Doofgoblin (237) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The sage aroma is nice and the presence of it in the taste is there too. Other aromas of banana, grass, and citrus. Pours a straw yellow slightly cloudy. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly sour, with notes of sage. Finish is a little smooth, somewhat lingering and ever so slightly acidic. Overall, pretty good with an interesting twist with the sage.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Pours a lighter copper with a white head of foam. Great retention. Aroma is effervescent herbal sage with a fruity, Belgian thing going on. Taste is more of that sage. It works great in this beer. Overall, this is a very nice beer with an interesting twist. Very drinkable.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I understand how people may like this one but it is not for me. Hazy golden with a rocky head. Aroma is sage, candied sugars, sage, a bit of yeast spice, and sage. Medium bodied. Flavor is sage, candied sugar, medicinal., mint. Itís just not my thing.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tons of herbs on the flavor profile, Rosemary really dominates, sage is really strong too, very herbally
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great American Beer Festival 2012. A dry saison. Well hopped with an earthy quality that I really like, as well as wild grass.
MadRobin (1404) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Very slightly hazy, sparkling, amber-yellow with large billowing off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of sagebrush, pine and citric hops, yeast, spices, eucalyptus and plenty more sage.
Taste of fresh sage, piney hops, other spices, yeast and caramel (when it can sneak through). Although this beer has a complex flavor, it starts and ends with sage.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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ajnepple (1092) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Release #6. Pours golden and cloudy with a thick, rocky white head that leaves good lacing. Smells floral, earthy, a little like grass and perhaps a bit like ginger ale. (Note: Iím not exactly sure what sage smells or tastes like.) A sort of herbal flavor with a light sweetness and light bitterness with a hint of rosemary and tea. Light body with a thin texture and lively carbonation. Smooth, quick finish that is a bit dry. A solid and interesting saison.
markwise (4094) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz shared by a kind soul at the Tampa Crew Weekly Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is sage, herbs, light malt, and some chamomile with pepper. Flavor follows with light malt, and lingering herbs with a nice, balanced sage presence. Medium in body and not much alcohol in the body for 7.5%.
Stash (2) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma - sage (YUM!), barnyard funk, soap, lovely!!!
appearance - beautiful golden/bronze with loads of soapy head, abundant lacing that lasts
taste - sweet, sticky, funky saison, amazing sage finish, wonderful!
palate - light, refreshing, nicely carbonated
overall - one of my favorite beers of all time, the sweetness, the funk, the sage, the carbonation... very refreshing, very interesting, delicious!
bookman10 (539) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting take on the saison. My first sip put me in mind of a flavored sparkling water (itís very similar to a lime sparkling water I drink a lot of). The sage is quite prominent in the aroma and the flavor. Pours a light, hazy yellow, with minimal head. There is a bit of the usual saison sourness underneath all the dominant herb flavors. Very interesting and worth a try, though I donít know if Iíd rush to drink another.