was decent, slightly spicy but the flavor fell short and there was a hint of funk that turned me off.
cheap (3655) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Slightly hazy but otherwise typical pale yellow american lager color. Beery aroma and perhaps it has a little spice in there too. Medium mild carbonation. Taste is also a bit spicey like a wheat beer or american hefe. Some mild bitterness may be detectable and builds through the session. Mild mannered and well behaved. This is easy to enjoy. Somewhat like many wheat beers Iíve had.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Church Brew Works. Pours a hazy, yellowish-white color; white head with patchy lacing. Warm floral and doughy notes in the aroma; quite pleasant. Light carbonation. Medium mouthfeel: plenty of dough and bready warmth; nice density for a 4.6% saison; minimal spice and very drinkable, unlike a lot of saisons Iíve had recently. Medium, doughy and toasted malt finish; slightly grainy.