jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like itís two brothers this is a thanksgiving beer. Thanksgiving you say? Yes, thanksgiving. You see thanksgiving is marked by giving thanks for all the great things in life and copious amounts of sage, just like thus beer. Unlike itís two brothers this one is cloudy and has noticeable sediment. Did I mention the sage? I like it alright, but what the hell do I know about beer?
DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, $3 @ Binnyís, Aug 2010. Pours a big head in my glass, with a nose of orange peel and thyme, Golden beer color beneath, just the slightest hint of haze, looking more like a kŲlsch. Foam stay nice and fluffy like a parfait top, supported by lots of bubble action. By now the smell has brought in the parsley and sage, but in pleasant proportions. Taste does not hide cheery beer taste behind a wall of spice. Rather, a familiar golden malt profile befitting the style, with a sprinkling of spices on top. Despite the spices being chosen just because of the Simon & Garfunkle song, they really work together well. Leaves a nice aftertaste of leaf herbs.
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit of funk on the nose with the herbal coming through sweet, mostly candied sage and thyme. Light silky body yields to a dryer finish that makes each sip a quencher. The flavor reminds me of a good marzen/saison mix. Thereís some biscuit here thatís balanced well with the herbs, which are surprisingly sedated. A refreshing peppery hint pops up in the aroma and the middle of tasting this. A nice specialty brew that may well be my favorite saison so far. A restrained hand lent well to this project. Nice job. Thanks Dogfish Head, Stone and Victory. 2010 12 oz.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a gold body with light suspended particles. A scant thin white head holds with poor retention. Cantaloupe, citrus, thyme, spiced with a spicy prickly background. Overtly spiced sage, citrus and very earth y. Good offering.
BritAlesRule (215) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky pale yellow. Good lacing and mild head retention. Sharp citrusy hop nose. Lemon zest and leather and herbal. Nice citrus edge in the mouth. Sessionable quality. Pine and grapefruit. Nice.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok very important...this was GREAT on draft, but I figure that is about gone, so Iím rating this based on the bottle....way too much of the rosemary and sage...has the good basic saison character but the herbs dominate and make it not that good. On draft it has more fullness and sweetness that was delicious.
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2010 YOU WOULD THINK THAT WHEN THREE GREAT BREWERS COME TOGETHER THE BEER SHOULD BE MONUMENTAL, THE PUZZLING THING ABOUT THIS TO ME IS THE STYLE CHOICE. OF ALL THE STYLES OF BEER THEY CHOOSE SAISON ? WTF ? NOT MY FAVORITE STYLE. ANY HOW...THIS ONE POURS A PALE FOGGY YELLOW WITH A MINIMAL HEAD LOOKS LIKE AN AVERAGE BEER EXCEPT THE TEXTURE OF THE HEAD, WHICH HUGS THE WALLS OF THE GLASS INDICATING NICE LACING IN THE BREW. THE AROMA THIS BEER GIVES OF IS VERY UNIQUE AND PLEASANT IT SMELLS OF HERBAL SPICES AND PINEY SPRUCE. THE FLAVOR TICKLES THE TOUNGE WELL IT TASTES OF DRY BITTER HOPS BLENDED WELL WITH THYME AND A HINT OF LEMON, THIS BEER PAIRS AMAZINGLY WITH GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST AND GARDEN VEGETABLES. LIKE I SAID SAISON IS NOT MY FAVORITE STYLE, BUT THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Floral hops, zesty orange, and perfume. Perfume, Belgian yeast, dry bitter finish, hint of gas? Thin and fizzy odd beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6457) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Pub this beer poured a yellow-golden color with a huge foamy white head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was spicy, yeasty and citric with underlying oregano. The flavor was dry and spicy with notes of oregano, pepper, yeast and citrus. The finish was long and dry with notes of pepper, must and oregano. Medium body. Interesting.
mcox90 (1859) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Tullyís in Wells, Maine. Pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head. Fairly strong herbal aroma, with a background scent of citrus hops. Light to medium bodied palate with a sharp crispness. Average carbonation. Somewhat fruit like flavor interspersed with all the herbs that are in this brew. Also, some very light pepper. Very interesting beer.