bellco33 (277) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a pint glass: Pours hazy straw with a nice white head. Aroma of lots of spices, funk, lemon grass, and hay. Taste is very funky, the spices added to this brew really stand out. It’s a little medicinal on the back end. Light body, perfect carbonation, taste is just a bit strange.
puboflyons (2077) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Collaborations are all the rage recently. It pours olive oil yellow with a white fizzy head, active carbonation, and good clarity. The aroma is herbal to the max with the sage and rosemary upstaging the thyme and parsley. Toasted malts. But those do have more pungent aromas so that makes sense. Light body. The taste is also very herbal and spice with a tart bitterness.
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from notes 10/11. Pours a clear golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma was all about the herbs; sage and rosemary kinda stood out for me, hints of citrus, with some pale malt and grass. The flavor is much the same as the nose. A dry grassy bitterness to the finish. I thought this may have been as good as, if not a little better than the other two, but not enough to justify the huge difference in price.
Tonkun (821) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Light golden pour with a white head. Spice, white pepper, floral. Spicy, medium body and slightly sweet. Easy to drink and refreshing on a warm day
ROBC3366 (555) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Excellent summer beer, light , crisp and peppery saison. Goes nice with a hot day.
Darkmagus82 (560) - - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfered from BA review on 3-22-12 -
Poured into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a golden orange color with a small but thick white head. Through the orange color of the body tons of tiny bubbles can be seen raising up through the beer. The pure white head is quite persistent and lasts for quite some time. Once it eventually does fade it gives some rather nice lacing.
Smell – The smell is heavy of wheat, lemon and yeast. There is a bit of pepper in the nose and a slight tart-sour apple aroma as well.
Taste – The beginning of the taste is largely wheat and lemon up front. It has a little bit of sweetness in the taste as well; some orange tasting sweetness. More toward the middle the yeast and pepper really start working their way in. Then at the end a big burst of more “green” flavors come into the scene; very herby. Tastes of grass, rosemary, parsley and even a bit of pine are all quite strong. While pleasant when initially met, at the end of the taste, the flavors linger on the tongue well after the beer is gone from your mouth and leave a somewhat funky and unpleasant aftertaste in the mouth.
Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is moderate to slightly above average in body with a medium level of carbonation. Its good for the wheaty style body.
Overall – I really enjoyed the appearance and aroma of this beer. Both were very nice. The actual taste of the beer while it is in the mouth is quite nice, but the aftertaste really takes away from the overall greatness of the beer. It has interesting ingredients and good qualities with the exception of the aftertaste and is worth a try.
stevencon (420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled in 2012. Hazy gold with strong fluffy white head. Aroma of grassy herbs and hints of Italian bread sticks bits of bubble gum esters. Doughy wheat bread and bubble gum taste with some green herbs. Good stuff and held up surprisingly well for the age. Good food beer.
cfrancis (2278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to spinrsx for this. Pours cloudy gold with a small white top. Aroma is fruity, yeast and light malts. Taste is again very fruity and dry yeast. Has some crystal malt in it and nice sweetness to round it out.
MercyDevice (345) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very grassy/herbaceous taste, with spice notes and decent hop bite. Pours a hazy ornage/gold with a medium head.
neuromatt (1107) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, served in a branded snifter next to the Stone version. Pours hazy amber with a huge, fluffy off-white head that remains and laces well. The nose has big notes of grass, rosemary, sage, thyme, pepper, yeast and a touch of lemon. The flavour is mildly sweet with a spicy note that builds through the middle and takes over towards the end. The finish is long and peppery-spicy with a slight herbal quality. On the palate it is light-medium in body with a dryish texture and intense carbonation. Overall, this is a nice Saison with elegant herbal-spicy notes. Compared to the Stone version, it is maltier and slightly sweeter. Herbs are slightly less intense. I preferred the Stone version marginally, but both were well done. 2013-12-10