solidfunk (2797) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Well-integrated saison here. Apple very well-packed in. Pours golden with ok head and lacing. Aroma of apple, florals and some yeast. Some booze and a hint of cinnamon even. Finishes sour and bitter in well-balanced mix. Soft carbonation. Bottle thanks to Chris.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent summery beer. Apples and funk, substantive farmhouse saison taste. Drinkable stuff.Chris’s bottle.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Release #13 and served in tulip: Pours mostly clean golden hue at first with a lasting fizzy head and spotty lace. The last pour was cloudy. The aroma has a noticeable soured green apple vapour along with some cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and coriander. Light pils malt notes as well but hard to find under the apple and spice character. The same is true with the palate as well, tart apple and flowery and biting spices. The cinnamon and ginger kick the finish. Taste like an apple ginger ale but I must also say there is a band-aid medicinal note that take away from the flavor profile and the overall enjoyment. The mouth feel is lively but chalky. Lose the band-aid and lighten up slightly on the cinnamon and nutmeg and I could really dig this brew.
BEENJAMIN (251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Release #22 Just the appearance and aroma I was looking for. Golden, with a white head with the aroma of apple ginger and clove. What I love most comes next. The mouth feel is fluffy, light and delicate with delightful hints of cider, ginger, and spice. The apple really comes through and the hops and yeast add spicy complexity while the drinkability is very high. I?d say by now they?ve perfected this recipe on batch #22.
RaucusBacchus (63) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber: apple essence is notable. Pale yellow, lightly hazed, topped by a moderate, rocky head. Lightly sweet, quick to sour, then low key bitter that isn't what I consider pleasant. The bitter tastes of pippins. ~m
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Dry, but not really sour. Apple is underwhelming as well. This isn’t really bad, but I had high expectations from the name, and this didn’t meet them.
iggynelix (63) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brilliant saison with notes of apple and ginger. Clean and crisp perfect for summer session ing.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow with a green tint. Aroma is of perfume, spruce, herbal, apple. Taste is of apple, herbal tea, grass.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Thin off white head. Clear straw colored. The smell is fruit but don’t really get apple, yeast, and spice. The taste is weak, tart, fruit, eh.
Mittenator (1050) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at Reno's East. Quite possibly the worst beer I've ever smelled. Apple skin, corn and bleh. Tastes ok. More apple skin and yeast.