JohnnyJ (5329) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Clear gold pour, with fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet grapes, citrus, orange peel, banana, and bread. Flavor is more focus on the bread, but still sweet and fruity. Light peppery hay notes. Body is pretty heavily carbonated and sharp. Overall a very interesting twist on the saison.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy blond with lively carbonation and a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly citrus with a barnyard smell. taste is lightly citrus. palate is tingly and slightly chewy.
BelgianBeerGal (3704) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl traded bottle. Very light yellow, slightly hazy with a nice white head. Foamy lacing. BIG aroma of banana, sugar, Belgian yeast, and some citrus peel. The beginning and end of the flavor are pretty classic but the middle is a little heavy on the orange. Still pretty tasty and the 6.5 ABV is nice.
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Hazy golden with a fine, white head. Peppery citrus aroma, hints of oranges. In the mouth a lot pepper flavours, nicely balancing acidic orange fruit, though mostly on the bitter side. Very Belgian in character- very elegant.
MaBeer1972 (1703) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out looking just like champagne. Lots of bubbles! Lacy white head. Aroma of citrus. Flavor is as advertised - tart orange with vanilla finish. Very drinkable. This could become my new summer brew! Note to Goose Island: put this into six-packs!
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a very good saison that i had over the fourth of July. It was a little warm when i had it but that shouldn’t take away too much from the flavor.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a nice yellowish color with a long lasting pillowy white head. It left lacing on the glass as it went. Aroma was citrus, orange, and lemon zest. Flavor was grass, spices, zest, and corrider. Great aftertaste. Goose Island does it again with another great beer. I love all goose island offerings. They don’t make a bad beer.
KyotoLefty (8907) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Bright glowing gold. Complex, spicy, fruity aroma, with biscuity pilsner malt, citrus and grass. Peppery dry hops, a bit of honey, big orange, spice. Really good, though a bit too sweet and spicy, and a touch too much orange. Not as refined as the best, but a very nice saison indeed. Maybe the best I’ve had from to US to date.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright yellow, slight cloudiness, huge white head, tiny carb bubbles, great lacing. Orange and lemon peel up front, hints of stone fruits, mango/peach/apricot, bright floral character, not sure though, daffodil, yeasty. Perfect citrus zest up front, lemon/orange peel again. Light cereal, white grape and pepper through the middle. Oaky/vanilla finish. Effervescent mouthfeel, fades to soft/billowy finish. World class.
blankboy (7110) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with an average size diminishing foamy white head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty along with herbs, spices, fruit and some alcohol. Flavour of yeast and herbs foremost followed by fruit, honey and a lightly spicy bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Really good, not as amazing as I expected due to some of the high ratings but still very, very good stuff.