maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow pour with small white head. Aroma of citrus, pepper, herbal notes, hops. Taste of citrus, peppery dryness, herbal notes and hops. Light bodied, higher carbonation, dry finish.
superspak (3496) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 6/10/2014. Pours fairly hazy deep golden color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pear, white grape, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, herbal spicing, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, white grape, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice/herbal spice flavors on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, white grape, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, herbal spicing, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent herbal spiced saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, herbal spicing, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
mike67 (937) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, bready malt, ripe pears, spices and some herbal hops. Body is medium and crisp. Herbs, spices, funky yeast, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Interesting brew, but too much herbs for me.
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is lemon and grassy. Flavor is rosemary thyme, slightly sour, hint of sweetness, fresh herbs and pepper, lemon citrus. Very pleasant herbal finish
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AndyW68 (1219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold pour with off white head. Aroma smells like my spice drawer. Taste follows nose Sith a bit of funk. Love the concept. Love the aroma. To my tongue, this flavour is not supposed to be liquid. Kind of tastes like someone took a decent saison and spilled an Italian blended spice packet in it. It just did not come together for me. Still a better than average option.
DrinkinWell (389) - - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear gold, slightly hazy, thick white head. Lemon, honey, herbs. An acidic, herbal taste, lots of lemon zest and a touch of grapefruit. Decent saison.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden pour with a white head. Very herbal nose. Each herb really compliments the others. Wonderful blend of rosemary, thyme, sage, and parsley balanced with funky saison notes. Flavor is similar. Very drinkable. I really enjoyed this.
Prufrockstar (1528) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, purchased because it wasnít too expensive and it said "saison" in the name. Pours hazy gold with creamy white head. Great lacing. Aroma: botanical -- sage, thyme, menthol throat lozenge, juniper berries. Really overpoweringly herbal. Taste: citrus, herbal, dry; less intense than nose. Short, dry, lightly bitter finish. Zesty. Lively carbonation, medium- body. Overall: Iím not big on overpoweringly herbal saisons, but this one grew on me some over ounces 4-8. Of course, after that it reasserted itself as overpoweringly herbal and unpleasant, but Iíll focus on the positive because thatís just the kind of guy I am.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pale yellow color. Aroma of herbs. Sage, thyme, basil. Huge HERBAL character. Flavor of grains, bread, and herbs. Nothing like it! (4214)
scoth (608) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy deep gold with a thin white head, moderate retention, very fine cling lacing. Amazingly deep herbal aromas: rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, with a gentle funky note as well as pine resin, and biscuit. Light body, velvety smooth. Mildly sweet with a mild bitter finish. Very enjoyable.