FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled At Elysian, October 2013
Arrives from the tap with a mostly clear, copper tinged gold color. The head is ½ a finger thick and is a pale, off-white color, and leaves some nice layered lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma smells of lavender, and then perhaps an earthy pumpkin like note, with a backing note that is a touch plastic like. Up front there also seems to be a nutmeg like note though it might just be warped clove notes from the floral lavender. Hints of earthy pepper, and perhaps some woody ginger like notes round things out along with a general mustiness.
Clean up front, but quickly gets spicy, floral, and phenolic through to the finish. Lots of lavender notes settle on the palate in the middle of the sip while the long finish is more bandaid / plastic phenols. The body is fairly light, quite drinkable, but has a touch of meat to it. Soft malt notes provide a supporting role and accentuate a bit of dried hay like grain.
Interesting, but a bit too dominated by the lavender, which is quite overwhelming in small amounts. Still this is actually tasty enough, and I do like Saisons.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ GPBF... Golden orange pour with a big forming white-ish head. Overall this was soapy. The lavender came off chemical-like. Needed more balance from either sweetness, or pumpkin spicing. I really wanted this to work but it wasn’t doing it.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma is floral with light spice, some gourd. Taste is herbal gourd. Interesting.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy tang color with an intriguing boquet of pumpkin and lavender. Wonderful mix of lavender and belgian malts. Wanted to buy a growler of this, but supplies are limited. Hope my homebrewed pumpkin saison turns out half as good. THis was definitely the hit of the pumpkin tasting session.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer was definitely interresting...but not good. I got little else in the taste and aroma, other than sharp lavender. I think I said it tasted like "floral gasoline". Seems this was an adventure taken a little to far...just didn’t work.