bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of sage, grass, wet fall leaves, and yeast. Flavor of sage, grain, yeast, and nuts.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, light catty. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, sage, light spicy, grapefruit. Medium body, light stickiness, acidity. Medium body, light stickiness, acidity.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-Tampa Wkly @Madhouse-white-gold. A-sage/Christmas tree/floral, 2nd lt malt. T- sage/Christmas tree/floral, 2nd lt malt-bready.
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy variegated golden yellow color, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma of sage, lemon, rosemary. Taste is bitter spice and funky raw hay. Tasty.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is cloudy yellow in color with a tall white head. Woah, certainly some sage in this beer. It’s really dominating and pretty much all I can smell. Maybe a bit of citrus peel and bread. The flavor is just as heavy on the sage. A light citrus note, some bread, and a hint of yeast. But mostly just sage. I liked it, but a small pour is enough.
Ratman197 (8486) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of sage, lemon zest and biscuit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of sage, straw and citrus with a crisp dry lingering sage finish.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow pour. White head. Rosemary, thyme, sage are heavy in the aroma and some barnyard funk. Flavor is funk, yeast, dank, earthy, and really freaking cool. Great food beer.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from release #3. Pours with a light haze and voracious carbonation. Medium golden-yellow hued body. Very large and lasting white head that leaves great lace. Aromas are strongly herbal and spicy. Slightly green aroma. Sage and coriander. Peppery, phenolic, very spicy and herbaceous, tobacco, light lemon zest, peppery. Medium pear esters, light tropical fruit/mango. Dry finish. Flavors are oddly tropical, lemon verbena, sage, rosemary, pineapple, peppery, lavender, coriander, pepper, mango and passionfruit. Lightly earthy hop character. Low malt and low sweetness, but some perceived sweetness from the esters. Very tasty. Lots of green sage and herbaceous qualities in the finish. Lively bubbles, medium to low bodied, dry, lightly warming. Spice prominent, but completely within reason. A pleasure to drink.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. I can’t recall having a beer where I enjoyed sage being a part of it, but hopefully this breaks the trend. Hazy, golden/orange appearance with an off white head and good retention. Rich sage, bushy, sprucey, a touch tangy, light citrusy aroma. A touch tart, lemon/orange citrusy, slightly yeasty flavor but it’s mostly dominated by a sage/bushy/organic taste. This didn’t improve upon the standard saison that they offer.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Sam’s Quik Stop. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of big sage notes, bread and citrus. The taste is sage, other spices, citrus, tropical notes. Medium bodied. They could dial back the sage quite a bit but its not bad.