bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a golden body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, sweet tarts, yeast, citrus, and coriander. Flavor of citrus, apple cider vinegar, candi sugar, and florals. Not quite digging this one.
BMan1113VR (7689) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Stone Sourfest. Pours with a light golden body and a tan head. Aroma of grass, brett and jasmine. Taste is quite sour and very acidic, especially for a saison, with vinegar, florals and jasmine. Quite nice.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Deschutes Brewery and Public House in Portland.
Fruity Belgian yeast aroma, cereals, honey, and something not right. Strange medicinal flavor. This misses the mark by a lot. Donít know what theyíre getting at.
badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Stone Sour Fest. Clear dark yellow with no head. Earthy sour apple aroma and an astringent green apple taste.
JohnnyJ (3887) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the stone sour ale fest 09. Gold pour, white head. earthy malt, light sweetness and acidic vinegar, funky brett, and flowers. Pretty sour for a saison.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Stone’s 2nd annual sour fest. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is tart and full of farmhouse funk. Taste is sweet and tart and very sour. I liked this a lot.
DYCSoccer17 (3155) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
5 ounce sample on tap at the Pub in Portland, OR. Scant spiciness in the nose with some doughiness and faint esters. The aroma is rather tame. Slightly hazy golden body with a creamy white head. Fruity estery start with some metallic hints in the middle. Tame banana-yeast esters later on. Light and watery, lacking body and complexity. Not really any horseblanket or any other significant saison flavors.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest 2008. Pours a hazy orange color with tons of sour citrus and spicy funk. One of the more sour beers of the fest, my palate is now officially destroyed.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Horse Brass Pub. Pours a nice golden hue, very clear with a soft white head. They dried this saison out nicely and had a great spicing in the finish. I had been disapointed with saisons from US brewers recently, new belgium in perticular, but this one was rather pleasing. Fruity in the malts with a refreshing hop dose in the finish.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Bend brewpub. A big surprise coming from these guys. I donít even know If Iíve had a Belgian style beer from them before, and this was quite good. Poured a lightly hazy gold with a lasting, creamy white head. Big tropical fruit notes in the aroma with pineapple, guava, passion, and some lavender and chamomile as well. Lots of fruit juice flavors and some light pale malt, accented by some soft herb flavors. The finish is tangy and dry. Light bodied and clean on the palate with higher carbonation. Really nice bright fruity notes, and very well attenuated.