GarrettB (1480) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2015 Suffering at the tail end of a cold, I’ve been asked to keep my distance from the Christmas party crowds this year, leaving me home alone briefly in the company of myself and good brews. Starting the evening is a 2013 Cézanne Saison, a beautiful orange marmalade colored brew with a reasonably thick white head, and a lacing that leaves behind a silhouette of a shallow mountain range - something you might see on a road trip through Arizona. The aroma is very fresh, dripping with fresh squeezed tangerine and orange, and a bit of whipped cream, infused with vanilla bean. It’s deep, accented with alcohol, and even a peppery touch. The flavor, I think, has benefitted from a touch of aging, taking away what might have been excessive strength and sharpness, and replacing it with a well aged, well tamed citrus profile. It reminds me much of Stille Nacho, but gentler and quieter. Still, it is a great brew for the winter, when we celebrate the sweet sugars of citrus, from orange to persimmon, and a great brew for drinking while in the last throes of a cold.
August 28th, 2013 - The rhyming and dulcet sounding Cézanne Saison is a sweet and perky brew. Candied and gingered apricot slices push the nose, giving off the profile of a well mixed Arnold Paler. But the taste is acrid and bitter, like accidentally spritzing the tongue with a hair spray. Too bright, too acidic, not unlike licking a battery, somewhere the taste flops where the aroma promised something sweet. 6/3/2/2/7
scooterbub (1031) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a nice, hazy gold with a one inch white head that slowly collapses. Taste is of tart apricot, yeast, wheat, grass, lemon and some malt. Similar aroma. Has a nice, wet body, with a sour and fruity finish. Lots of carbonation. Overall a very easy drinking beer, where the alcohol isn’t present.
djd07 (10593) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a clear orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is funk and apricot. Thin mouthfeel with dry funk, oak, and light apricot. Easy to drink, decent.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acidic tartness, earthy Brett, fruity aroma and flavor. Subtle alcohol in the flavor. Sweet-ish apricot aftertaste.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apricot tinted pour, white head. Funky flavors up front, apricot, yeast, dry finish. Pretty nice stuff.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange-golden pour with thin to no white head, aroma brought notes of nice soft apricot, peach, stone fruit with a hint of slight lemon, biscuit, hints of grape and apple, slight herbs, spices, touch of bready malts. Taste is a mix of slightly tart apricot, peach and pear, hints of grape, slight apple, hints of biscuit, bread, slight spice and herbal notes, finishing fairly sweet, slightly tart with the apricot. Pretty decent on tap.
Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, apricot and sour citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, apricot and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering apricot finish.
Gription79 (2840) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery. The aroma is funky, fruity, lemon rind. The flavor is fruity, dusty, slight tartness, grainy. This is a great saison.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours hazy orange amber with low head. No real lacing. S - aromas of citrus (cuties), tang!, brown sugar, yeast, strong bretts. Really nice. M - bright front to a thicker fuller end. Average carb. Full palate. End bitters as it warms. T - bretts come on strong when first opened but mellow quickly. Orange fruit with pith, grasses, yeast, bretts, hay, light metallic notes. O - actually quite good. Reminds me of logsdons seizon. 3.7
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose and taste of apricot, wild yeast, light malt, creamed apricot and light citrus. Medium body.