DrnkMcDermott (2879) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tragedy struck at my home early Monday morning. Either a tremor of a passing train caused a box of bomber bottles to slide off its shelf in my beer cellar. Only one casualty, though: my 2009 bottle of Sofie. Luckily, when I went to GI Clybourn to train for their sampling program, they had it on tap. Color is bright Belgian pils or tripel gold, and pretty hazy. Almost a whole finger’s width of white parfait foam. Smell has a very light orange zest and Belgian light malt. A bit of spice in the aroma, too, but my nose is too stuffy to best describe it. Taste is effervescent, and my first impression is of light pepper after all. Maltiness settles in to leave a nice sticky aftertaste. Maybe some Belgian candi sugar, but not too sweet. Alcohol is not a big player here. Just a nice golden ale flavor with extra depth.
hopbrad (5) - - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good saison. spice and citrus on the front, slightly tart on the backend
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap during Madison Craft Beer week. Light body. Sweet spicy aroma with a subtle funk. Taste is slight pepper, some orange, kind of funky, with hints of citrus. Good amount of Belgian funk.
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of wine, orange and hops. Tastes of oranges, citrus, malt and wine. Dry finish. Very drinkable.
revolution2718 (327) - 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 (398) - 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 (1090) - 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 (1103) - 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 (2484) - 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 (243) - 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.