dfearnley (1806) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Wheaty, spicy, citrusy, yeasty, and vinous.
Adjunct: Hazy, translucent greenish yellow with a thin frothy white head; pepper, lemon, light malt, and a bit sweet
UXO (1493) - CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: slightly hazy straw with two fingers of rocky light ivory head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus zest, white grape must, hay, white pepper, light barnyardy funk. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter and peppery spice, light funk. (8/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mild bitter and lightly funky finish. (4/5)
A nice Saison, even if it is really too high in ABV to be considered “in-spec.” And it’s a touch sweet, but all in all, it’s pretty decent. Light, clean, and pleasant to drink. I wouldn’t serve it too cold, though - straight out of the fridge, this would be pretty mild, maybe to the point of blandness, but it opens up nicely as it warms. Then the 7.5% ABV comes along and whacks you in the back of the head with a baseball bat. So, all good, right? (16/20)
RhetoricalAns (846) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Slightly hazed golden pour, few fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention, Good lacing. Spicy and floral yeast notes and doughy malt in the aroma. Slightly spicy taste (fair bit of pepper) leads into a light tart finish, nicely balanced by moderate to strong hop bitterness.
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon with some wine grapes and yeast notes. Taste is a light lemon tartness with a fruity and malty sweetness finishing with some yeast and peppery notes. Light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall, a little sweet for the style, but still a very inviting brew that must be sampled. Recommended.
chadski (66) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite enjoyable. Snowy white head. Body is very clear. Less carbonation than other saisons. Straw aroma. Grapefruit flavors with an alcohol presence.
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brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flowery Belgian aroma with an earthy yeast body. Has a roasty barnyard finish.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a clear golden straw with a short lived white head. Aroma is wheat, lemon, oldish. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, oldish and dusty. Finish is lemon, grapefruit, vanilla, peach and pear. Lingering oldish, lemon. Light to medium body, average carbonation.
BeerGolem (796) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkelers (San Francisco). Pours honey blond with long lasting white head. Some lacing. Aroma is moslty about hops, spices and yeasts. Taste features some grains and honey. Fresh and pleasant bitterness. Smooth texture. Some carbonation. Excellent dry hopped saison
flatearthman (30) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 1/8/16, this 26 oz. Farmhouse Saison has a sweet grass nose with bright / crisp mouthfeel and earthy/grassy with very slight dry wine tones on front pallet. Finishes dry & crisp with a nice bitterness from the hops. Sip & enjoy this one slowly to appreciate its complexity.
MetalNHopHead (1424) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Alright, time to take a break from all these fantastic Firestone hoppy beers and turn from the California coast to the Belgian countryside. This change in scenery brings a golden pour with a creamy layer of foam. Spicy, floral, earthy, fruity, and bready smells from the glass. Strikingly complex taste profile: funk, lemon, peach, clove, black pepper, and candy-like malt. The mouthfeel is bright, lively, tart, and quite dry. Apparently, Firestone Walker is just as competent with Belgian-style ale as it is with English-inspired beer.