jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light and clear golden yellow with a short-lived foamy white head. Nose is sweet, spicy, and fruity with moderate citrus and some vanilla. Light, heavily carbonated, dry. Nice spicing and a good hit of fruity tones with some mild yeast.
OldMrCrow (1876) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Gotta love the label -- gorgeous packaging).
Probably my favorite goose island beer to date, especially if I don’t view it as a saison. Aroma is the distinctive house character of their belgian-style yeast, plus a very nice tart oaky bite from the wine barrels. Too strong on the banana esters for my taste and too sweet for a saison in my book, it nonetheless is a very nice beer largely because of the magic that took place in the barrels.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma of orange, vanilla cream, oak and a subtle sour funky fruity note that is just so delicate and charming. What a sweety of a beer. Pale yellow orange hue with a large white foamy head that diminished and left good lace. Taste is sweet and fruity with a creamy finish. Palate is medium bodied and lively. What a beautiful, charming and sweet beer. Like a refined young woman kissed by the late afternoon sun. Elegant and delecious. Sofie, I love you, now give me some sugar baby :)
mnurda (1147) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample. Pours a beautiful golden colour. Great tasting. Nice spicy finish. Wonderfully carbonated.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lightly hazed orange with a large white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is belgian yeasts, citrus, orange peel, esthers, white wine. Flavor is belgian yeasts, pepper, citrus, oak, esthers, spices and fruits. Dry sparkling refreshing and flavorful. Good stuff.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Brilliant gold with a creamy, medium-sized white head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with prominent apricot and tangerine backed by frosting sweetness and a touch of oaky white wine. The flavor has a sweet candied pils malt thing going on with a touch of vinous character that manifests in alcohol and oak. Big orange fruitiness. Sweet and lightly syrupy in the finish, but light in body overall with lively carbonation. Somewhat interesting but too sweet and orange-dominated ovaral.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours pale yellow with plenty of rising bubbles. Tastes like a crisp, dry saison. Aromas of bubblegum, citrus, and slight pepper. Citrus, sugars, oak, vanilla in the taste.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Bevmo. Pours light, straw yellow with a fizzy white head and specks of lace. Smells bready and yeasty sweet with hints of wine barrel, biscuits and straw. Tastes sweet and bready and yeasty. Grains first, than sweetness. Slight wine flavors and barely any wood character. Medium body, vibrant carbonation.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2011 Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James and Tony. Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with a thin, bubbly white head. Aroma of lavender, corriander, vanilla, dry grapes, yeast, orange peel, grass, and small notes of honey. Medium bodied with a clean, slightly dry, sweet palate. Finishes with a floral sweetness. Excellent saison from Goose Island.
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had with James and pat. Pours a hazy light gold. No noticeable head. Aroma and flavor are similar to a wheat. So much corriander and orange peel. Spices are well balanced.