Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ party in LA. Blonde-yellow. Bright floral hop aroma is bony and resinous like mastic. Yum! Nice balance of sweet-tart. Dry and nuanced. Great carbonation level. Just when it could be too sweet, the hops rescue. Finishes with a candi kiss, after a journey of hoppy dryness. Quite a refined brew!
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 10/23/2009
Bottle opens with a nice crack and then a volcano of foam that almost made it into the sink. When it all settles down it pours a mostly clear golden straw color with a pillowy white head that sticks around forever. Smells sweet and fruity with lemons andgreen apples dominating the aroma. There’s some funk in there that reminds me a bit of spoiled meat? Luckily its not to strong but its there. Taste is a bit sweet, green apples and honey mixed with a bit of funk. Spirited level of carbonation, medium body, sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. Despite the misstep upon opening, this beer isn’t half bad.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale golden pour with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of soft phenolics, orange, with a whiff of sourness. Mild sour flavor with hints of apples. Crisp tingly tart bitter finish. Light bodied, not quite as carbonated as I would prefer. Nice delicate sour beer. Very refreshing.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, 2011. Pours cloudy gold with white head. The aroma is lemon, some fruity esters, coriander, some phenolic spiciness, mild sweet honey note, a hint of sourdough. The flavor is nice smooth maltiness with some cracker and lemon cookie notes. There is a pleasant subdued Dupont-esque spiciness with white pepper, coriander, hay, very slight dank cellar note. There’s just a touch of acidity to the finish, which is itself nice and dry. Lovely brew.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a snifter. Bottled on 2/19/10. Been aging this one for a little bit. The cap popped off like a bottle of champagne. My glass is half full of just foam and it takes about 3 minutes to go down. Pours a cloudy gold with about (as of now) 4 fingers of frothy bright white head. Sweet yeast aroma with a nice scent of citrus. Slight aroma of clove also. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly sour. Taste of grapefruit and citrus. Medium bodied with a thick yet sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long sweet finish. Overall, very good. I wish I could get more of this stuff.
Chudwick (2842) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle in a pint glass -pours cloudy yellow with thin white head and minimal lacing. Nose is pepper and orange/citrus. Aroma is lemon peel or some other peel and that Miller High Life smokiness. Taste is sweet and tart. Finish is medium-length. Aftertaste is stale. This is another bottle that was mislabeled - this should not say, "Belgian style ale" - but, "saison’ or at least humor me with something more vague like, "beer style beer." Too tart and disappointing.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A very light yellow coloured beer with a good white head. Fubky in the mouth bit tart rather than sour. In fact it’sa bit too tart. good fubky lemony peppery hoppy nose. A bit too brash in the mouth with the lemon being too tart. Not my knid of saison.
MarkoR (948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belgian in style and in look. Pours an orangy/amber colour with thick white head. Very good.
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this in a bottle poured into a pint glass. Foamy head in the glass. Very sweet flavor. Golden pale color. Smell is sweet grain. Full bodied. There is a slight hint of barley at the end. This was pretty good and fairly interesting for the style.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bomber, 2009 vintage, sampled 7/12/10). Clear golden color. Large white head. Moderate citrus aroma. Moderate sweet honey/sugar flavor, with light pepper. Avg duration. Light alcohol finish. Thin/slick texture. Moderate to high carbonation. Fair lacing.