KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bleeng.
Pours a lively spring yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is tart, sweet lemon with a light coat of candied sugar. Flavor is light sour barnyard lemon grown in a horse stall. Tingly and lingering on the tongue. WOW.
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kahnís. Bottled in July of last year. This is a very light colored beer, bright yellow but very, very cloudy. A bubbly white head forms. The aroma is cheesy with hints of fields, oranges, coriander, and pepper. Bubbly palate on this one. The flavor is very balanced. I was expecting something more tart for whatever reason, but itís just dry and fruity. Hints are made at vanilla, cheese, orange, pepper, and flowers. Itís a really delicate offering for an American brewery. Not bad at all.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Pacific Park Market, Thanks Ken
This was sort of wit meets saison, or a saison trying to be champagne-like. Very light and lacking complexity
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by IPFreely: Pale golden color with a thick foamy white head. Yeasty aroma with fiant hints of oak, citrus, and banana. Moderate sweetness, orange zest, and spicy yeast esters. A hint of oak in the dry finish. Nice stuff.
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 Re-rate 1/8/11. 2010 bottle. I liked this so much the first time I had it (2009 version, I believe) I picked up another bottle while traveling. Big booming white head on top of a slightly hazy golden body. I pick up much more white wine character this go around. Citrus, lemon, and flowery notes mix in with light spice, yeast, and wood. Light-bodied, dry, with a bit of tart funk. Very clean. Iím suprised how much better this is than Matilda. Original Rating: Bottle from brewblackhole. Thanks Tom! Yellowish color, pours a thick fluffy off-white head with pretty good retention. Orange peel, lemon, wood, yeast and cloves in a pleasant aroma. Very clean and refreshing. Flavor adds pepper and citrus which mixes nicely with the clove and yeast. Simple but very tasty. Also, the label really fits this beer. No bells and whistles, clean, and elegant.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Smells of lemon, some wheat, and clove. Tastes of lemon, lemon zest, pepper, grass, and coriander. Nicely seasoned, crisp, yet creamy smooth, and very refreshing.
monkeychugg55 (909) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light yellow with a large easily excitable white head. The aroma is Belgian yeast, with some light citrus and a hint of funk. The flavor has lots of banana, with lemon zest, barnyard, and some vanilla I only picked out because I was looking for it. Light body with soft carbonation and a dry slightly tart, almost bretty finish. Very satisfying and refreshing.
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
whoa. rockin good beer here. serious. world class. Hit the sweet spot wiht this. Sophisticated yet so easy and drinkable. no cloying just quaffing. Poured with a fine off white head and a litle lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is fresh yeast malt spice grass crotch funk an plasure. Flavís bout the same, but with a tart edge. Killer body and carbonation. Not just drinkable, but suckable. mmmmm mm mmmm
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is gorgeous. a cloudy lemon yellow with sediment drifting about under a crisp foamy white head. A dry, mildly spiced aroma dominated by yeast with a faint floral or citrus character. The body is similarly dry, almost parching. A little of that sweet character in the finish, which was very dry. This is the best saison Iíve tried in years. Worthy of being served next to some duponts.
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale orange golden, slightly hazed. Foamy head is mostly diminishing and leaves only a small amount of lace. Nose is yeasty, slightly sulfurous w/ a hint of citrus which reminds me of American hops but is probably on account of the orange peel. Itís this flavor and the delicate mouthfeel that really drive the beer. Very light in texture w/ very vigorous but soft carbonation. Orange, lemon and a bit of cloves and vanilla. That the nose has that strange sulfur note in the nose is really unfortunate. It is truly distracting from what otherwise is a very elegant, well-balanced and unique beer.