pras (420) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating from memory. Pour at the brewery. Don’t really remember being overly impressed with this brew. Citrusy hop aroma. Flavor was a little bit sweet but nothing remarkable. Not my favorite from FD.
Ughsmash (7087) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a towering, not-too-tightly-packed white head.. some lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up dusty cloves, grains of paradise, and dank floral and grapefruity hops over honey, wheat, and other generic pale malts. The flavor found similar stuff.. honey, wheat, and other fairly unusual malts topped by bright spices, fresh hops, and prickly carbonation.. similar components to the nose.. tangy and spicy on the long finish, and the fresh hops worked well there. Medium-ish bodied with way too much carbonation on the palate.. decent balance of stuff in here, but it was far from great.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazy deep golden color with a finger of frothy foam. Smell is lightly citric and yeasty, with a hint of funk and sweet spice. Taste of floral hops with some clove and that Belgian funk, followed by a dry biscuitiness and some fruity notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Bryan on 3/9/2012.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange.
Aroma: Aroma is of piney hops, some grapefruit.
Taste: Nice spice, decent bitterness..
Palate:Medium body, light carbonation.
Summary: A solid saison with decent hop presence.
dlovell2 (659) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber color with white head. Citrus aroma. Light malt flavor with citrus Hop finish. I like the Marlyand local agricultural aspect.
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Flying Dog tap house in Denver during GABF.
Aroma: spicy hops, floral, slight funk
Taste: funk, citrus/floral/lemon hops, tart, grainy
This was a surprise at the tap house. My excitement vanished as soon as I tasted it and found out that this is just a mediocre beer.
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Shared bottle at dbarnold’s, 10/16/11
Aroma: The nose has some yeast, spice, and a little citrus (lemon, grapefruit)
Appearance: This one pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head
Flavor: It has a pretty good flavor, similar to nose, spicy, with some grass and citrus hops
Palate: It is light-medium bodied, with some fairly heavy carbonation, and a touch of dryness on the finish
I thought this one was pretty solid. I was actually expecting to see the score be a bit higher. I seem to recall a consensus in the room that we all found it to be pretty good.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of stone fruits, banana, citrus and floral hops. The taste is herbal and spicy hops, stone fruits and a tart finish. Medium bodied.
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is citrus, light biscuit malt, barnyard notes, tropical fruits, coriander and black pepper. Flavor is light malt, moderate citrus, light hops and bitterness, spices, farmhouse and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As I write this the rating is very low, but I’m not sure why. I think it’s a respectable saison, affordable, sessionable. It may not compare with the best imports, but it’s tasty beer. Bubbly, grassy, well balanced, not too sweet, easy to drink. Good shit!