GTAEgeek (1062) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Light, cloudy gold color, with a small, white head. The aroma is circus peanuts, light citrus hops, coriander, and some grass and herbal notes. The flavor is crisp and sweet up front, but is quickly overtaken by distinct bitterness, and a light citrusy sourness. Medium body, acidic, but nicely smooth. Overall, this is a bitter and hoppy saison, but with a good citrusy and funky base. Nice.
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange gold with thick frothy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong citrus, yeast, and pepper. Medium mouthfeel with nice citrus,clove, and spice. Lingering dry finish. Good.
Concealer (646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a frothy, clean-white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of citrus, lemon, yeast, and spice. Flavor is the same. Light to medium bodied with a slightly dry and bitter end. Lingering citrus and spice.
Beerathon (945) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity esters, lil’ bit of funk, yeasty, crisp, soft carbonation, frothy head with lacing, cloudy golden hue. Fine saison.
javiercrasher (138) - Granada, SPAIN - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
De color amarillo limón, nublada y con algún resto de levadura. Coronada por una buena capa de espuma blanca y fina burbuja que va desapareciendo hasta dejar sólo el encaje.
Aromas a sidra y manzana, pan ácido. Algo de hierba, limón y especias, jengibre o cilantro.
Buen cuerpo, oleosa y bien carbonatada.
En boca es refrescante y con el alcohol aunque presente, está bien integrado. Entra cítrica pero rápidamente el clásico regusto de la levadura belga lo invade todo. Final seco.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a murky dark apricot-amber color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that left incredible lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet yeast, pepper, orange, lemon and grapefruit. The flavor was tangy yet dryish with notes of pepper, must and orange. Long dryish pepper, must and orange finish. moderately full bodied. Decent.
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: Draft at Growler, 3/28/14, My 100th Saison Rating!
Aroma: Crisp aroma, grass, spice, Belgian yeast, with some honey, fruity, and funky notes
Appearance: This one pours a clear golden color with a creamy white head and coating lace
Flavor: Crisp/clean flavor, grassy, good yeast/spice component, lightl sweet, and a clean bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a creamy and clean feel, and a dry finish
I thought this one was a really nice Saison. It is packed with flavor, and fairly complex. They did a nice job with this one.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 11/07/13 and poured into a Perfect Pint 1/31/14. $4 single.
Appearance: A slightly hazy yellow color with about a finger of a white head on top. Decent lacing. Very nice.
Smell: Haven’t had too many saisons so I can’t base it off of past ones, but this one really smells a lot to me like a pilsner mixed with a witbier or hefeweizen. Huge hay sorts of flavors that are picked up in a typical pilsner, coupled with a banana and clove aroma, as well as some wheaty smells. Quite decent.
Taste/feel: Reminds me of the smell a decent bit. A moderate/high carbonation hits the tongue first followed by the pilsner/witbier/hefeweizen sort of combination, and tastes less than spectacular. Pleasant sweetness initially. As it works its way to the back of the throat and down, the clove sort of flavor turns to a floral note with a mild bitterness and somewhat drying finish. Aftertaste is of some pale malts.
My first few sips of this brew didn’t leave me with a great first impression (I got this weird clash of "off" bitterness and sweetness that were doing weird things to my tongue), but as it warmed a tick, the "off" bitterness died entirely and there was just a nice sweetness and solid bitterness. Saisons are generally deemed to be mega funky and taste like farm animals (?), but this really essentially tastes to me like a pilsner mixed with a hefeweizen or (more like) a witbier. That’s not a bad thing, because it’s a pretty good beer, but FOUR BUCKS for a single bottle? I understand it’s a foreign company and all of that, but the bottle says this is actually brewed in Connecticut.
Overall, Ryan and the Beaster Bunny is a solid beer that I’d have again, but not if I’m paying for it at this price. Good nonetheless.
jmohno (1014) - Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, yellow gold,slight haze pouring off the yeast. Honey lemon citrus aroma some spice and floral. Reminds me of a really good seasonal fresh honey. Kinda grapefruity at the same time but fruitier and less sharp citrusy but sweet also. Really nice aroma. Taste is smooth,foamy, malty, fairly sweet,citrus and spice,clove,black pepper. Grapefruit, citrusy finish. Tangy with some sharp citrus bite in finish.
Melkart (238) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good one. You can smell and taste sour, medium body, low carbonation. Nice drinkability.
jb (2056) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice. Nose is sour, funky, with lots of clove. Appearance is gold, lots of small bubbles, very attractive white head with great retention. Palate is dry, full, sometimes lush, with plenty of yeasty taste, bubblegum, and grainy notes.