BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 124 old rabbit. Cloudy apple cider looking color. Raspy bready wheaty taste with a nice bready backbone. Really good representation of the style
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BreWedge (385) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Prohibition Pig Waterbury, VT. Pours a clear golden hue with a small white head. Aromas are banana, lemon, bubblegum, and some florals. Tastes are banana, pepper, and a late coming hop bitterness that really balances out the beer. This is a great beer!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy
haukur (1430) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit murky yellow with an off white head. Funky aroma, some apples! Taste is dry and a bit lemony. A bit acidic. Well made saison
Iphonephan (4424) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Big Hunt in DC. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma and flavors of banana and peach. Moderate carbonation. Moderately bitter finish.
Westchesterco (1378) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the big hunt it is a murky yellow and it has A slight white head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a combination of bitter and some refreshing hopps
mike5326 (1132) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from tap. Light golden color, nice frothy white head. Sweet fruit smell. Very light, Crisp taste, slight bitter aftertaste.
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my little bro for splitting this bottle with me. Pours slightly beyond pale with a quickly dissipating white head. Scent is spicy and lemony. Flavor is tart with savory brett flavors. Bubbly like champagne with medium-light body. Bottle - Share from deadCATAtlanta - Atlanta, GA
fidelis83 (2186) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold pour with a 2 finger, bright white head. Aroma is spicy, peppery yeast, citrus, tart tree and stone fruit, light minerality and nice, sweet floral notes. Flavor starts off with spicy yeast, cereal, bready malt, grass, pepper doughy yeast, then lots of citrus and floral hops come in along with some spiciness toward the slightly bitter finish. Light to medium body with an oily but dry entry, dry finish and medium strength, sharp and blanketing carbonation that suit the beer very nicely. Really good. I usually end up wishing that most stronger Saisons were a little less so, but with the balance leaning more toward the hoppy side, and still having a solid, but not overbearing yeast presence I think this one is right where it needs to be.
FlacoAlto (3849) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a pale tan colored head that is three fingers in height. The beer is a nice gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice hoppiness to it that is a bit herbal and a touch lemon like with a straw like aroma and a touch of cracker like grain, as well as a solid yeast character that is a bit musty, has a phenolic like spiciness, and an earth quality.
Lightly sweet tasting, but with a spicy finish that considerably dries things out. The sweetness is really brought out by a clove like spiciness which brings out a touch of honey like character, which in turn is accentuated by an herbal, wildflower like character, and a peppery note in the finish. There is a nice bitterness to this beer, as well as a nice lemon like hoppiness, and much of the herbal / wildflower notes are accentuated by the hop character. The body is nice and light, without being watery, and in fact has a light texture to it.
This is a nice Saison, it has a solid hoppiness to it, and a solid yeast character to it that strikes a nice, Saison like balance.
redpooba (402) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish spiced saison with a crisp white head. It is poppy on the nose with spices and caramel. The body is medium but carries its own with food.