jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours dark golden. Aroma of doughy malts with the Belgian, spicy yeast. Thick texture, and a nice spiciness to the finish. A good beer.
drdisque (728) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours very clear and could easily be mistaken for a pilsner or kolsch from its appearance. However, when you take a sip you are treated to very rich flavors of orange, coriander, straw, and hay, with almost a creamy flavor (not texture) quality thatís hard to describe. Very clean and not bitter in the least. An outstanding brew.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22oz Bottle. Mostly transparent, brassy gold colored body with a thick head of pillowy white foam. Notes of apple and pear esters with a prominent orange citrus note that gets stronger as it warms. Faint herbal hops and bready malt. Light bodied, moderate-heavy carbonation with a dry, yet soft texture. Fresh bread dough malty/yeasty flavor accented by the orange citrus. The orange is a fresh, clean flavor, but less would be nice. Hints of vanilla and lemon meringue. A suggestion of brett in the finish with a light, pinot grigio-esque vinous character lingering on the palate. Could use more yeast character; the body is nice and light, but the lack of malt or hops focuses the attention on the spice additions (i.e. orange peel) and more fermentation character (e.g. pepper, tropical fruit) would help add some depth.
drjay44 (3248) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Bottled on 02/19/10. Pours a light, fluffy, lasting white head, of long duration, over a slightly hazy yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is apple/pear, light citrus, bit of coriander.....taste is light sweet malt to start, then clove, lemon, finishing with a light pepper bite and light bitterness.....mouth feel is medium, carbonation adds a pleasant spritz. This is true to its style. It is light, refreshing, and has all of the spice and fruit flavors it should. BJCP 7/3/15/5/7
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with a friend on a warm evening. Nice appearance in the glass. Poured hard to get a nice 2 inch frothy head. The aromas where sweet, peppery and some citrus. Flavors the same, including more pepper and orange. A nice Saison. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2011 2010 bomber on 11/5/11. the Brett has developed well over ~2 years in the bottle. huge 4 finger rocky white head over an orange pour. big Brett nose with layers of oak, spices and orange peel. medium body with funky Brett, orange peel, lemon, oak and grapes. dry Brett finish with more orange peel and spice.
shared bomber on 6/6/10. hazy yellow pour with a 1 finger white head. orange / lemon nose with Belgian yeast and a touch of oak. Medium body with a slight tartness, orange peel and a general softness. tart finish with light fruit notes, more oak and orange. Curious to see how my 2nd bottle does over time in the cellar.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
golden with huge white head. fruity esters to nose. high carbonation. some bitterness before fruity esters, tart notes, with some oak. remarkable complexity to this brew. bone dry finish. i canít think of a better saison that i have had, stellar
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz bottle). Pours hazy straw yellow with small carbonation bubble and white head. Aroma of lemon, coriander. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness. Orange and vanilla are present; this is a surprisingly rich beer with good depth. Finish is more vanilla and chewy. My expectations were very much surpassed. Excellent!
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank this last night so I canít quite recall all the details, but it was crisp, refreshing, and delicious. Heavy spice notes and just a bit sour. Awesome.
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle, pours a clear pale yellow-orange with a thick bubbly white head. Smells like a Belgian--wild yeast, cloves, sweet malt. Taste is very good, a hint of sourness at the end, but otherwise smooth, yeasty, much like the aroma would lend you to expect. Bad rating, my apologies, but itís a good beer worth trying.