dansac (70) - Loa Angeles, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, triples in the world. The sage works in wonderfully with the classical triple aromas: banana, shortbread, vanilla,lots of belgian yeast. Pours a majestic clear hazy yellow, with prominent head, taste is very sweet and aromatic. Just delightful stuff by Craftsman which is, again, THE most underrated brewery I know of! Amazing!
GT2 (7886) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Neighborhood. Full haze light golden. Thick white foam. Excellent lacing. Nose is bright sage, white pepper. Taste is thicker than, spicy white pepper, sage, mint, chamomile. Similar to Cellar Door order Cuvee des Fleurs. Abv is higher for being normal saison buy comes across similar to Dupont Avec les bon Voeux. Nice albeit stickier and heavier.
skmikeg (739) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a golden orange with a small white head with some lacing. Aroma is of sage, Belgian yeast, candied sugar, some banana, and some caramel malt. Taste is similar with unique earthy spicy sage notes, Belgian yeast, banana, candi sugar, some cloves, and some caramel malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a dry, spicy, sweet finish. Overall, a pretty tasty and interesting herb beer that was much better then I thought it would be.
Zymurgeist2 (873) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Monk’s Kettle for a Craftsman dinner. Sensory overload on all aspects of this great beer. The sage is so unique and pronounced. You can even tell the base beer is top notch.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Yeast and sage aroma with malt. Fruity, yeasty flavor with earth, spice,and sage. Medium bodied. Fruitiness and yeastiness lingers with spice and sage.
marcus (6017) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours copper with a decent off-white head and an herbal aroma. There is a a sweet caramel malt flavor with some heavy duty sage and some banana ester.
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Patrick and Mark...you ROCK!!! The nose on this beer truly blew my mind! Patrick said the sage was freshly picked from a trail by the brewery...incredible! The fragrant sage, candied sugar, and Belgian yeast all played beautifully together...but the herb definitely took center stage! The cloudy, lemon yellow body produced a small densely packed head. The flavor also lets the sage shine through, but it wasn’t quite as prominent. A little bubblegum, a little citrus, honey-baked biscuit, vanilla, and spicy yeast all come to the plate. Very tasty and really complex. Another winner!
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a semi-clear amber gold with a small white film of head.
Aroma: Big time sage and spicy Belgian yeast.
Taste: Big herbal, mint with some candi sugar and spicy yeast.
Mouthfeel: Syrupy with modest carbonation.
Overall: Close to my favorite sage/herb beer Saison du Buff, but I like the drier yeast profile in SDB much better. This beer was close to toothpaste for me due to the Belgian sugar sweetness.
wchesser (1009) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great white beer. Loaded with flavor that just keeps giving. Sage definitely shows through without punching you...perfect for this style of brew.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/22/10 notes: on tap, Stone 14th. Nose is herbal, sage rosemary and dried fruit. Mouthfeel is creamy and textured, dries out towards finish. Flavor blends nice sage notes with cut grass, bread, and some light sweetness. Complex, subtle, balanced.