fidelis83 (2167) - 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 (3838) - 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.
salvaticas (526) - - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Downtown Bar and Grill. Pours a clearish gold. Belgian on the nose. But of a bite but a bit lame in body.
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AndyW68 (1209) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast and malt. Taste is malty lemon with a good bit of yeast. Good not great.
GJF (1364) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Hazy yellow pour. Citrus in the nose, a bit of yeast. Lemon flavor and malt, subtle yeast flavors. Fairly bitter finish. Well done, subtle saison.
BroSpud (1834) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours yellow with a white head and medium carbonation. Spicy aroma with sweet apple and pepper notes.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a pale yellow very little head. Flavor was strong. Saison yeast, peppery,
sonnycheeba (4191) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, citrus fruit, spicy hops, and some farmhouse notes. Flavor is spicy malts and hops, grassy notes, and light grapefruit; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
snoworsummer (3142) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy yellow gold with a thin tan head. Tastes like citrus and spice, creamy, wheaty. Medium body and carbonation. Smells like wheat, funk, buttery oak.