mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
release 4 from generous share at ratebeer tasting. White pepper then cinnamon aroma. Tastes like pear syurp, pie crust, and tropical fruit. Warm finish. A bit sweet and discombobulating.
Jur (311) - 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 (3635) - 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 (555) - 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 (1130) - 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 (392) - 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 (1769) - 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 (936) - 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.
jhamp9 (1055) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold pour with a thin white head that fades to a thin ring. Really nice green apple aroma with light funk and spice. Taste is heavier on the pie spices with a bit of tart apple and barnyard. Light body. Crisp and refreshing. Pretty good but spice is a bit heavy handed for me.
kidmartinek (3674) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Green gold. Little head. Sour, like brett aroma with lots of oak amd a faint sweetness. Tart, woody dry flavor.with some apple peel and cinnamon.
legion242 (2201) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release number 45. Poured a clear medium yellow with great lacing. Subtle apple notes across the palate. Very refreshing.