willisread (2018) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear gold with a finger of foam that dissipates fairly quickly. The nose is fantastically complex with good saison yeast character alongside pineapple and lemon. As it warms up the NZ hops shine through with tons of weed and stone fruit as the yeast takes a backseat. Spicy peppery yeast on the palate with some light lemon and dankiness. A slight bit of booze is noticeable mid-palate but the peppery finish covers it up. A slow burner for sure.
mrjez (347) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 03/05/16. Poured into tulip a yellow-gold, thin dish soapy head. Overtly Belgian yeast aroma, a citrus burst, pepper and light funk. Yeast forward with lemongrass on the palate, white wine tinged, and a lasting peppery finish. Dry and slightly tangy, refreshing and seasonable in feel with the wine note reminding you its 7.5 abv. The citrus is tart, the pepper is almost overdone, but it all comes together well.
Bulk_Carrier (3419) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
04/16/16 - bottling date.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-hazy crisp burnt colored yellow. Rimmed finger’s worth of lacing appears after the head dissipates.
The smell starts off with Belgian sweet yeasty to some light Belgian sugars. Sweet grass, light citrus, white pepper and some black pepper. Runs together into the aftertaste and gives off a semi-dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Some yeasty stickiness hits but isn’t cloying.
Overall, an absolutely wonderful saison, boom! Just glad Firestone Walker is in Vermont. I’d definitely have again.
shoulderbroken (3449) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keyaki. Cloves, boozy, bit fruity. Not very exciting. Worst of the tasting set. Seems I didn’t quite get these beers.
biirusaikou (2305) - - MAY 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Keyaki. Decently fruity, light floral notes, sweet honey, lemon, pepper, almost too smooth on the finish. Decent brew but not overly impressed, I guess I like saisons a bit more funky and earthy.
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4757) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color. Frothy white head. Oranges, cracked pepper. Perfume nose. Medium full body. Drunks dry cracked pepper and Brett finish.
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 5/9/16 (Jewel-Osco Clearance Rack)-42° in Tulip-Pours a cloudy yellow with a nice whitehead. Aroma of spices, yeast, lemon, and grains. Taste of the same with a bit of bitterness and pepper. This light bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.
EvanFriend (466) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some funk, a bit of citrus, a slight spiciness, and some hop bitterness. Decent saison, certainly worth buying again.
Ahuth (227) - - MAY 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours cloudy yellow. Thick white foam. Has a light palate with spicy lemon taste. A little sweet taste.