deyholla (6588) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of light tart fruit with backing notes of Belgian yeast, sweet grains and flora. Flavor has more sourness up front with a bit of acid and finishes with a bit of Belgian yeast and a note of grass/cedar. Odd.
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Cory, thanks! Pour is hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is initially a bit fruity but then overwhelmed by cedar. It’s hard to notice much else. Flavor also lightly fuity but then the cedar takes over and it’s all i taste. I do not have a great track record with cedar beers. I like them, but they usually hurt me. Also smoke in the finish. Not much that identifies this is as a saison. I was still intrigued by this and happy to try it.
VsXsV (2241) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. Hazy golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, coriander, wood, cedar, wheat and bubble gum. Taste is dry/light sweet and light bitter with notes of wood, cedar and white pepper. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. My least favourite of the three versions I tried. Still great though.
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Looking more or less clear in the glass, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick white head on top. There’s quite a lot of cedar in the aroma, with pine cones, grapefruit peel and a generic fruityness. Not much maltyness. The flavor is less influenced by the cedar, but it’s still there, along with grapefruit peel, fruityness, a little touch of pale malts and an appropriate level of bitterness. Full-bodied, creamy and soft on the palate, quite dry. Bitter, citrusy finish. A really nice one, tasteful and quenching even though it’s quite high on the ABV level. 120511
flip_soeperman (581) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good saison.Peppery, fresh, slightley sour. Some woodiness. Good fresh beer.
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy orange color with seven head, good carbonation. Aroma of cedar, predominantly, and citrus, spices. Taste is sweet, but with a bite. Again, the cedar is dominant. Not as good as the others in this series.
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jcartamdg (1934) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma of cedar, citrus and spices. Taste follows, I'm not sure I love cedar in my saisons and this has quite a bit of cedar
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ansjelaah (1355) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gedronken met joes, benzai en dutchdrebus, goudkleurig, sigaren kistje geur, houtsnipper, zo rook onze oude kast. Hij smaakt ook naar hout en een beetje verbrand. Veel koolzuur.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet grainy and lightly bready malts with coriander, orange peel, ginger, Belgian yeast, and cedar.
T - Starts off with sweet grainy and bready malts with some coriander, ginger, and lemon zest. Through the middle, the cedar comes through with some Belgian yeast, and a bit of floral hops. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with coriander, orange peel, Belgian yeast, cedar, and a touch of ginger.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, sweet, and estery finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice strong Saison with some good spices thrown in and the cedar adding some nice complexity.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Served in a Cigar City snifter. Holy cedar, Batman. Unreal amount of cedar in this. Fresh plank. Spicy. Like chewing on cedar wood chunks. Terrible.