mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by JoeTheYounger. Pours a golden cloudy yellow with a 2 finger white head. Aroma is fruity bubblegum, pears, and berries. Flavor is citrus and other fruits, spice, and quite dry. Light to medium bodied with lots of carbonation.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 22oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a rich white foamy head. Nose is flowery and lightly fruity. Very effervescent body. Palate is very tingly and very much alive. Flavors of light grassy and floral hop notes with a toasted biscuit malt that is very pleasant.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of tytoanderso – thanks Tyler! Pours clear light yellow with a one finger snow white head. The nose is grass, lemon, peppery yeast and spice. The taste is faint funk, spice, bready yeast and citrus zest. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Tasty stuff – very refreshing.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz – Hazed gold, creamy white head. Lemony oak and white grape aromas warm to soft swirls of yeasty pineapple and funk. Soft peppery orange-lime and herbal wood tones round with a touch of drying grassy funk and yeast from beginning to end. Borders dry white wine territory at times. Medium bodied with prickly carbonation. Complex and elegant…
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold color with a thin head. Aroma of wheat, hay and lemons. A little yeast and a bit of bubblegum. A moderately tart lemon taste, plenty of hay, grass and other barny qualities. Light yeast. Very carbonated.
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 (4293) - 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 (1054) - 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 (3159) - 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 (8178) - San Diego County, 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.