Beerman6686 (6249) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a cloudy yellow colorw ith a white head. Aroma was medium spices and yeastyness, some light lemony fruit too. Flavor was fairly dry, mainly spice but bland too. Eh.
riversideAK (6103) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly spicy, lightly fruity sweet aromas. A little pepper, citrus, apple, herb notes. Pours hazy golden, great creamy head and awesome lace. The flavor is spicy up front with pepper, herbal notes, a touch of dust, a touch of fruit - apple and white grape, peppery with an herbal lingering spicy finish. Easy to drink, not overly assertive but well put together as usual.
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught at the brewery) cloudy bright gold, very little white bubbles. Nose nose of white wine, alcohol, lavender, floral, grapes, juniper and blueberry. Taste of white wine, juniper, herbal, berries, bit buttery as well though it isn’t offensive. Vinous finish thats also herbal and berry like.
kramer (5800) - 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.
JK (5659) - 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.
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a golden orangeish color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some nice thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and some woody earthy hops with a hint of yeast. Taste is bold malty sweetness with a bit of earthy bitter hops and hints of yeast. Not sure what style to classify, but not like any saison I have ever tried. A unique and interesting ’harvest ale’ as it says on the bottle. Quite enjoyable.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden in color, hazy with a thin head. Cloves, light fruit aroma and flavors. I get the spices coming out very nice and the malts add to the flavor. Dry and crisp this was a very good Saison.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a slightly-hazy golden-apricot color with a two-finger white head and some pretty sticky lacing on the way down. Nice collar throughout. The nose is full of wheat and some phenols; there’s a bit of pepper and some light fruit. The flavor is full of wheat and pepper plus some pear and other fruits. A bit of a cidery character as well. A bit heavy on the pepper and phenols. Medium body with a dry finish. Good carbonation. Pretty good, but not something I’d likely go back to.
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off orange appearance. No head
Bit of citrus and lemon zest on the nose. Wheat and rye as well
Pretty sweet like lemon meringue on the tongue. Bitter bit fleeting with citrus and honey. Maybe a bit of cedar forward notes and floral hibiscus
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured golden with a white head. Sweet, yeasty, with some spice and light vinous fruit characters. Wheat and vanilla with a balancing hop character.