topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a big white head. Aroma is tart lemon, yeast, and peppery spice. Flavor is lightly sweet, lemony, tart, spicy, with ample carbonation, and a peppery dry finish.
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from South Bay Drug. Joey da man. Pours very hazy gold with a decent white head. Aromas of fresh citrus and light yeast. Medium body with sharpish carbonation. Flavor is citrus zest and lots of peppery hot bits. And itís like fresh fruit. That pepper bit hangs on into the finish. Or maybe thatís the zest. Very good, whichever. After awhile thereís a light funkiness, and something like an oaky astringency. Really good stuff.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle $7. I bought this after reading the description, the label was nice also. It was a nice orange color in the glass and smelled a little floral and kind of odd. The taste was nice like a saison but with a definite orange flavor to it, the peels really shined in this beer. This was so damn easy to drink, nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-29-2010 03:33:24
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy bright gold body with a tall white head. nose is heavily floral with the white grape/wine and wood character either present in small amounts or easy to pick up when suggested. malt is biscuity, slightly toasted (perhaps barrel character?) and semi-sweet; yeast is floral soap and dried herbs. hops are light citrus and a little bit sour/moldy. moderately thick body for the style. fortunately drier than matilda but still too chewy and syrupy. herbal green finish. will drink occasionally but I think the syrupiness and malt chewiness could be dialled down. dry this out some more and weíre talking about something good.
944play (342) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010. 22oz in Goose Island stem at Toad in the Hole. Very pale, cloudy with thin diminishing head. Initial aroma is dirty diaper; mellows into more pleasant aromas of sweet corn and cantaloupe esters. Flavors are subtly fruity with hints of dried apple, pineapple, and stonefruit. The palate is the kicker -- itís only carbonated to a medium-high level, but the mouthfeel kicks off with an exciting, prickly pepper sensation, This example registers pretty young, with characteristics desirable in a witbier; Iíd imagine it would age into a more elegant experience within a few months.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful yellow light orange color. bold Belgian yeast smell. tart. acidic. almost wine like. taste really sticks to the tongue.
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice pale yellow pour with fluffy white head. Aroma is quite winey, slighty tart and citrusy, bretty and wild, quite complex. Taste is a bit tart, a bit bitter, completely awesome. Notes of citrus, wheat, and a bit of sweetness. Palate is smooth and silky, very enjoyable. This is it, best saison Iíve ever had.
Ernest (6142) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Bottle (2012 vintage).
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (basement, cement), with notes of gum/banana, lemon candy, and pepper.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Another try with this yearís edition, and still not a fan. Itís flabby and sugary sweet. This is kinda like lemon-banana soda pop.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with thin white head. Aroma of oranges. Taste has nice citrus flavor mixed with spices. Smooth finish.
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-neon yellow hue with a fizzy humpy white head. lots of spitzy carbonation going on in my glass. nose of spice, lite vineous note, oak and grapes. very nice! Wow! lots of woody green grape notes, spice and a touch of oak and lite yeast funk. really nice woody flavors to start followed by estery/fruity notes long into the finish. very tart here, but not like a jolly pumpkin. the finish went for a while, then all of a sudden stopped. still nonetheless, a very tasty saison here but i wish it was unfiltered.