MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light, bubbly yellow pour. Good nose of earthiness, sweet grass, lemon. Flavors similar. Clean, dry finish. Nice overall.
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Fremont, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is quite floral and perfumey, with a paint thinner like hoppiness. Flavour is along the same lines, with perfume, paint thinner and floral hoppiness. Yuck, not sure what they are going for here. Like a cosmetic department.
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is really interesting, some earthy Saison like yeastiness, wheat, light floral hops, and some botanical notes. The flavor is rather wheat ale like up front, a nice bright hoppiness, some interesting estery yeast byproducts, earthy wheat, and lingering floral hops. Mouthfeel is light and airy with fizzy lively carbonation and a lingering finish. Pretty nice, not the typical BdG, very enjoyable.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold with a white head. Light spice, citrus or lemon, a bit of earth, lightly sweet fruit. Medium thin body. Flavor is light spice, bright citrus, a bit of dough, lightly vinous. Soft flavors overall but rather tasty. I really enjoyed this beer.
WABeerFiend (377) - - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 10.27.14.
A: Lots of bubblegum and apple.
A: 1 finger head. See through straw yellow body.
T: Apple, bubblegum, and pear are dominant. Spices are subtle.
P: Very crisp and refreshing. Very dry.
O: I’m not much for saisons. but this was good.
Beerdrinker79 (1963) - Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle- Pours slightly hazy golden with a thin soapy white head. Aroma is lemon, grains, wheat, yeasty, fresh cut grass. Taste is yeast, wheat, lemon and grains, good if not basic. Body is a bit thin, carbonation is fine. Not bad.
poisoneddwarf (2204) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, bottled about 2 1/2 months ago. Aroma is bubblegum, dough, citrus drink powder, clove. Pours hazy golden with a thick white head with great retention. Taste is sweet, spicy, lightly tart, earthy, light bitterness in the finish. Slightly foamy mouthfeel, medium body. Straight and basic for style, but it tastes good.
andrewje41 (2482) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pour. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a mild fresh fruit aroma. A really dry saison here with a lot of different fruit flavors. Really easy drinking beer that seems to fit the season just right. Not the most stand out saison out there, but I enjoyed this. Good stuff.
OldMrCrow (2318) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Bob’s
Interesting to do a saison as one’s harvest ale. Clear gold pour, white head. This is pretty much your classic estery American saison, all banana and fruit and very little funk, a bit sweet, pepper and hops in the close. It’s not bad, but it’s not something I’m eager to through can after can of the way I was with Frement’s summer APA. In fact, I fear the rest of the sixpack is going to join the ’13 celebration ale rotting in the garage.
JK (5592) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by Bob, thanks. Gold color. Some sweetness and I do taste some apple, but the flavor and aromas are light and there is not much here. I didn’t enjoy this as much as the other raters in the group.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by Bob - thanks! Clear golden yellow pour with a small spotty head. Spicy yeast nose with apple. Crisp palate. I’m digging it.