aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing special at all. I wouldnt say its bad, but I was expecting something more from such an awaited brew.
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Nose and flavor are marked with really nice stone fruit presence including apricot and nectarine, a touch of pineapple, and very subtle floral and herbal notes. Smooth and very drinkable for nearly 7%. Not as dry as I would like for a saison, but still quite tasty.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on-tap @ the Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA for $4. Tapped from the Elysian Wasteland Tap Handle into a 16oz Beer Shoppe Pint Glass.
Aroma- Very pleasant and appropriate for the style. Light coriander and a good amount of spice.
Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that dies immediately. Has an orange, semi hazy body but leaves no lacing behind.
Flavor- A huge orange flavor starts this one out and then has the coriander note found in the aroma. No spices found and has a light bitterness level.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Effervescent, and prickles with citrus on the finish.
Overall Impression- A very drinkable Saison but didn’t have the greatest appearance... Wouldn’t have guessed it was a beer in this style from it! Otherwise, good citrus/coriander taste and very close to the style in every category.
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
170712. Tap at elysian fields, seattle. Pours hazy amber with a small head. Aroma elderberry, yeast. Interesting slightly spicy taste. Not Bad.
olio (5856) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Elysian Fields, Seattle.
Pours hazy amber color with small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, yeast, lemon and some elderflower. Flavour of yeast, elderberries, herbs, lemon and mild hops. Weird but decent.
Braudog (5578) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bitter Creek Alehouse in Boise. Dark orange, rich-looking for a "saison." Drinks with a palate-testing blend of interesting character ... a definite spicy, peppery-corriander kick, but blended with an interesting American kick of spicy orange-citric acids, too. I liked it quite a bit. (#4682, 7/7/2012)
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at 16 Tons. Hazy amber pour with thin off-white head and little lacing. Extremely floral in both taste and smell, with pepper and coriander chugging along in the background. Very dry finish, quite crisp as well. One of my favorites in the series thus far.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark color for Saison. Looks like IPA. Smells of fruit and herbs, I guess like it should. Medium bodied and full of herbal flavor, but it lacks the rustic character of saison. Too polished and modern.
OldMrCrow (1757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Bomber.
What is it about American saisons? Even brewed with the Belgian saison yeast this is so unmistakably a US attempt at the style. Sweet and sticky, bubblegum esters, floral atop that presumably from the elderflower. Alcohol higher than it needs to be and well apparent. I was happy enough to drink this but it’s a far cry from the standout exemplars of the style.
Cazeau pwns this hard.
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Fifteenth Ave. Hophouse... Poured hazy, vibrant orange with an, eggy, white-ish head. This was solid. One of the better I thought from the series. Floral, herbal, tea-like, earthy and spicy. Sort of drying, and a hint of yeast funk with loads of esters. Passionfruit, citrus, tropical fruits, you name it. Super quenching. Nice fruity and floral finish.