Lubiere (10485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden saison with a very thin white head. In aroma, smooth and sweet fruity malt with light orange peel, rosewater, very smooth and perfumy. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with orange pulp, cloves, fruity esters, oily mouth feel, nice. On tap at vices et versa.
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to Pierre. Pours yellow gold white head. nose/taste of flaked oats, lemongrass, rustic farmhouse notes, spicy peppercorn, light sour lemon and dry lightly herbal rye. Medium body. Dry finish.
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Volo. Orange tinged yellow body, wth some lace. Fresh, though funy aroma. Smooth though medium mouthfeel. Not very complex yet decent drinkability.
Beerhunter111 (8400) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Michig trübes dunkelgelbes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig, hefig, malzig. Geschmack fruchtig, hefig, reife Früchte.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 My Bottom Line:
This authentic Saison lays out citrusy fruitiness, delicate banana esters and persistent herbal hop bitterness in a dry, comfy, and very drinkable vehicle.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sizeable head of foam stays atop the misty straw gold.
-The mouthfeel is nicely dry and airy.
-Can’t say I would have detected the rye and oats if they hadn’t been on the label, but the spiciness is obvious once noted.
-The flavor profile is intricate yet rustic.
jercraigs (8073) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-07-31. Hazy bright orange body with a modest off white head. 3+ Flavour is dry, with a sort of spicy lightly floral character, hints at lemon. Aroma is dry and lightly yeasty, lightly peppery. Dry pale malt character. Average plus palate. Decent but not my favorite. On tap at Volo, Toronto
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Lovely bright yellow body with a very lively head that demanded an incremental pour. Aroma is lightly funky with earthy and lemon peel notes. Crackery pale malts allow the delicate funky and yeasty notes to shine, some lemon peel, some peppery spice in the finish (I just noticed there is rye in here-- makes sense). A delicious quaffable saison.
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bonused by biere_froide- thanks again, Yannick! Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of bready malts, Band-Aid, banana, straw, citrus, and a super dry, yeasty, grainy quality throughout. The flavor is the same, really dry, with some pear, citrus, and banana fruit, and some bready and sugary sweetness. Light-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Some mild peppery spice throughout, too.
mabel (6830) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4630-20120731] Tap. Mild sweaty resin hops aroma. Hazy, gray brown body with medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter citrus pip malt flavour has a lingering dry graininess. Medium-full bitter body. Quite tasty. (7/4/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Volo, August 8. Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a small long-lasting frothy white head. Slightly mild aroma of yeast, fruit, light spices and malt. Very dry flavour is herbal, slightly sweet and yeasty along with citrus fruit and light spices. Average bodied. Pretty good stuff.