ben4321 (4540) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 3/20/12
Aroma: The nose is has some big Belgian yeast, lots of spice, some fruit, grain, and some hops
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a small, slightly fizzy, white head, and light lacing
Flavor: Tastes differs from the nose, more hoppy/bitter and citrus/lemon, while the spice, malts, and yeast take a little bit of a back seat, but then on the end palate the spice and funk really come through
Palate: The body is medium, with average-to-fizzy carbonation, and a lingering dry, funky finish
This was a pretty interesting one. From the nose it really felt very saison-like to me, but the flavor was a little different, and on the mouth I got much more of a combo saison-IPA. I liked it, and I found it to be an interesting combination.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with Pat, James and Vinny. Courtesy of Vinny. 12 oz bottle. Pours clean and golden with good head and carbonation. Sweet honey malts, lightly bitter, champagne like carbonation
GMCC2181 (1552) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via SL. Poured aggresively in to a snifter. BIG head that almost over flowed... Nice lacing left on the glass, a bright orange color that lets a lot of light through. Lively nose of spices, floral and citrus hops. Taste is a nice blend of saison and ipa. I think the saison kind of stands out more than the hops. Not bitter but hoppy... grapefruit, citrus. Earthy, spices, the saison yeast really comes through. Medium body, good amount carbonation. Overall. Nice beer. Even though I enjoyed it for some reason I dont like the idea of mixing a saison and an IPA..
dutchtuga (146) - 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 (4129) - 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 (3336) - 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 (2654) - 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 (523) - 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 (182) - 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 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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.