thegreenrooster (2807) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a cloudy orange with a large white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy with a slight pils malt. Flavor is slightly spicy but then comes a blast of citrus. Finish has some funk and white pepper. A good rep of the style and quite tasty.
brenn79 (1198) - Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.9 oz. bottle- Pours semi cloudy on the first pour, orange in color with a huge fluffy white head, good lacework. The aroma is whoa, funky cold medina, is their brett in this? Beyond that there is lemon, yeast, a little spice, possibly pepper. The taste is mildly tart with funk, lemon and wheat, could use more of a pepper kick, there is a little, but not enough for my tastes, a bit of an alcohol kick as well. Body is medium to light, carbonation is medium high. I have had better, but this aint bad
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot, resin), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of gum, pepper, lemon zest, apple skins, plastic.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky.
Light to medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Despite the husky malt character and plastic, I’m still giving the nose a 7 ’cause frankly this is still better than most American renditions, which are often banana-bombs. Equally husky aftertaste in the mouth, and just overall a bit rough, but good for this brewer and considering this is in the Dupont mold, I have to say they had their hearts in the right place.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I would rate this in the better than average of saisons. Got a typical Belgian aroma. Nice spicing without going over the top. Some peppery notes. Light wheat flavors intermingling too.
BMan1113VR (7382) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle marked as bottled on 5/16/11. Pours with a clear, deep golden body with a massive mousse of white head. Good lace. Aromas are peppery, grainy, grassy. Classic saison yeast character, phenols, light esters, a hint of citrus and acidity. Bready, toasty, straw malt profile. Flavors are a bit too sweet. On notes at first of cantaloupe and watermelon. Some dried nectarines, pepper. A bit too rich of a malt profile for a saison (reminds me more of a biere de garde). Some lemon verbena, lightly tart yeast character. Very lively carbonation. Some carbonic bite. Medium bodied.
DYCSoccer17 (3014) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL bottle purchased from The Davis Food Co-Op. Bottled May 16, 2011. The aroma on this is very reminiscent of a saison--dusty, estery, lightly spicy. The hops seem a little more aggressive in the nose of this than a typical saison. Moderate mineral aromas. Moderately hazy golden body with a small to medium off-yellow head present. Starts strangely thin and watery with a bit of a sugary character. Becomes a little estery with some banana hints and horse blanket towards the middle. Finishes a bit metallic, herbal, and a little spiced. The body and mouthfeel on this beer is just lacking. It’s thin and doesn’t have the velvety texture I want out of a saison. A little rough around the edges.
beernovice39 (2779) - Montana, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a deep gold with a thin white head. Scent of grass, lemons and spices. Taste is citrus, spice and bread. Nice
marcus (5013) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Taylors Market, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a massive off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a yeast-laden slightly sour caramel malt flavor with a deliciously bitter finish. This is a nice saison with a traditional taste, as long as it is consumed while fresh.
bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from Taylor’s Market in Sacramento, CA. Pours dirty hazy gold with a 3 finger creamy near-white head. Aroma is citrus and earthy. Med +body. Flavor is fruity, lightly noble spicey, and finishes with some discernible earthiness. Moderately bitter. Very flavorful saison that somehow eventually makes me think of a good tripel.
dfinney23 (1004) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours orange-amber with a thick off-white head. Malt and yeast aroma with underlying pepper and citrus. As my wife commented, "yeasty but not in that funky way." Flavor is a bit more hops and citrus. Dry, refreshing finish is perfect for a warm summer evening.