bookman10 (636) - 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.
monk191 (892) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great saison, very unique. Pours an ugly yellow. Smells of sage all around, some other herbs, and a bit of sweetness. Taste is crisp with more sage and herbs. Finishes dry. Had on tap at the brewery.
slowrunner77 (540) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Figured Iíd dig the herbal floral aspects of this beer, and I did, Lightly rustic, very herbal leaning heavily towards nostril and palate cleansing sage, like Nevada after a rain. Enjoyed."
DialSquare (2615) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Daily Growler, UA. Yellow-gold pour with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, herbal, pepper. Tastes are pepper, minty, sage, citrus peel, bread. Tinny metallic vibe. Overly spiced. Not for me. 6.2
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale amber. Big sage aroma...dominating. Sweet front, dry finish, lots of sage, malts are a bit sticky, dash of fruitiness. Thatís a nice sage beer.
stevoj (2079) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sage adds real character here, soft spiciness on top of a well bodied saison. Spiciness turns minty on the finish. Sage blends perfectly with saison throughout. Nice beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Samís Quik Shop. Pours golden with a thin white head. Has some nice lacing. Massive herbs and grass notes on the nose. Has some solid funkiness and hop notes on the nose. Finishes clean. Very nice.
BLADT (586) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Cloudy yellow with a single finger of white head. The sage shows on smell, along with thyme (or rosemary?) and lots of Belgium yeastiness. Earthy. Complex, but not over done. Taste is equally herbal. Tangy. The year does a good job of pulling this beer to the center; not too bitter from the spices. Enjoyed.
nearbeer (3675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml. Lightly hazy golden with a sticky quarter inch of lasting meringue on top. Grape must, earthy peppery spice and honey on the nose. Taste identifies the peppery earthy spice as sage, but doesnít overwhelm. Thereís enough cheesy funk, white wine grape must, peach and lemon-honey hard candy to balance from several directions. Some wheaty tropical bubblegum in the long finish. Medium body has high carbonation that sometimes gets a bit out of control, but itís a necessary evil in this style. Nice balance that overall leans to the dry side.
NachlamSie (2752) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 oz at the brewery. Pours hazy gold with a tall white head and spotty lacing. This is one of Epicís most balanced Belgian offerings. The aroma is dry and yeasty without being overdone. Sage is there to make it savory but it doesnít become strong. The palate is pretty full. Nice complex flavor with cloves, assorted fruit and peppers. The sage is perfectly done. It adds a great dimension to the spicy profile. The finish is clean and dry.
CaraCurtis (116) - Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is a really neat beer. There is a lot that comes through in the palate and the aroma. It pours a pale cloudy yellow, thin white head, and dissipating lacing. The aroma is full of spice Ė rosemary, thyme, and sage. I love the finish of the palate. It tingles up front and then disappears cleanly and beautifully but on the roof there is a lasting hint of all this beer offers. Best part is there is some funk to this beer, which I adore!