pete4999 (1147) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cole’s in Buffalo, NY, drank with Ender from TBS. Very enjoyable beer. I couldn’t distinguish the citrus notes, but he made sure to let me know that they brewed it with a ton of orange peel. I got a distinct pepper finish - definitely spicy finish.
cfrancis (2562) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light straw yellow with hazy floaties and a fizzy white head. Aroma is intense citrus and orange. Taste is a flash of citrus and a light body. Very carbonated. Slightly peppery in the aftertaste which is really nice finish.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Happy father’s day to me. I have to be honest, I didn’t take good notes so here’s the memory. Golden color with not much head. Nice fruit smell and a decent taste but, nothing overly special.
Drake (9276) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids. 2010 vintage. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, yeast, peach and pear. Lightly tart. The taste is very fruity... citrus, pineapple, banana. A bit yeasty and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Pretty nice.
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ OBF... Incredible Saison! Poured pale, straw, yellow, with a white head that last with a thick layer on the surface. Aroma was tart, with flaky grains. Melon, honeydew, grassy with a strong yeast spice. Citrus hop notes to counter the fruity, dry tart tones. Dry finish with a yeasty tanginess.
JohnnyJ (4628) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Clear gold pour, with fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet grapes, citrus, orange peel, banana, and bread. Flavor is more focus on the bread, but still sweet and fruity. Light peppery hay notes. Body is pretty heavily carbonated and sharp. Overall a very interesting twist on the saison.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy blond with lively carbonation and a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly citrus with a barnyard smell. taste is lightly citrus. palate is tingly and slightly chewy.
BelgianBeerGal (3256) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl traded bottle. Very light yellow, slightly hazy with a nice white head. Foamy lacing. BIG aroma of banana, sugar, Belgian yeast, and some citrus peel. The beginning and end of the flavor are pretty classic but the middle is a little heavy on the orange. Still pretty tasty and the 6.5 ABV is nice.
thebeertourist (4946) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Hazy golden with a fine, white head. Peppery citrus aroma, hints of oranges. In the mouth a lot pepper flavours, nicely balancing acidic orange fruit, though mostly on the bitter side. Very Belgian in character- very elegant.
MaBeer1972 (1374) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out looking just like champagne. Lots of bubbles! Lacy white head. Aroma of citrus. Flavor is as advertised - tart orange with vanilla finish. Very drinkable. This could become my new summer brew! Note to Goose Island: put this into six-packs!