boxofrane (2252) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 Draft. Pours hazy orange. The aroma has orange and little else. The taste has sweet orange and is quite bland.
mcberko (7046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Bailey’s, pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out strong Belgian yeast, citrus zest and some funk. Flavour is very juicy and fruity, with some undesirable residual sugars, citrus and Belgian yeast. There’s also a vegetal note there that’s rather detracting. Not that good.
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
INteresting saison super estery, slightly sour and jammy, lots of fruit, kind of sweet.
tmoreau (2559) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Normal, IL. location, and served to a 12 oz. tulip showing a slightly hazed but still bright amber hue, with a modest, soft white head that reduced quickly to a ring & film, and left some light dots & dashes of lacing on the glass. The aroma was mega-tartness, with citrus, mid-fruit as apricot/peach, light yeastiness, and spiciness following behind. Highly effervescent, with a medium body, the flavor continued the aroma notes, adding soft malt, low hop bitterness, an underlying sweetness, a touch of creaminess to the mouthfeel, hidden alcohol, but an overly sour nature for the style that masked any inherent complexity. More in the realm of a Sour/Wild Ale imo.
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Light amber body with a short, off-white head. Fruity aroma of cherry, apple along with bread, toasted grain, flowers. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Cherry tartness in the finish. Some peppery notes in the taste along with some floral hops. Too sweet for a saison.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
growler; clear dark orange, thin white head; carbonation suffered a bit in transit I think; aromas of stale pepper, apple juice and dried wild flowers; sticky, stale mouthfeel; thin texture with some stale honey and candy; lingering spices mixed with a dry, woody, wild flower flavor
jcwattsrugger (11213) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, perfumy. Taste is yeast, sweet light/medium malt, perfumy/spice hops.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Normal location. Pours hazy brass color with whitish head. The aroma is strawberry, some earthy notes, black currant, apple, and a slight decaying wood note. Flavor is dry and earthy with some interesting phenolics. Some faint fruity notes are in there, too (melon, strawberry, etc.). The finish is cedar and wild honey with a woody aftertaste. Not bad.
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, thanks suzyg. To be fair, rating from a growler that leaked quite a bit in transit. Pours a caramel brown, slightly hazed with small ring of carbonation around the edge of the glass. Fruity belgian esters, cherry, lemon, slight banana...getting some boozy bubblegum under there as well. Getting some herbal and floral notes as well, but nothing readily identifiable. Touch on the flat side, but to be expected. Light fruit, lemon/cherry, phenolic, touches of cheese, also get slight bitering in the finish. Would re-rate for sure if ever given the chance.
riversideAK (5624) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Ben. THanks dude. Nose is sweet, spicy with a little dust, some peppery hops, a little corriander. Pours hazy orange brown with no head or lace. The flavor is spicy initially, pepper, corriander, sweet fruity notes, even a little salty notes perhaps. Carbonation is light, smooth, a little lingering spice. Not bad.