tennisjoel (1254) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a very creamy frothy white head. Definitely get the sour apple combined with typical saison aromas of pepper, honey, biscuit. Interesting palate. Slightly tart from the apple. Saison characteristics are subdued. Slightly watery. Interesting, but I wish the flavor was stronger on the saison, to balance the sour apple.
KyotoLefty (8121) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ape. Tart apple nose, pilsner malt, cinnamon and lots of spice. Clear gold. Tart apple flavor, saison yeast with a decent saison character, bit basically apple pie with way too much spice in there. Smooth, medium body. No thanks.
gripweed57 (1107) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle. Release # 63; 7.8% ABV. Pale yellow gold color. Small creamy white head. Yeasty malt nose has obvious notes of Apple, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Flavor is semi-sweet with crisp apple notes. More cinnamon and cloves in midtaste. Tart and dry fruit as well. Yeasty notes in finish. Some spicy hops with warming alcohol. Comes across a a cross between a Farmhouse Ale and a Cider.
Oakes (13860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, thin head. Lightly appley, light yeast character. Moderate bitterness and a dash of apple, with a touch if yeast.
oh6gdx (23583) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled@SBWF2015. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is floral, wooden, herbal and some mild apple skins to it. Flavour is ginger, some apples skins, mild fruity and wooden notes with some very strange things going on.
stevoj (3103) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Albertsons. Release 62. Notable that this straight up Saison in aroma and taste, fruit comes in second. Musty, yeasty, bready aroma. Taste follows with floral, yeasty Saison tastes, accented by the sour apples. Saison nature shines through
Nische (1394) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at SBWF. Hazy golden with small off white head. Peppery aroma with marzipan, yeas and citrus. Dry and peppery taste with loads of spices. I don’t feel much sourness and almost no apples. Way too much spices in this one.
TBone (14780) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at SBWF2015. Yellow color, not much head. Herbal rubbery apple aroma. Light-bodied. Rubbery apple, white-peppery Saison yeast. Some tartness. Simple but odd.
omhper (21867) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy golden, small head. Aroma of marzipan and elderflowers. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Winegums, grains and marzipan, some sour green apples. Low bitterness. Elegant.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cinnamon, nutmeg, green apple, malt, and hay aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, light apple malt, and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Light body.
Patrickctenchi (5204) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: (release #42, 7.7%)
Clear, still, gold with a ring of white head.
Funky, green apple-peel, nutmeg, spice scent.
Taste is soft, but tart green apple......cinnamon, honey, ginger......
Dry, not really sour...just tart and refreshing.