Salmoniform (195) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Release 27 poured from bottle to glass. Crystal clear straw hue with very fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of esters, hay, yeast, grass, vinegar, apple, sugar, pepper, cloves. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium light body and high carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with CO2 sharpness in the finish. Overall, this is an so so saison that comes across as a bit artificial.
Oregon_butcher (59) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very clear, very very light gold color. Explosive carbonation for not being bottle conditioned. Smells tart and very much of farmhouse funk. Taste is slightly tart, sweet. Lots of dry apple, smoke, clove flavor. Not bad but not my favorite sour saison.
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swanmann (560) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, pale straw color with small, quick, off-white head. Aromas of oak/ chardonnay, butter, granny smith, lemon, bubble gum, barnyard... The flavor is apple, lemon, buttered toast... the finish is tart and just a bit toasty, adequate carbonation. This is a rich, flavorful saison, definitely showing apples flavors, but lacking some of the bolder saison characteristics. It reminds me a lot of chardonnay in the flavor, but not really wine-y as a whole, but I don’t like chard...
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy gold with some frothy, white head. Nose is interesting, herbal, candy sugar, green apple. Flavor is ok, appley, jolly rancher, candy, some spice. Slick finish.
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light golden pour with a white head that quickly disappears. Bad aroma...almost like a moldy dish rag. However, taste is much better. Peppery and spicy taste with the sour from the apple coming through. Nice and tart with a dry finish.
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BoostIPA (1052) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Are these guys jokin or wat? This is horrendous. Pours a cloudy white orange with a white head, but that’s where the mediocrity stops. The aroma is enough to kill a small animal. Putrid combo of spices, artificial thanksgiving, old people’s sweat, disease. Taste is similar - obnoxious chemicals mixed with spices to try and conceal the deadly toxins found in this dumpster sauce. This is world class bad. Finishes on a lingering note of formaldehyde and various fluids extracted from an embalmed corpse. No.
onceblind (3573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clearish golden with a thin white head. Nose is a little sour but with a grainy blonde cereal and oak tone. Flavor is the same, with a little less apple and a little more tangy saison. Fruity tones that aren’t quite apple, and not much sourness.
drjay44 (2443) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
651 ml. bottle. Release #25, 8.2 % ABV. Pours a medium, well retained, tiny bubbled white head with extensive lacing, over a clear yellow (SRM 5) body.....nose is light sour apple, cereal, lemon, a melange of spices, minimal hop notes.....taste is a light almost Brett like sourness, apple, slight sweetness, multiple light spices (ginger, cardamom, cinnamon), hints of citrus, leading to a dry spice-hop lingering bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, slightly astringent, light alcohol warmth, carbonation adds light spritz, and moderate acid finish. While this is a reasonably balanced beer, with the spices under vague control, there are so many they become muddled. The result is a hodgepodge. Also both the Oats and Wheat are lost in the mouth feel. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6
theothermatt (140) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Pours golden. Acidic. Earthy. Yeasty. Like rotten vegetables. Very sweet and a little tart apple on the back end. The aroma is just terrible but the beer itself is rather good. Interesting but something just smells terrible.
jmgreenuk (3236) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fresh Craft, Denver. Poured a clear light amber with a round white head. The aroma is apple acidic. The flavour is medium to strong sour with a big apple clove spicy palate. Very drinkable!