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.
flatearthman (21) - 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 (1243) - 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.
drpimento (2966) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Now here is where they took a traditional beer, kept the significant parts of it and improved on some others. An amazing combination of old and new. There are the old yeasty, slightly tart, pungent flavors and aromas that are upgraded with the hops that have not degraded in the least. Splendid! Incredibly drinkable. Wish I could get lots more.
willisread (2169) - 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 (379) - 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 (3470) - 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 fingerís 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 isnít cloying.
Overall, an absolutely wonderful saison, boom! Just glad Firestone Walker is in Vermont. Iíd definitely have again.
shoulderbroken (3479) - 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 didnít quite get these beers.
biirusaikou (2332) - - 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 (4836) - 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.