perpetuitas (15) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lively and refreshing on itís own and this is a great food beer too!
Great example of a saison, very balanced.
Lukaduke (2466) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with three fingers of white foam. Nose is light sulphur, clay, cornmeal, wet cement, fieldgrass. Palate follows with nice attenuation, medium carbonation, nice balance of rustic grain, yeast esters, spicy bitterness and a dry finish.
radarsock (1081) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Purchased in town when I was visiting Kittery, ME yesterday afternoon. $12.04 ($11.99 + $0.05 bottle deposit) for the bulky 750 mL bottle. 5.7% abv, listed on bottom of label. And I love the label design; dark grey with a bright construction paper yellow circle off to the top-right. I am a sucker for minimalist artwork. It clearly shows in my ratings (or, rather, what Iíve bought).
To long-stemmed white wine glass, it pours a murky dark golden yellow with which a sudsy whitish-ringed head 1 finger in length stood. Standard as hell.
Aromas of barred soap, pizza sough, cilantro, Midwest hops, farmhouse yeast, and russet potato skins. Maybe a little plastic, but itís faint.
Tastes the same with the addition of spent grain, sweat, and steamed chickpeas.
My word is this a grainy saison. A bit buttery in its mouthfeel, and the alcohol does everything but sneak. Hops were present, but were like if you had steeped aged Belgian hops in a grain-forward saison and released it as is. Yeast character had been like much of the *traditional* saisons from Wallonia. Likeable, but ultimately didnít add much to the style, IMHO.
woodychevy (558) - - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at source. Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head. Definite saison flavors upfront and in the nose- citrus, yeasty, banana, spice but something different in the finish. Canít quite place it, but very intriguing. Light and crisp and totally refreshing. Warm weather beer for me.
williamstome (1153) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold pour, nice big white head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, with notes of banana and a bit of barnyard. Flavor is funky, banana and a lot of spice. Okay.
AirForceHops (3927) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased at 7-11 Kittery, ME. Hazy straw color with thin head in the snifter. Aroma is wheat, zesty yeast, and mild yeast.
Flavor is is spot on for style, nice spicy yeast in the finish. The citrus is here as well with it being an under current. Mouthfeel is pretty nice, kind of lively, crisp. Very mild hop in there for balance.
jkwood04 (4355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy golden/amber with a white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some light fruits, pale and light caramel malts, and hints of hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid beer, but very standard for the style.
WillRunForBeer (1085) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the source. Pours yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is banana, clove. Flavor to match, lots of wheat as well. Dry finish.
Chalumeaux (169) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth start with a nice floral citrus aroma nice light color and a slight hop finish.
TATE (320) - Lubec, Maine, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Bull Feeneys. Pours a murky yellow with a good head. The menu listed this as a pale ale so was a little surprised at the appearance. It is a saison with some peppery notes and a good hop bite but I found it somewhat forgettable and not as good as the Oxbow Saison I had earlier in the day.