TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours wispy light golden with a mostly receding thin off-white head. Notes of chamomile, herbs, citrus, and sweet yeast. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. This is a very nice beer, more please!
thornecb (3989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2010 Pours bright gold into a snifter. Bright white micro head with medium retention recedes to skim surface leaving spot lacing. Lemon and brett aromas. Sweet and sour coriander upfront turning to a dry lasting brett finish.
ketchepillar (1022) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has lots of clove and spicy citrus. Flavor has too much hot alcohol, but some redeeming spice characteristics. Very slight brett b like dryness.
thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a big white head. Aroma is lots of lemon peel with some clove and mild funk. Flavor is a little toned down with some citrus and spice but not much else. A little corriander is left on the tounge but it finishes kinda watery.
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 6, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bomber. Pours a cloudy neon yellow with a bright white poofy head that has good retention and lacing. Very little lacing. Aroma is canned pineapple juice, white pepper. Taste is grainy, dry, watery, plain, dull. Wow this really sucks. Slightly oily mouthfeel (but on a saison? yuck). People hate on saison thinking it is not complicated or rich enough, but let me tell you, plenty of breweries get their ass kicked trying to recreate a Belgian farmhouse.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Elegant saison, a little funky yeast aroma, along with white pepper. Pours light colour with lots of foamy head. Refreshing taste and mouthfeel, very good with supper. Elegant and not compelx, with a bit of the orange peel. Nothing really funky about the taste.
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Number 1600. Cloudy ultra straw yellow with a pearly white moderately dissipating minor lace maker of a head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit, toasted malt and orange peel. Taste of Belgian yeast, orange peel, bready malt, grassy hops and something salty like chicken soup. A bit too sudsy for my liking.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t how true to style this is, but t hit the spot for me. Clear yellow with a big beige head and vigorous carbonation. Crisp spicy and herbal aroma. Flavor is very dry and herbal, with a lot of dry winy and spicy notes. Crisp finish. I could have drank an awful lot of this. Thanks Secret Santa!
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Banana, pear, and white wine. Light yellow. A bit of hop bitterness. Fizzy, not particularly distinguished. Goose Island has a great thing going with the elegance of the bottle label.
GJF (1158) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, straightforward belgian style. A good bit of pear and a bit of funk in the flavor. A dry finish, just a touch of hop at the end. Nicely balanced ale.