coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub last night for dinner. Sweet oranges in the nose supported by yeast. Malt takes a back seat to the citrus spice tang and robust yeastiness of this brew. Saison is a misunderstood style by some.....not Hutch. Yum.
beerbill (3274) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Peint o Gwrw in Chatham. The glass was served a clear gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Very pleasant spicy aroma with notes of lemon. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with spicy Saison yeast and mild lemony notes. Mild sweetness as well. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Very solid American Saison.
Cuso (3823) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my American friend coldbrewky, many thanks Steve. Orange golden color with thick white head. Strong carbonation. Aroma of malt, citrus hops, hints of strawberries (?), spices. Taste, malt, yeast, lemon, spices, again strawberries. Fruity finish. Very tasty Saison. Surprisingly well aged by USPS.
AdamJackson (2105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
BCTC Tap - straw appearance, 1 finger head. smells like a belgian champagne. Oranges. Not very good. Cinnamon and other spices. Some bit of mangoes. But a drain pour for me.
UDBeernut (1484) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery, Poured into a snifter
A: light amber, 1/2" head gobs of retention
S: flowery, slight pepper, overall clean
T: slightly subdued
pepper, decent malt sweetness, flowery hop
M: light to medium body, higher abv is well hidden
sloth (2401) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large, white head, handsome with good very good retention and nice lacing.Murky, gold appearance. Nose is soft with lemon, grain and yeasty notes. body is light for the ABV though coating on the palate. Started out with a brisk carbonation but has settled down, a lot. Dry maltiness, light fruits, citrus and earthy and bready notes, ever so slight peppery notes as well. Fairly dry finish, tame and quick. 750 received from coldbrewky. Thanks Stevely!
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crossroads. Pours a clear gold with a medium to large creamy white head. Soft musk, light crisp lemon, musk, citrus, wheat. Esters, lemony and soft. Gentle sweetness, musk and bitterness on the finish.
merc7186 (1749) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thin White Head, Some Lacing
S: Belgian Yeast, Lemons, Pepper, Mild Corriander
T: Black Pepper, Yeast, Lemon, Mild Orange
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy; Mildly Drying
Overall, a very sessionable saison with a nice yeast and spice balance to it.