GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Iowa City Brewfest. Poured a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. Smelled of baking spices, citrus, and fruity pastry. Light to medium bodied with subdued farmhouse funk, but no significant acidity. I tasted mixed spices, yeasty bread dough, and citrus fruit. Decent.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small glass as part of Goose Island beer and cheese tasting at Tellerís in Cincinnati. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Pleasant citrus aroma with coriander and malt. Dry citrus flavor with malt, and yeast. Juicy, fruity, dry, sweet, crisp, and just a tad tart. Light to medium bodied. Dry finish. Very nice saison.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Phil from Goose Island for sharing a 22 oz bottle. Pours a nicely hazy soft orange color with a billowing white head. Aroma is a nice spritz of citrus, orange and lemon zest with that dry white wine sort of sharpness.This all balances with a wheat and spice character. Flavor starts with a strong wheat and spice note that dominates. Opens up beautifully to a brett and sharp fruit flavor that really grabs the tongue. Very nice dry finish and a good lightly fizzy carbonation. Well done
thedm (4852) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a hazy uncarbonated yellow-white colored body. The mild aroma was malty banana and coriander. The crisp semi-thick mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and mild coriander. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2009 Killer beer. The head was a little frothy, not so tight. The taste was just a tad sweeter/spicier than I had hoped but still overall a dry saison, well executed. Some really nice grassy and hay flavors, aroma was killer. Nice sparkliness in the mouth. Wonderful ABV. I want more.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, lemon-gold pour with a fast-dissipating white head, only temporary, spotty lace. Really nice yeasty must aroma with a strong carbonic element, light citrus, promises a dry taste. Flavor starts off similarly, yeasty, citric dry, estery hints of peach and hawaiian punch, but also a flatter generically malty side to it that peeks through an otherwise really nice golden ale. Medium body, lightly astringent in a good way, dry, warm, very lively.
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly delicious. Best saison Iíve had, maybe best Belgian wheat Iíve had (how much wheat is in here? - or does it just have wheatish spices?) Orangey tangy sweetness with a bit of funk, banana, clove, sparkly vanilla.. Light and refreshing too! So good.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goose island sophie lightly tart lemon nose soft spicy notes touch of wheat a little yeast. Hazy golden nice foamy head. Nice lemon notes light spice. Touch of dust. Light grainy notes lightly sweet. Clean lemon dry finish. Pretty dry. Lingering light sweet yeast notes but solid interesting. 7 4 7 4 15
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow-orange to straw body, medium off-white head. Wheaty nose with banana, clove, pepper, and some tart lemony notes. Body of wheat, banana, and clove, estery and spicy. Medium body. Decent.
swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Rudolf, his bottle. Pale yellow pour. Aromas of pear, peach, nectarrine. Taste is dry, champagne like, fruity,peach, white peach. Very good