wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a lingering film and some lace. Nose is phenolic and largely dominated by spices and few esters. Taste is strong with spices and phenolics. Some banana character and coriander. Flavor is a bit in your face but not bad. spritzy carbonated feel and light bodied. Medium to short duration.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale golden color with a short lived spritzy head. Smells of beer and mild spices. Medium full nectar with ample residual effers. Mildly sweet with defined white spices, pineapple, pear, banana. Theres a bit of an astringency that is unsettling creating a dirty disposition. The finish is bittered nicely yet dirty.
alexanderj (3500) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; seems I haven’t had a saison in a while. Poured a dull, cloudy amber-gold color with a medium to large white head. Aroma musty wheat, lemon, yeast, slight funky earthiness, and spice. Flavor was fairly mellow; banana, wheat, yeast, with a moderate sweetness and spice. Ok, but a bit bland.
closey22 (1496) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2012 Not very unique. Nice but typical for style. Hazy gold. thin white head. Rubber aroma. A little too sweet. However, don’t you love when someone says ’however’? I like it better now. Liquor balls and rubber, eh Vancouver.
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy pour with a mild hop and lemon aroma. A spicey, bitter bready flavor. Good for style.
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from a Summpler Sampler. Nose is slighty tart and yeasty-musty with some citrus, spice, and carmel thrown in. Very lightly hazy yellow with a medium pale yellow head. Flavor is corriander, cloves, and very light tartness. AFAIC one of the better Sam Adams.
radagast83 (6781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was citrus, yeast, spice (coriander). Hint of lemon and sugar. Flavors were coriander, citrus, notes of yeast. Good, but a tad standard.
jsmerig (1450) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a straw yellow with very active carbonation. Aroma is of lemon, spice and fruit. Taste is banana sweet with a tart and spicy finish. Mouthefeel is creamy with a carbonated bite.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft at haymarket. pours hazy yellow with white head. nose has sweet honey and musty yeast, not much more aroma to it, rather simple. flavors
of sweet lemons, musty, dirty yeast profile and rather sweet finish too. Thin and flabby feel. Sorta gross actually.
wilnatp (658) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour. Light aroma. Good barley flavor. Fruity, slighlty tart.