undsioux7 (792) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy deep golden with a white head. Nice yeast, pepper, a bit of bready malt with a bitter lemon. Semi sweet mid pallete with a dry finish. Everything is there you would want in a saison, just a bit too paired down to be a top saison.
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 oz at the brewery. Pours bright yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is cheesy like Brett might be with faint barnyard notes and light suggestions of lemon. The palate is pretty full with a bit more sweetness and clove than I like from the style. There is a good level of funky esters and rough grains for balance. Finishes with a touch of woody hops and lemony bite. Not too shabby.
dmac (3747) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 15 7.1% 22oz bomber from Crossroads. Poured a super cloudy golden straw body under a dense creamy bright white head. Aroma is very nice, lemon, pepper, spice, wet wheat, dough, bananan, bubble gum. Great medium to slightly fuller body, creamy throughout, average carbonation and a long lingering aftertaste. Flavor is good but not quite as good aroma. Notes of grains, pepper, spice, yeast, dry tropical fruit rinds, dough, old lemons, tonic. Good stuff.
tugboat_801 (7) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Release #14. 7.4 alc/vol good Belgian style beer. Lots of fruity flavors, slightly earthy. Hints of bret. Nicely done beer.
jrob21 (2351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Release 12 and 7.1%. Bottle back from beer run. Big body an lots of yeast. Band aidish aroma that resurfaces late in the sip again. In the meantime you have a sticky sweet and lemony drink. Bit of wheat and light grain flavors. Bold and aggressive due to the yeast but working well all told.
penstemon (107) - - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Release #10, 6.7% abv. Pours pale yellow with a tall fizzy white head. Aroma of pears, lemon, clove, pepper, floral, dusty.Taste is pear, banana, slight hay, pepper, clove, and doughy grain. Quite dry with some nice effervescence. Was hoping for a little more funk like the classic Belgian saisons, but still tasty.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge fruit nose and palate. So many different fruity esters, almost too many too name. Sourness of brett plays off sweet fruit well.
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we shared on facebook chat. This has a big white fluffy head that slowly falls. The beer is dingy golden and hazy. All kinds of fruit in the aroma. Stone fruit, apples, banana. After the first sip I realized there was also bret in the aroma. Bret is a prominent flavor along with that fruit. Yeast. Some pepper and spice. After warming more pale malts and alcohol were tasted. This began as an atypical saison but ended up more typical. It had its own personality and was interesting so it gets a little extra from me.
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was Release No. 4 and was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. It poured a lightly hazy gold with huge white head the had good retention and left good lacing. Nose of ripe fruit with lemon, pepper, and apple/pear. Light to medium in body, Carbonated mouthfeel. The flavor is fruit with apple, pear, apricot, peach, coriander, candied fruit, cloves, and grass. Finish is earthy, dry and fruity. Very drinkable and interesting with all the flavors.At the very end there is more banana. Almost like a hefe on steroids.
Frahmo (224) - Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 22 bomber, pale golden pour a white head. Off aroma, great mild taste. High carbonation. Great beer minus the smell. I would drink this again.
IndianaRed (2185) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brewers Haven in Nampa, ID. Clear light yellow with a thin white ring. Faint somewhat off putting aroma. Lovely slightly sweet light malt flavor some honey and light spice. Doesn’t taste like 7%. Nice