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 (1164) - Calgary, 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.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Very cloudy golden yellow with a finger of frothy white head. Head faded down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of funkiness with some lemon, tart apple, and some spices.
T - Starts off with some tart green apple flavor with some hay and lemon. Through the middle, some yeast, coriander, clove, and funk come through. The finish is a mix out tart green apple with some sourness, yeast, and some spices.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. It is smooth with a nice tart and crisp finish.
D - Very drinkable. Not as sour as expected, but the tartness does give the saison a nice extra kick.
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a semi cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was a mixture of light grassy funk, apples, and dust. Flavor was somewhat cheesy, and apples, barnyard notes, and some grassy moldy hops, Eh.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden in color, hazy with a thin white head. Light sour aroma with lingering fruit. The yeast flavor and aroma are light throughout. Nice drinkable sour ale. Nit too puckering. I am not much of a sour drinker nor saison so this was a very good beer.
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a hazy pale yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas ofstraw, lemon, apple, yeast, earthiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, lemon, light apple, yeast and a hint of spice with a crisp lingering citrus finish.
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Release #8 (8.1% ABV). Pours a bubbly, clear, yellow-gold body with a quickly dissapating , fluffy white head. Typical saison aroma with some belgian yeast and clove aromas along with a faint green apple scent. The green apple is stronger in the flavor, near the front of the palate then turns to bread/yeast flavors. Light and effervescent, although somewhat sticky initially. Slightly bitter and metallic finish.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-shared by PatrickL-pours hazy straw with a big offwhite head. Aroma is tart/tannin, apple skin, nail polish remover. Taste is tart/tannin, apple skin with some sweetness, yeast.