dutchtuga (135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012 Fantastic special brew for the In de Wildeman pub in Amsterdam. With the Viven maybe the most aromatic IPA around. The hops are overwhelming but in balance. Too bad this is a one time brew for In de Wildeman. The first tapped Farmhouse blew me away. Friends of mine even came back to the pub especially for this beer. A classic.
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper, with medium, frothy white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is grassy and dank hops, wheat, cookie malt, spice, and citrus fruit. Flavor is sweet malt forward, heavy his, and light citrus esters; dry, choppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: Draft at Fireworks in Leesburg. It pours a hazy gold color with a rocky white head. The nose is full of spicy hops, yeast, and grass. The flavor seems to lean more towards the grassy side with notes of hay, yeast, and spicy hops. Lengthy bitter finish. A nice take on a saison.
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20120303 12oz bottle from Wine World. An acceptable hoppy saison, and I was hoping it would be that based on the name. Not much funk, but a bit of that herbal Dupont note that’s kind of woody with watercress and some root veg. Citra is a savior for many beers.Just knock it down a bit in ABV and let the yeast work more and this one could be a regular quaff.
pras (420) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very unique beer. I love the hint of barnyard and the assertiveness of the hops. I think this beer could make it into my regular rotation.
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
EXTREMELY foamy. Last a long time too. I hate foam. This stuff continues to bubble like champagne. I hate champagne. Very bitter barnyard taste. Reminds me of some mooonshine dandelion wine we once made. Dandelions are bitter weeds. I hate dandelions. Smells like a portapotty. I hate portapotties.
gsmitty80 (1791) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a pretty strong IPA. The hop flavors were high and the spice was a little bit much coming from the saison yeast. I guess it was to be expected but much more of a belgian IPA in all around taste.
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3oz cask pour is a lightly hazy orange with one ring of white head. Nose is fruity, pears, lemons, honey, perfume. Mouth feel is perfect, a little oily, a little astringent. Herbal flavors, grass, flower petals, white grapes. Medium bodied, oily finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of hops, Saison yeast, slight Brett, peach, slight tropical fruit, and a hint of malt. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Very slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of Saison yeast, hops, light Brett, and some fruit. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop, Saison yeast, light Brett, light fruit, finish is medium sweet, lightly bitter, and dry.
strongpieman (1459) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yellow, a little cloudy, tall foamy head. Floral hop and spice aroma. Strong bitterness, with a mild finish.