Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: Very wine like in flavor and very champagne like in texture, but still recognizable as a saison. An excellent summer sipper that could probably stand upt to colder weather as well. It should age incredibly well. Less hoppy than many saisons, but there was enough acid and sourness to create great balance with the malt.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium yellow that was almost glowing. It had excellent carbonation that constantly tried to rebuild the head, which was average to large, frothy, off-white and mostly diminishing. The aroma had light to moderate light bread and cracker malts; light herbal and grassy hops; moderate to heavy earthy, dusty and spicy yeast; slight funky yeast; and white wine. The initial flavor was slightly sweet, lightly acidic and slightly sour; while the finish was slightly sweet, light to moderately acidic; moderate to heavily tart and lightly bitter with an average on flavor and long on dryness duration. There was white wine, cracker, white bread, funky yeast, a little wood, apple, maybe a hint of vanilla, champagne, earthy yeast and dusty yeast. The light to medium body was very dry with very fizzy and tingly carbonation.
revolution2718 (321) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw with sediment. Nose is a bit sour apple, lemon, funky, a bit of bread. Taste starts off tart citrusy, a bit sour, then comes a lot of barnyard funk, earthy. The aftertaste isn't great, really a lot of funk here.
N3lson1 (378) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle at the Penalty Box! Aromas of oranges, and slight hops. Pours a hazy, lemonade/orangy color, with white fluffy head. Tastes of grapes, slighly oranges, and champagne. A good complex brew.
Joakgust (1076) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of citrus, wheat, yeast, herbs, grass and apricots. Flavor is spicy with notes of citrus, wheat, yeast, herbs, apricot and oranges. Well balanced.
darla70 (14) - - APR 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet to the palate pours pale yellow with a mild creamy head. So far this is my favorite farmhouse ale/saison
dresden (1070) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy straw yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma is Brett, bread year, citrus and spice. Dry beer with a little tart and yeasty flavor. Very nice
jcnielsen (2443) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Citrus, sweet bread, yeasty, spicy, lemon zest aromas. Lemon, spicy, yeasty, fresh citrus, bread flavors. Pretty nice.
plaugher (238) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
765 ml into many a chalice. Pours an opaque golden straw with fluffy white head (quickly dissipating). Nose of apple, orange, a bit of peppery; slightly off-putting tart flavour. Like apple juice. Slick and kind of light on the palate. Ok.
northropfrye (2458) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light cloudy lemon body with fizzy white head and a bit of lacing. Bubblegum and sweet yeasty aroma. Blast of tartness that fades. Taste is semi sweet yeasty with a touch of tartness and a dry finish. Not bad.
brigg (532) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Clear, bubbly yellow body. Wispy white head. Aroma of orange peel, vanilla, black pepper, yeast. Medium body. Flavor is bright and tart; orange peel is especially evident on the back end; peppery and yeasty.
GraffitiVandal (104) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
ENG: 765ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the Teku. Strongly opalescent, yellow / straw / eggy color with huuuge, white glairy head. Aromas of tropical fruits, citrusy, very subtle bananas and cloves. Taste is very dissapointing, it’s like cheap sparkling wine mixed with lemon+banana juice with added water. Some sour aftertaste. Rather dry, low body, very high carbonation. Overall it is very drinkable, fruity, but I think too watery with very low flavor levels.
PL: Butelka 765ml zakupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do Teku. Mocno opalizująca, żółto-jajeczna barwa, z ogromną, jasną, białkową pianą (duże bąbelki). Aromaty owoców tropikalnych, cytrusów, delikatne banany i goździki. W smaku rozczarowanie - przypomina tanie wina musujące, do tego rozwodnione, zmieszane z sokiem cytrynowo-bananowym. Bardzo wodniste. W posmaku dość kwaśne. Raczej wytrawne, niskie odczucie w ustach, bardzo wysokie nasycenie. Podsumowując bardzo pijalne piwo, owocowe, ale jednak wydaje mi się, że jest zbyt wodniste, z niskim poziomem smakowym.