Salmoniform (1192) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Orange hue with fizzy white head that lingered. Aroma is lemon, peppercorn, straw, tangerine, herbal. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a spicy following and clean finish. Overall this is a very nice saison.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy blond with small flocculation and a creamy white head that thins out quickly into rocky flotillas on the top of the beer. Aroma is spot on- wafts of soil, basement, cheese, bandaids, lemon, black pepper, funk, fresh-cut grass. Flavor is similarly perfect- initially warm and slightly bready and slightly spicy (black pepper, coriander), warming immediately into a funky and then tart bit- an nice sour note that comes and then goes, so as to not overpower the rest. Badaids, earth, burlap, a salty note towards the end. Lots of lemon stays between my tongue and teeth after the swallow. Simply perfect saison, quite possibly my new favorite. Wow.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly clear gold with a thin white head. Musk and citrus, softly funky. Medium bodied, tart and musky, a bit tangy. Tasty.
fluffy (1892) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
nice and fresh and bright, definitely drinkable as a regular table beer. very well done
TimE (3786) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color. Soft hoppy nose, green apples, funk, salty, lemon fairly sour mouth with low carbonation. This is a real Saison. Dry and refreshing. Excellent.
BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle (Batch 2): Overly fuzzy head, okay pour. Well it still displays some base Saison qualities with light spice, banana and orange zest, wheat husk and pils malt crispness. You also can notice the influence of the Brettanomyces creeping forward, slightly funked and acidic. Hit of dry oak tannins upon the finish. A beer in flux, may age to greatness but may just never be all that. Color me disappointed with this one.
Leighton (13198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in Hoboken - thanks to Paul. Batch one. Pours cloudy gold with a creamy white head. Great aroma, moderate brett character, some zesty lemon, leather. Light sweet flavor with juicy melon and light lemony tartness, some grassy bitterness, some straw, tangerine rind. Light bodied with average to lively carbonation. Fresh on the finish, more light tangy citrus, some old leather, citrus rind, grass, barnyard. Lovely beer.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at mikkeller and friends. murky yellow with a lively, fluffy head; aroma of pineapple nectar, pepper, chalkdust; pleasant citric notes, weis bars, tropical fruit. complex and tasty
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6154-20140129] Bottle. Mild cardboard sweaty earth aroma. Hazy, pale orange yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Floral yeasty grass flavour. Medium body. Nice light grassy hops profile. (7/4/8/3/14) 3.6
tastybeer (1827) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is gold, light haze, white head. Excellent pillowy retention/lace. Aroma of fruity brett, citrus/floral hop, oak, grain. Taste is somewhat bitter, grainy, dusty, citrus, oak. Palate is very dry, higher carbonation, slick, bitter finish. Very good.