Beardaxe (293) - - NOV 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into pint glass. One inch thick head. Simple aroma of Belgian candy sugars and bananas. Straw yellow Color with tons of sediment floating around. I'm not a snob and rarely ever do "drain pours" but I couldn't finish this beer. It might have been a bad batch or improperly stored, because my experience does not jive with other reviews at all. Harsh mouthfeel with overtly strong bitterness. Would never guess this was supposed to be a saison. Like an IPA without any malt or hop aromatics. Only hints of the Belgian yeasts in the flavor and not much else.
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beersorcerer (39) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Total Wine. Lemony / peppery slight floral yeasty banana scent with a touch of biscuit malt character at the end.
Very neat white head with lots of retention and lace from a slight hazed yellow pour.
Good carbonation and overall dryness with a very mild acidity in the finish - the pale malt settles to the back with the lemon yeast hop flavors joining everything into a very enjoyable selection perhaps from Caerbannog.
SlackerMads (2354) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bottled on 2013-06-21. Hazy yellow with a medium sized creamy white head. Good retention and lace. Fruit esters, grassy hops, soapy, citrus, pear, pepper. Medium body, medium sweet and bitter, nice filling mouthfeel. Light dry and lingering bitter finish with fruit notes. Very refreshing and the bitterness suits my taste just fine.
Pyrmir (4738) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Hazy golden with off white head. Aroma is sourish, citrus, fresh, yeast, herbs and grass. Taste is spicy, herbs, yeast, honey, wheat and grain. Taste was heavier than expected
Enegaard (68) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Aug. 2013, bottle from City Beer, SF) Pours like a very liquidy, fair acacia honey. The aroma is full and sweet, like a blossoming flower field with some classic Belgian yeast added. Taste is sweet, easy and soft, slightly bitter - not sour enough for my idea of a saison. Nice and clean, but nothing special.
sethdude (705) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold with a medium head. Aroma is quite nice- burlap, lemon, lilac, fall leaves, hot apple cider, and just a pinch of spice. Flavor is initially peppery and warm, bit of dusty earth and funk, some tart lemon notes, a bit of black pepper, hay/grass in the finish. Wow.
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden color with big white head. Flowery and yeasty aroma with some lemon. Lightly sweet grain flavor with some grass, citrus and coriander. Light to medium body with lively carbonation.
VsXsV (3117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light hazy golden liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of lemon peel, bread, white pepper, bubblegum, grain and light flowers. Taste is dry to light sweet and light bitter with notes of white pepper, lemon peel, bread and bubblegum. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Quite nice.
JohnnyJ (5078) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mostly clear golden yellow pour, with a frothy white head. Grain, light sweetness, fairly bitter hoppiness, yeast, earthy, light coriander, and citrus. Pretty good.
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with an average size lasting fluffy off-white head and a good amount of lacing on the glass. Yeasty, herbal aroma along with grassy hops, some honey and wheat. Flavour is spicy, herbal, a bit sweet and yeasty along with honey, wheat and fruit. Average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, I liked it.