kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow color on the pour. White head that dissipated very quickly. Aroma isnít the best; banana, touch of clove, and unfortunately, some kind of medicinal, almost vegetable smell. Taste is much better. No veggies, but a light pepper flavor, some citrus, clove. Average body that doesnít really pop. Overall Iím a little let down by this beer, but itís not too bad. Would probably pass on purchasing again, even at the $6.19 price I got the bomber for.
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6819-20140926] 650mL bottle. Fruity plastic and yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a medium-lasting white head. Sweet fruit and bitter green leafy flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3+
(c/o Radek Kliber)
Overheard: "I would throw 12 of those ones in the garbage for one of those."
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle fromBinnys (Naperville, IL). Drank right before the Lil Opal Barrelworks version. Pours a hazy golden lemon hue, a toucch dulled in the middle, lively cascading bubbly body with larger big bubbly head atop stays as a firm cakey crown, good retention and ok lacing overall. Aromas show bright lemon and citrus, floral hops, bready malts and a touch of dough, straw, cereal elements. Firmer hopping with gentle estery fruit beneath, faint banana and apple meet gentle yeasty spice. Some more bright lemony citrus, earth and gentle fruity sweetness beneath. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some bolder fruit jabs up front show a bit of estery life, banana and faint bubblegum quickly lead into big citrusy hops, firm bitterness meets bready malts, touches of straw, gentle spiciness. Firm hopping sustains with some citric bites, florals and smoothed, creamy jabs of fruity ester. Dry, spicy backend with some good hoppiness, faint medicinal jjab at times is a bit off. Finish is a bit crisp and dry, decent herbal and floral bitter hopping as we finish up, dry, a bit spritzy and earthy bitterness. A bit of banana, bubblegum but overall itís light enough to let the hops and dryness, gentle yeasty play grow on me. Solid one.
PartyFowle (84) - - DEC 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pure, clear gold with a huge, frothy white head with excellent staying power. The standard saison yeast characteristics of pear and sharp white pepper in the nose, but paired with lemon-lime hops. Solid. Flavor showcases more hop character in the front -- orange peel and dried lemon potpourri, then dried flowers and peppercorns. Leans just a tad toward the sweet side with pear and green apple before a dry, crisp finish.
AbbeyRoade (401) - Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Better than boulevards saisons! Sweet very smooth and some fruit. Light and not hoppy or bitter. Easy to drink and impressive.
voyageurmike (64) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served in sampler. Pale yellow with faint nose and mildly tart flavor. Light bodied, clean bitter finish.
gringo332 (549) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a reddish copper color with a medium head. Aroma has some candied sugar with some mild citrus. Taste is very close to the aroma with sweet coconut, butterscotch and a quick blast of citrus. Nice finish.
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Firestone taproom with Linh. Pours a light golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is bright fruity yeast, citrus, lemon and grass. Mouthfeel is active carbonation, medium to light-bodied with notes of lemon, grass, yeast, light spice and some fruit. Nice saison, and particularly fresh on draft at the source.
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This saison is dam special...bomber shared with hakes at the dub. .pale clear yellow pour with thin white head. .soir bitter beer ..very well put together...I dig it!
Sammy (8953) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
SIx months brewed, very tasty saison. Aroma of grapefruit, pepper, and some yeast. Very drinkable.
maekchu (2300) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Yeast and some strange rubbing alcohol fumes ("retro-nasal burn," said one person at the table), and some fruity hopping. Light lemon yellow color. Mlld sweet and sour fruity initial, gentle citrus, thin hopping, and a touch of funk. Thin-medium body. Nice enough -- but not as much as Iíd expected. The dry hopping is pleasant. Fruit flavors are light all through the palate.