KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml Bottle. The pour was a murky golden orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white creamy head that diminished quickly, down to a scattered film and medium collar with excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a funky Belgian yeast and a light grain malt with notes of citrus (lemon), a fruity ester (peaches and pairs), lemon grass, cheese and dust.
The taste was very yeasty with a strong citrus backbone and had a mild grassy feel along with a hint of lemon early on, and then become very lightly bitter with a mildly sour ending. The flavor only lasted a short time after the swallow, with a light sour bitter taste fading slowly off the taste buds into the background.
Mouthfeel was a bit above light in body and rather dry in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall this was an extremely tasty Saison, which I also found to be very refreshing and easy to drink. I think I may just have found my new session brew...
kbudd19 (269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dak, thanks man! Cloudy yellow pour nice looking white head. Aroma - very complex, sweet melons, lemon, herbs, pepper , spice and some vinous undertones. Taste - wow, very dry, some oaky undertones, lemon, slight bit of herbs, crisp finish, some grapes. Really nice beer, but taste doesn’t quite live up the complexity of the aroma.
ThirstyBird (803) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light honey color with a loose off white head. The nose is complex spice mixed with oak, funk, yeast and some tart fruitiness. The taste is crisp, tart fruit, yeast, oak ending dry. The body is light with crisp carbonation.
Erzengel (1002) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing. Pale orange colour in the bottle, nearly no white head. Nice floral nose, very subtle but nice. The beer starts very Saison-like, horse-blanket, sour, dry and interesting fruity. The mainpart is round, like a good saison has to be, very tart, easy to drink but fullbodied. The aftertaste is long, sharp, horse-blanket, dry, bitter.
Great beer! --> 14/13/14/13
thewolf (10557) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade. Pours hazy pale yellow with a small, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma has apples, funk, malty, light white pepper. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, light watery, dry, tart apple peel. But still really boring.
Ed5388 (1263) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle (2013/batch 5) thanks to onebigtymer11. Pours a hazy straw color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of funk, lemon pine sol, sour citrus, and hints of oak. Taste is much the same. Lots of funk, sour lemons, hay, and light oak.
want1DIPA (160) - - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. An artisnal saison loaded with grassy funk and with a sour kick. A splendid brew.
DenverLogan (685) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Cellar Room last June. Pours gold with minimal head and lace. Modest carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Flavors of persimmon fruit, funk, slight oak, mango. Overall relatively easy drinking with light tropical fruit juice flavors.
brokephibroke (259) - Mead, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold pour with a puffy white head. Metallic, tropical fruit nose with some candy sugar. Sour upfront like lemon with some pineapple, transitions into a bitterness, like tobacco. This is outstanding .
rlgk (8520) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Cloudy yellow beer with a lasting offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma, citrus, grapes, perfume notes, floral, pears, peach, sourish notes, brett, some wood. Floral perfume flavor, brett, leather, sourish, floral, dandelions, grapes, citrus, woody, barnyard, leather, notes of raisins. Very complex and full of flavors. Hoppy hay finish with grapes, raisins, leather, grass and wood. Really good!
ReggieDunlap (2797) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy yellow/gold with a thick and foamy white head. aroma has light bretty funk, grapefruit rind, and subtle lemony tartness. flavor follows suit...the lemon is crisp and lightly tart up front and lingers to grapefruity rind and nice funkiness and good rindy/herbal bitterness. mouthfeel is light and silky with a dry funky/rindy finish.