craftycarl21 (2300) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, beautifully aged by oteyj. Not sure of the vintage, but definitely had 1+ years on it. Poured a gorgeous light walnut color, frothy off-white head. Nose and flavor held beautiful chestnut, fig, wheat, sourdough, pinot noir, and lightly funky oak character. Ultra dry. As reminiscent as the good bottles of Fantome as I’ve ever come across from an American brewery. Singular and delicious.
ClarkVV (4353) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, unsure of date, shared by Bill on 7/25/15.
First medium-malts saison I’ve had in a while....Amber, good clarity with an off-white head that is well-retained.
Cherryskin, soft vanilla, light lactic touches and a warm baked sourdough breadiness are moderately well-integrated. Bits of appke-like esters with some light bitter grassiness and floral notes on the end. No alcohol or flaws. Very pleasant.
Flavor is wonderfully expressive of the darker malts....I keep sipping seeing if I find any out-of-balance caramel, sourdough or heavy sweetness, but no. The malts provide a good graininess, crusty, dry brown bread and then leave the yeasts alone to add cherry and apple fruits, vanilla and very soft funk. Earthy, lightly chewy and wonderfully carbonated and attenuated as youd expect. Nothing flashy, but very well-constructed. Those are my favorite types of beers.
Chalumeaux (444) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle thanks Bill for the Ratebeer Farmhouse Magnum Tasting. Pours murky soft brown orange with a thin white head. Aromas of yeast earth caramel and citrus. Taste is fruity malt with hint of spice.
WillRunForBeer (1519) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle brought by Bill, opened at Ratebeer Farmhouse Magnum Tasting v1. Thanks! Pours brownish orange gold with an off white head. Aroma is wheat, lemon, HFS funk. Flavor is caramel, lemon, cherry skin.
GarrettB (1239) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 24th, 2013 - The Sankt Hans Amber Saison was a treat served by a friend at a board game night, and impressed all much more than the board game did. The color is a murky, soft, brown-orange, heather at the edges, and effusive with buttery saffron notes in the smell. Yeast and white grape juice add a second and third dimension, with a full, fluffy smell and texture. The palate is on the light side, clear and quenching, and initially sour and carbonated. My first impression is that this resembles the Italian beer Panil, but a little flatter, and with the flavors and sourness reigned in. This saison also brings in more mandarin orange citrus, a light delicate palate, and tangerine to bring a hard-to-build balance.
Beerman6686 (5396) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a light hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma was of light Brett, lemony citrusy and caramel and cereal grains. Fla or was grain.y, light dust, Brett and orangey hops.
Art (2310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy Amber orange color. Yeasty earthy aroma some citrus zest. Taste is slightly sweet slightly tart. Grainy aftertaste. Medium body. Medium light carb.
Japalo (1491) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home. Small head and light carbonated. Copper near clear. Flavour unit one; mead wort. Sour citrus dryness. Some stale flavours too. Wooden complex. Top dollar for the Crown ;)
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma with weak hints of hops- Fruity malty spicy yeasty weak tart flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty weak tart finish.
vtafro (4954) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden pour with some head. Funky aroma, light grape, fruit, and spice tones. Flavors follow, full flavored saison, and easy to drink.