Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 A: Light gold with a tremendous bone white head and a stunning amount of lacing.
S: A bit of yeasty funk over a slight peppery aroma. Mild hops underneath, though they don’t challenge the yeast character. Also, some white wine characteristics--green grapes and a bit of sweet, tart fruits.
T: Little bit of funk combined with some pepper flavors. Much the same as the nose, but the taste has more distinctive fruity characteristics with the green grapes/apple coming through over the top of the pepper.
M: Fairly light with a good bite of carbonation. Not much of an alcohol presence.
D: Quite refreshing. Nothing too complex going on here, but quite a good and refreshing saison nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderfully light, yet complex beer. Orange peel, bubblegum, oak, almost chardonnay in the nose. All the same goes into the taste on top of a wonderful tinge of sour from the yeast and some bitter from the orange peel. Such a tasty ale.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. brown bottle with a classy label. A cloudy glowing golden yellow with a nice billowing head. The aroma has citrus and is kind of funky almost like sweat but in a good way which makes me wonder if there is Brett in here. The taste is refreshing and sparkly, clean, very smooth. You know this is an easy drinking beer and would be nice to have on tap specifically for your house. This is another good beer that surprised me in a weekend of good beers that surprised me.
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden amber with a nice head. Smells of yeast, orange, bubblegum and a funky spice aroma I can’t put my finger on. Medium mouthfeel with a dry yeasty barnyard palate that does remind me of a dry champagne. Follows up with a mild pepper bitter that works in to a bitter orange peel note. Not bad at all with easy drinkability. Great summer beer.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2011 22 oz bottle. Pours pale yellow with large foamy head. Highly carbonated...latter pours create a dance of bubbles and sediment. Yeasty aroma with hints of citrus. Very dry in the mouth with a not-so-subtle taste of wine/alcohol. Very drinkable.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Pours a very pale yellow color with no head. Fizzy carbonation made this beer look more like a sparkling wine. Aroma of champagne yeasts, apples and tart grapes. Tastes a bit like a cider, with apple and light spices throughout. Barnyard notes are light and come out primarily in the finish. Highly carbonated and solid body. An interesting brew, but not really my style.
glennmastrange (2381) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with light bread and grain for the malt, lemon and herbs for the hops, musty for the yeast, with hints of white win, berry, sour apple and wood in the background. Head is huge, frothy/rocky, white with good crispy lacing and is fully lasting. Color is clear gold, but hazes up on the last pour. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes faintly sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation. A nice lively aroma, but a little light in the flavor, this is still a very good Saison.
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber shared by jsprime. bottled oct 23 2009. pale gold with a lasting white head. minimal aroma, some light malts, some bret, some sourness. the flavour is pretty much the same. light and playful. would drink well in the summer.
DuffMan (7512) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub in Chicago. Hazy pale yellow. Aroma is perfumey lychee, gooseberry, with acetic undertones. Lightly yeasty and tart, with lovely lychee and berry fruit, soft subtle spices. Absolutely fantastic!
TheJester (2055) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. Hazy yellow-gold with a nice white head. Appealing aroma has dried orange and apple skins, wild yeast, and a little graininess. Theflavour is fairly subtle, with neutral/tart citrus, wheat malt, and a hint of wood. Quite dry, but no metallic notes. Highly carbonated. A well constructed beer, but one which doesn’t greatly appeal to me.