kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A spicey saison with not much apple present. Clove spice is strong and hides any rustic farmhouse character. Not much hay, funk or other characteristics coming through.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Release #9. Yellow green pour with almost no head and a little fizz. Aroma is apples, yeast, some Belgian spice. A bit of phenol and nail polish remover. Flavor is tart, light apple notes. Some interesting things going on here. Tasty beer but a little plastic on the back end. I like it.
jgb9348 (5440) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Release #5; 8.1% ABV
Super hazy light golden coloured body with a thin, fast-dying white head that leaves a pretty ugly and large-bubbled thin layer atop the beer. Aroma of wheat, coriander seed, yeast, dry hops, corn and a faint amount of apples. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a lot of pungent wheat and yeast right behind and a grassy and hay like quality that is synonymous with a saison. Aftertaste shows the faintest bit of fruit (pears to me, but apples, theoretically) then a big hit of yeast, wheat, hay, grass, coriander seed (tons) and a bunch of light grassy hops. Overall, an interesting beer that is much more on the traditional saison side rather than any attempt at tucking fruit in this one - a good dry saison with a touch of sweetness in the form of fruit. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 24-July-2011 for US$6.95 sampled at home in Washington on 13-March-2012.
ddemmingjr (795) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, pale golden. Fine white head that recedes. Nose of nutmeg, clove, lemon zest, grain, coriander. Once on the palate, yeast, lemon, wheat, straw, champagne characteristics. Faint sour apple finish. Crisp and ABV well hidden as it's sneaky drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. First reviewed 11/14/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Release #2.
This is definitely a gusher. A loud pop and a burst of fog out of the bottle when I open it inform me that I need to pour it immediately. A monster fizzy off-white head forms, bubbling away rapidly to almost nothing. After a few seconds, a lot of carbonation helps to create the head anew. A very strange head for sure. The beer itself is a faded cloudy grapefruit juice color.
The aroma is on the light side. Some granny smith apple aroma works with a like biscuity malt. Some pilsner malt and wheat and some peppery spice are noticeable as well.
The flavor starts with a slightly tart green apple flavor before the malt really comes into play. Light malt has a light wheat flavor, and there is an earthy spiciness toward the middle. Some grass and hay fill out the back end.
Very bubbly and fizzy carbonation, with a body that is on the heavy side for the style. Slightly tart.
I was able to easily drink my glass of this, but it was not the best example of a style I don’t like that much, so I won’t be revisiting it in the future.
matthewjk (1037) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bomb - This is an ode to green apple here folks--green apple and champagne! This is one of those beers that delivers precisely what it claims to be on the label. Sour. Green apple. Belgian yeast. Champagne. Unique beverage you will not encounter all the time.
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is apple and grass. Appearance is clear and effervesent like a cider. The taste is crisp apple and a bit of yeast. On the palate, it’s crisp, clean and a bit sparkling. It’s tasty. Good thing winter never really showed up in MN because this is a warmer weather beer.
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
release #8. straw color. light white fluffy head. Don’t get much here. Little apple, no spices, no farmhouse/saison, just some generic Belgian/banana yeast character. Very much not what I was expecting & disappointing. However it is still drinkable with no off-flavors
maley1 (1000) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy straw colored pour with a frothy large white head. Aroma of citrus, green apple and yeast. Taste is green apple, lemon, yeast and a hint of caramel. Nice and crisp mouthfeel, this beer is well balanced. Would be a perfect beer for a hot summer day but beware the ABV is well hidden. Excellent beer.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an expected straw yellow with minimal head, little lacing. Aroma obvious of hay, yeast, green apple pie, citrus, and load of spices. Flavor matches well and makes for an enjoyable brew.