fitwitchik (99) - USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber directly delivered from the brewer batch#17.Said to sit on it a bit as he knew it would be highly carbonated and flavor would improve over a couple of months.
Poured golden amber with a thin head.
Scent of grassy hops & sweet yeast?
Taste is floral & hoppy. Nice mixture.
A bit too carbonated as the head on this brew almost overflowed the glass.
Overall a better than average Saison greatly enjoyed with a Rueben sandwich.
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pours a nice golden color with a big foamy head. Lots of grainy earthiness, spicy peppered yeast, citrus and a grassy bitterness on the finish. Nothing crazy but a solid saison offering !
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
opened with a loud "psst" and was expecting an overflow, thankfully none. an orange oak color with an initial very large head that diminishes quickly to lacing, very small bubbles. strong black pepper aroma and taste with good traditional yeast spices. a very nice example.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from batch #6 at the HSC July 4th beer tasting. Pours a clear bright gold-copper color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops and citrus. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, yeast and grapefruit. The finish is spicy with a grassy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Spring Forward tasting at Brew’s Cafe on 3/9/13. Clear gold to amber pour with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, corn and stone fruit. Malty and creamy sweet flavor with some herbs and pepper before a sweet, herbal finish.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, Batch #6. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head that stays around for a long time. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coriander, oranges and orange peel, bready/grainy malt, and peppery spice. The taste is similar to the aroma. The peppery spice is the strongest flavor at first, and there’s also coriander, orange peel, bready/grainy malt and yeast noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and is well carbonated. I think this is a good overall brew. Good thing I bought some of Granville’s other brews, so I’ll have to try them soon too! $9.99 a bottle.
mikesaum (522) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured into ommegang tulip, pours a dark golden color with a two finger eggshell head that slowly fades. Aroma is farmhouse yeast, pepper, very spicy aroma with clove, some fruity esters, not getting the grapefruit they described . Taste is spicy as well with lots of pepper, has a dey bitter finish with some funky notes. Good saison, would like to try this brewers other two brews.