devman171 (1182) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours light yellow with medium head. Aroma is tart wheat and lime. Taste is fairly sour with a tart like finish, not much orange for me.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle @RBWG-A-thin white-milky straw. A-acetic-lemon, lt malt. T-follows. Soft carbonation.
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Plusieurs bouteilles de 750 ml. Arômes complexes d’agrumes et de levure rustique. Belle présence rustique au nez. Robe blonde aux reflets rosés, légèrement trouble, effervescence assez active et légère mousse. En bouche, les agrumes (pamplemousse rose, orange, lime) sont parfaitement équilibrés par le caractère rustique et lactique de la saison. Très belle texture effervescente et souple en bouche. Finale acidulée à la fois lactique et citrique. Spectaculaire et extrêmement facile à boire!
3fourths (8493) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 Turbid pour, not sure if it’s typically like this or if the bottle was shook too much. Some brett must / BO in the nose, not sure if intentional or if it’s a culture blend with some brett. Wheat noticed. Lots of yeast / dough seems to cover the lime / lemon meringue hops. Off-dry, moderately bitter, acidic, lactic, yogurt-y, sharp lemon juice and such... in fact I guessed lemon juice but there’s blood orange juice... not that blood orange comes through, it’s more of a generic citrus juice, so lemon works. Update: this is currently the #1 saison on Ratebeer, which is laughable since this isn’t a saison at all, it’s a fruit beer. For the true top saison in the world, look to Blaugies or Dupont.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is perfume, floral, and citrusy hops, biscuit malt, pear, passion fruits, farmhouse yeast. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt, tropical fruity esters farmhouse yeast notes and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
blomster (264) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBWG Asheville, thanks to Maxxdaddy! Straw coloured hazy pour. Funky, spicy, citrusy aroma. Quite a bit of lemon acidity. Super refreshing!
bytemesis (4239) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Hill. Pours cloudy orange, small white head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma has notes of pepper, lemon-lime, zest, and lots of fruitiness. Flavor is lightly sweet with just a bit of tartness and some nice funky brett notes. Quite rich and fruity on the palate as well. Medium body. A very tasty beer!
barn0216 (485) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy peach-orange cookout, decent foam. Fruity aroma, can’t identify a particular source, kind of a soap quality in there as well. Tart flavor, a bit of lactic-ness, i can definitely taste the orange and perhaps the lime as well. Prickly on the tongue.
kimjongill (207) - - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with a hint of orange pour. Good mouthfeel. Clean and crisp. Complex and pleasant floral aroma with citrus notes. Taste is a little bland compared to what I expected. Still pleasant, but not as refreshing as I thought it’d be.
thome50 (1192) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle via Ernesto earlier last year. Opened with close friends as a toast to Sutter.Pours an orange with big white head. Aroma is a noticeable Hill Farmstead saison funk with apples, citrus, pineapple and sweet grass. A very light and refreshing lime forward citrus saison with a slight sourness that just works with this. If I could drink this in a field on a bright spring day with no one around I’d crush a 24 pack of these canned. Damn nice saison.