blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle poured a light golden color with a big fluffy white head that retained a half inch. aroma has earthy yeast, light spice, wet orange peel, and a nice bright citrus. mouth feel is light and crisp with high side carbonation. flavor has banana yeast, green apple, light citrus, mellow spice, orange, and a mild barrel wood thing. nice and crisp and has a lot of saison character but there is a slight funky dry twist thrown in.
BillKismet (3811) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blond and effervescent with a fluffy white head. Nice white pepper spicy zip to the nose. Fairly clean yeastiness, with piquant white pepper and a delicate ripple of orange and a small wave a pinot grigio. Refreshing, piquant, balanced, crisp, and altogether enjoyable.
mixmasterob (1050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft @ ChurchKey in DC. Hazy golden pour, small white head. Aroma was an array of some citrus, sour fruitiness, and maybe a touch of wood. Nothing overpowering. Flavors were somewhat traditional saison flavors. Some sourness, big fruitiness, very crisp and refreshing. Smooth finish with a light bitterness, somewhat vinous and a bit of heat. Easily one of my favorite saisons that I have tried.
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle: Pours a bright straw color with a light haze and a finger of bubbly white head. Fruity aroma is green apples, yeast, vinous fruits, and something that reminds me of raspberry jam. In the flavor I can really pick up the orange peel and hints of pepper, along with the yeast. It has a dry, vinous note that blends well with the pepper and keeps it from being too fruity. Crisp. Enjoyable.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíd look at this as part Saison, part sour in character. The wine and orange peel give it a good bit of sour feel. Nose and body are that of a Saison though. Looks of like bitter/soul flavor. Very carbonated, maybe a little too much, but thatís normal for this kind of beer. Definitely worth a shot, and has a unique flavor.
jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as part of a mix a six. Aroma is raison, vanilla, bread and citrus notes. Its very bubbly, like a mild champaigne. Delicious all the way around/
Hair6a11 (1475) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a Light Cloudy Golden into a tulip. After having the dupont, itís well. not quite as good for me. You get that slight funk in the aroma, with a bit of spices. Flavors are spiciness, funk, hay, citrus, oranges, and .... i dunno. Itís interesting for certain. I canít say I get the "vanilla finish", but itís fairly smooth, for sure. Nice brew
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a golden yellow color with a very large fluffy white head. The nose is tart and bright with acidic orange and coriander notes. The yeast is there, but itís covered up by all the fresh yeasts, the light earthy hops and spicy esters. Light effervescent body and a refreshing finish. Nice to see something created authentically locally.
hopsessed (37) - Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love saisons. And I REALLY loved this one! Goose Island has never really impressed me with their Belgian styles before. Donít get me wrong, I liked them all, but this stands out. hay, bread, caramel, dough, banana, raisin, vanilla, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, golden, Awesome!
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from 22 oz into tulip glass. Lots of carbonation, and hence, a nice white head on top of the golden brew. Very bubbly, but that fades. Aromas of orange, clove, and spice. Fairly thin on the palate, but true to the saison style. Nice funkiness in the wild yeasts too....leaves a nice finish. Very nice brew for summer