padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with a friend on a warm evening. Nice appearance in the glass. Poured hard to get a nice 2 inch frothy head. The aromas where sweet, peppery and some citrus. Flavors the same, including more pepper and orange. A nice Saison. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
craftbeerdesign (2207) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2011 2010 bomber on 11/5/11. the Brett has developed well over ~2 years in the bottle. huge 4 finger rocky white head over an orange pour. big Brett nose with layers of oak, spices and orange peel. medium body with funky Brett, orange peel, lemon, oak and grapes. dry Brett finish with more orange peel and spice.
shared bomber on 6/6/10. hazy yellow pour with a 1 finger white head. orange / lemon nose with Belgian yeast and a touch of oak. Medium body with a slight tartness, orange peel and a general softness. tart finish with light fruit notes, more oak and orange. Curious to see how my 2nd bottle does over time in the cellar.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
golden with huge white head. fruity esters to nose. high carbonation. some bitterness before fruity esters, tart notes, with some oak. remarkable complexity to this brew. bone dry finish. i canít think of a better saison that i have had, stellar
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz bottle). Pours hazy straw yellow with small carbonation bubble and white head. Aroma of lemon, coriander. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness. Orange and vanilla are present; this is a surprisingly rich beer with good depth. Finish is more vanilla and chewy. My expectations were very much surpassed. Excellent!
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank this last night so I canít quite recall all the details, but it was crisp, refreshing, and delicious. Heavy spice notes and just a bit sour. Awesome.
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle, pours a clear pale yellow-orange with a thick bubbly white head. Smells like a Belgian--wild yeast, cloves, sweet malt. Taste is very good, a hint of sourness at the end, but otherwise smooth, yeasty, much like the aroma would lend you to expect. Bad rating, my apologies, but itís a good beer worth trying.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle..Hazy light golden pour , big fluffy white head , excellent lacing . Aroma of citrus and spice . The flavor is sweet upfront with notes of orange , pepper and vanilla . Tart and dry finish , very faint wild yeast touch , medium to high carbonation . Very refreshing and well balanced , excellent .
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gosh itís nice. Barely filtered gold blond look with intricate side lacing. Aroma of earth, mixed green grape and lemon. Taste is same with varied white grape flavors, light mineral. Pretty and elegant Saison that really seems like wine!
RSRIZZO (1876) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into a Tulip at 43į. Color is a hazy yellow gold with good carbonation and a white head that is tight in the center and loose on the edge. Aroma of sour yeast and hay. It has a lighter medium body that goes down with an easy crisp feel. Finish comes in sweet with fruity yeast, flowery hops and white pepper. After taste lets a mild sour come out that leaves you with a dry feel. Overall its a very well done and refreshing Saison.
hayduke (3560) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a trade via Strykzone. Thanks. This was from the 22 oz bottle as hazy gold with a big fizzy white head that took a while to face and left moderate lacing in the glass. The nose is more like a hefe than a Belgian showing banana and other ripe fruits, and some spices. The body is medium and the mouthfeel dry and light. The flavor is all over the place with fruit, citrus, and spices. It finishes dry and lightly bitter. A well crafted beer.