j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s housewarming tasting. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Big gorgeous musk, a touch of lemony citrus. Smells lovely. Sweet and musky right away. Beautifully balanced, a touch of tartness comes in over musky yeast. Finishes with a bit more lingering musk.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ GABF. Cloudy golden pour with a white head. Wow. Great mango, melon, and lemon zest on the nose. Peach, orange, and a light tropical note. Light funk, grass, and malt. Flavor is somewhat tart and heavy on the fruit. Sweet mango, peach, and melon. Some lemon zest, grass, pineapple, orange, and grass. Subtle funk and yeast. Really solid.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF - I was super excited to try these guys’ lineup. And they did not dissapoint. A little funk, spice, fruity and grassy on the nose. Taste again is just lightly funky and tart with spice, grassy, citrus (lemon). I really dug this a light refreshing, but flavorful saison. Not overly deep but really enjoyable.
jtclockwork (12138) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 44 of 204 shared at Paul’s tasting. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of yeast, lemon, bready malt and peppercorn. Medium body. The brett character hasn’t really come out yet, but still a nice saison.
jredmond (6939) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Dallas at Paul’s July 2013 tasting. Pours a bright, hazy orange body with nice white foamy lacing and lots of active carbonation. Aroma is subtle fruit, lemon, spice, yeast and wheat. Mouthfeel is medium and delicate with notes of soft fruits, spices, lemon peel, grass and yeast. Nice saison, would like to see how the brett evolves this beer over time.
mathieuc (2681) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 58/204 shared by Tommy, thanks! Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head that leave light lacing. Aroma is really spicy with some overpowering coriander. This feels really fresh, though. Taste is spicy to the point of being bitter with all the other flavors/aromatics you expect from a saison. Quite a potent herbal finish. I must echo the sentiment that the brett is really shy/underdeveloped at this time. Body was medium. A nice one again by Forest & Main, I would be curious to try the next iteration.
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy golden-straw colored body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Lightly musty hay, soft cereals, some stonefruits, mellow yeast spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a refreshing balance of sweet malts and dry yeasty characteristics. I do wish the brett would funk this up some. Holding my remaining bottle for a while to see what happens.
hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Citrus, some grassiness/straw, some funk, and cereal.
Ratman197 (12160) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of straw, citrus, barnyard funk and light pepper. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, barnyard funk and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering funky finish.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
> Ultra dry, blonde, floral and orange juicy true saison
[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ Trade ][ Trade ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 7.12.14 ]
>> Low haze straw pour, good carbonation, small head, spotty lace. Nose is grassy hoppy, orange juice, flowers, flash of soy, nice golden smoked character as well, surprising. Taste is bone dry, a tad papery, plus very hoppy making it astringent. But it is fairly nice and the aroma is spot on saison with house yeast. Much better than when released.
>!< hops+bone dry=astringent