dwm1034 (600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ada's in Chicago with Sarah, Lindsay and Marty...xxth birthday for better half. Minimal nose; sour / tart / funky initial taste. Poured yellow with minimal head. Very nice.
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fezzy (71) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: strong Belgian yeast, grain, and spice
Appearance: very mildly cloudy yellow; a classic saison look
Taste: pretty overwhelming yeast flavor. Rather acidic/astringent and sweet simultaneously, although it finishes with a dry, light citrus note
Palate: finish makes an otherwise rather overwhelming flavor of funky yeasts more palatable
Not bad, but not my favorite Saison.
edgallow (1660) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of grass, malts, grains and citrus. Taste is malts, grass, spice and bread.
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bkurtz (725) - PERU - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with sweet citrus aromas (peach, tangerine). Complex, but there is an astringent note (not tart), that doesn’t work.
k0mpsa (948) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at drafting table, washington dc. Hazy deep yellow color, white head. Aroma is wheaty, yeasty, earthy, lemon notes. Wheaty taste, yeast, citrus notes, earth.
gkeh (138) - Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to glass. First time trying a saison. Aroma is grassy and barnyard hay. Some fruity hints too? I could not coax a head, though I poured relatively hard. It pours a very cloudy yellow. Taste is bitter and sour. A slick, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, flat carbonation. Not a fan of the saison.
uhclem (355) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I keep trying to like the Belgian style beers, but the funky spiciness just doesn’t do it for me. This was more drinkable than the others until it warmed up, then it deteriorated.
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour from bottle. Taste is lemon, horse blanket, grain and wheat. Smooth finish. Excellent.
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Notes from Review on 7.1.10
Poured from bottle to Sam Adams glass.
A: Cloudy straw. Low/no head, with complimentary ribbons apparent along glass.
S: Medium intensity for a saison. Sweet, toasty malt mend well with touch of spiciness (sense some allspice notes). A hint of farm funk.
T: The beer falls over mouth with evident saison flavors: rice, corn husk, coriander. If I’m not mistaken, I sense a hint of brett funk.
M: Fine, foamy carbonation overwhelms my mouth. As it warms, carbonation seems less sharp, but not less prevalent. Having a hard time with all the flavor nuances of this bottle given the perceived over carbonation.
D: I had a hard time with the carbonation on this one.
Serving type: bottle
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass. Aromas of lemon peel, bananas and yeast. Slightly cloudy, yellow color. Initial flavors of banana, clove, citrus and yeast. Great funky flavors on the finish. Really great farmhouse ale.