illidurit (2270) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of markwise, shared at the March iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours a dusty bronze color, neither clear nor quite opaque. Aroma is wheaty with pale malts and a nonspecific tart fruitiness. flavor is similar, banana esters recall hefeweizen, while watery maltiness proves somewhat refreshing. Somewhat tart but not crisp on the finish. Drinkable but more wheat/blonde than saison.
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ CCB delicious low abv Saison. Malt is dry as a bone and the citrus rings as juicy to balance the beer. Spice is very mellow and subtle. Love it!
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy pale amber. The aroma has some light doughy/bready notes and coriander spice. Spicy at first, with light pale malt character, but then finishing quite tart - tarter than I would consider balanced.
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
To me this is the crispest and cleanest Saison I have ever had. Nice hints of lemon to it with a bit of grass in the finish. Some lime aspects to it that perk up the other citrus nuances. Very easy to drink due to its fantastic balance of flavors.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy but clear golden straw color, very thin white head. Aroma has light hop with lemon zest and a little spice, white pepper. Nice lemon in the flavor, a little spice again, grassy hop. Thin body with lively carbonation. Very drinkable.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of standard floral saison notes. Pours blonde with a good bubbly head. Taste is nice and floral with some yeast push to it. Great example of a saison but not special.
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear light golden with small white head. A little lacing, medium body, and floral aroma. Taste is slightly sour floral/citrus malt, light spicy yeast, and a light dry bitter finish.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow orange color. Aroma has spice, some yeast, hints of citrus and sweet fruit. Flavor is smooth sweet, light spice and faint sourness and citrus. Nice, really drinkable.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at taproom. Honeygold. Small head. Very resinous aroma. Pressed flower petals. Easy and smooth but not compelling. Veers towards white plum/loquat fruit. Would prefer a drier crisper palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft. Bright hazy orange. Notes of lemon in the nose. Citrus and mildly lemon in taste with mild sweetness. Very balanced.