50belair (2877) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Opaque orange/yellow pour with a white head. Citrus bouquet. Citrus, orange, lemon, and vinous highlights. Oak and malt lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
biggsbowler (485) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours a golden yellow. Nose is tart, lemons, acidic, and slight sour. Taste is tart, acidic, lemons, oranges, tangerines. It’s really tasty.
drfabulous (4651) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle thanks to Greg. Low carbonation pour. Nice notes of lemon and citrus. Great aroma of fruit and yeast. Overall apple flavor lingers. Nice.
cpetrone84 (1661) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Pour is transparent golden amber with a medium amount of tight white head and some retention. Nose is super bright, tons of tangerine, lightly tart, soft peppery saison yeast, and light oakiness. Flavor is also extremely bright, not quite as deep or integrated as the nose. The fruity tangerines are the most dominant flavor, light oakiness, still some saison yeast, gently tart finish. Everything isn’t quite as pulled together as the nose but the elements are still there. Body is light, a touch syrupy, soft carb, dry finish.
GT2 (9264) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Bottle ][ 500mL ][ vtafro ][ Trade ][ Reidel Vinum XL Pinot Noir ][ 3.26.15 ]
>> Batch 2. Low haze orange gold pour with great, webby lacing, Nose is tangerine, mild white vinegar, spicy funk, blood orange, dried orange peel, moving as it warms to soft creamsicle, red bean vanilla ice cream. Taste is salty, big spicy oak, low tamarind, lime squeeze, Chinese red bean, spicy dried orange. Beautifully soft palate. Another F&M saison masterpiece. Excellent blend of sweet, sour, tannic, spicy, salty. Really outstanding.
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Vanilla and musk, toast, and wheat. A bit of funk. Tangy musk, lemon and funk. Long tangy finish with some lingering acid. Beautiful.
joeneugs (3980) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml. bottle from PhillyCraft. Thanks Vin! It pours a hazy orange/gold color with a decent off white head. Lots of streaming bubbles. The aroma is very nice with tangerine citrus, lemony citric tartness, subtle oak, funk and light shortbread cookie sweetness. The flavor is very fruity with more citrus tangerine, lemon along with peach, pluot, pomelo and hints of grape. Nice mild brett phenolics in the finish along with more citrus sour. The body is rather big for a beer like this, with more very light shortbread cookie like malts. The oak is tasted along with more fruity sweet/tart in the finish. No acetic acid or any other major off flavors. I really liked this one. A bit thicker bodied than other sour Saisons, but the flavors were spot on. Great effort.
Ferris (7058) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Sweet and tart, yeasty fruit and lemon. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Creamy, sour and nice lemon citrus notes. Great mouthfeel, nice balanced sourness. Very good.
kraddel (4503) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rather unclear blonde , no real head . Smell is wine, oak , saison-funk . Taste is bitter , bit sour, some sweetness . Candy , grains . bit fruity even . Nice
GMCC2181 (1552) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up by Jason/Laura.... Shared with imstilltheGman. Poured in to a snifter. Golden orange color, small head. Nice tart/sour nose. Taste is clean sour/tart beer. Light saw dust, musty grape taste....really easy drink and very enjoyable. Some spices, earthy notes but very well balanced. Body is light and refreshing. Overall: good brew