beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #22 8.1% ABV. Sampled on 4/12/2013. This saison pours a light to medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Large to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, spicy and floral with a definite sour apple aroma as well. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are spicy and floral. Lively carbonation. Spicy and floral, with a very definite sour apple flavor with some hop bite at the finish. Crisp, clean and dry. The fruit adds a interesting flavor component to this beer, although it gets kind of cider like as it warms. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and slightly tart.
floydslip (202) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden beer with a medium fizzy bright white head. Sweet-sour nose of cotton candy, citrus, and yeast. Flavor is crisp with a tart apple bite that gives way to layers of sour yeast with spices like clove and black pepper. With fizzy effervescence, this is pretty refreshing, but is lacking some of the characteristics of beer, most noticeably anything resembling hop flavor. Decent though.
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
basically sour apple juice. really not much else to it but that. good stuff though.
malrubius (1862) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From old notes -- bottle at tasting -- pale golden with flat head. Tart apple aroma. Tart apple grainy dry with dry finish. ok
Jur (374) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Flying Saucer, Addison.
Clear straw yellow, no head. Hard candy nose. Not so sour, these apples. Saison with lots of hard candy. Meh...
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"wish list item that did not disappoint. if they toned down the alcohol just a little on this (it wasn’t hot at all but the body was bigger than most traditional saisons) this could be a prototype for the style. Earthy, dusty, light funk and barn, tart and slightly sweet apple. Very complex and quite tasty. Will buy again."
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Colorado Brewers Fest in July. Appearance: finger of white head, straw yellow color, clear. Aroma: apple, floral, pine. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, light dry finish, light bitter on finish, thin texture. Taste: sweet apple and malt into a floral bitterness. Very light sour in middle (maybe?). Overall, was expecting some more sourness, but really it was very minimal. Good and drinkable, but nothing to write home about.
degbert (1201) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a touch of green; the head is extremely lacy and sticky, large-grained, and a creamy off-white. Nose is apples, coriander, nutmeg, and what I can only describe as the air before it rains. Weird. Anyway...on the tongue, it’s recognizably saison, but with a green apple and apple peel tartness and bitterness to it. The spices are more prevalent in the mid-palate; I can really pick up the nutmeg and anise. Finish is long, dry, and bitter, but still fruity. Really nice, complex, and definitely a step outside the norm.
Crispy34 (416) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle. Aroma is a fresh pear with some saison sweetness tucked in there. Appearance is a slightly hazy gold with a white head. Taste is of fresh fruit, more apple than pear in flavor. the saison is present through out. Palate is saison yeast with a sharpness left on the roof of the mouth. Overall, a good take on saisons. Would be refreshing after a hot day.
cards04 (1848) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice beer. Pours a pretty golden. Aromas of sour apple(duh) and some Belgian candy. Flavors are more complex. Granny Smith apples, spice, and hops round everything out.
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very interesting Saison, and not as sour as the name would suggest. Pours a very ugly yellow. Smells of sour green and a bit of red apple. Taste is green apple all the way, but not too sour. Quite nice. Had on tap at the brewery.