nuplastikk (3287) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle brought back from the East Coast and shared by Anndiesel. Hazy yellow tan color, big frothy white head. Sweet aroma, pretty well balanced out by Belgian yeast esters. True to style, this is much better than a typical US Saison. Delicate but rich, smooth golden malt. Soft peppery hop notes mixed in with the funky yeast. Light, effervescent carbonation. Really nails it, well done!
KornDogg (498) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Funky yeast aroma. Golden body with tall lasting head. Flavor begins yeasty, with notes of clove and citrus. Allspice aftertaste. Dry and crisp.
scarletfire65 (735) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear bright golden. Steady carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass, and adding to the large white head. The aroma is very green - grassy, wet hay, leaves. Also a good whiff of funk. Wheat, banana, and citrus round out the complex nose. The body is light and crisp, with high prickly carbonation, giving this saison a very refreshing palate. Slightly sweet, good Belgian yeast profile, musty, barnyard, more funk. Very clean finish, dry. A great saison.
jeremytoni (2711) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with a good amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.
jgb9348 (3969) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper coloured body with a ridiculously large off-white head and a zillion bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of bread, yeast, grass, hay, wheat, coriander seed and a touch of perfume. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and floral flavour with a good yeast note, a little honey and a touch of barnyard flavours - All with a great effervescence and bubbly mouthfeel. Aftertaste is complex with a great yeast and grassy/herbal flavour - very nice actually. Overall, a very nice beer with a great set of flavours, good complexity and a very nice mouthfeel with great texture. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 27-November-2011 for US$7.55 sampled at home in Washington on 15-December-2011.
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the release of batch 3 Rosso down at Captain Lawrence. Pours a fuzzy gold with a large white head. Big fuzzy yeast and wheat. Toast, sweet wheat. Sweet and yeasty, light pepper notes, sweet and yeasty with light banana notes.
Damico (1920) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours blush pink amber with a bubbly super-light pink head. The aroma is sweet delicious berry saison, my favorite part of the brew. The body is very bubbly with a watered down saison flavor and light berry notes that are a bit tart on the end.
Dorwart (2266) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goos sized bright white head of fine bubbles. Excellent carbonation as all good Saisons should have. Nice aroma of lemon, rice, straw and some spices. Color is a clear golden orange. Not much alcohol presence.Dry spicy, and flowery flavor with a decent amount of hops bitterness, some pepper and a bit of dried grass. Finishes dry and spicy with a bit of bitterness. A pretty good saison.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3989) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the March 2013 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy orange-apricot color with a huge foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing .The aroma was sweet sugar, candies fruit and a hint of mustiness. The flavor was tart honey, sugar, vague citrus, bread, pepper and a bit of must. Medium length honey, sugar and must finish. Moderately full bodied though overcarbonated. Tasty.
Ughsmash (6671) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured cloudy straw golden with a short-moderate, sticky white head.. left some lacing as it descended.. looked aiight in the glass. The aroma was fairly aggressive, even when cold, with lemon pepper and grains of paradise leading.. honey and bready sweetness supported.. smelled like there were a lot of sugars AND a solid dose of sourness.. intriguing. The flavor opened with tangy lemon rind, with mostly bready sweetness washing onto the middle.. more lemon and grains of paradise spiced up the edges.. some vanilla bean showed, and increased in intensity as it warmed up.. very dry on the finish with the aforementioned spices and vanlla bean.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied and spicy on the palate with tight, bright carbonation.. this lacked subtlety, but the balance was there.. I really enjoyed this.