jerohen (1975) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Clear golden colored, white head. Spicy nose. Spicy flavor, saison-like, some hops. Bitter finish, which later on becomes more sweet and cloying. Starts great, like a good Saison, but the cloying finish really spoils the fun in the end.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This may be my favorite Saison. Not a very aromatic beer. It pours with a medium, white head. The flavor is a mix of straw grasses and lemon. But I like the yeast impact more than French/Belgian strains in the Farmhouse ales.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2010 Poured a nearly opaque cloudy straw with a small white head. Aroma: strong banana & sour yeast, spice, fruits, notes of lemon zest, a little sweet. Taste: lots of spice, banana, citrus, yeast, wheat, fruits. Overall a good Saison: good body, decent balance, nice finish, medium carbonation.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a light straw yellow color with a medium white head. Aroma was of citrus, banana, wheat, clove, some floral hops. Flavor closely followed aroma, plus some tartness and a mild yeastiness. Light and refreshing.
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale orange with fair, creamy white head / Steely, restrained, nose of banana, orange, and resin / Medium body, moderately sour, malty, with decent, slightly bitter, finish / Flavors of banana, cream, lemon, grass, resin, and white pepper / Needs more hopping - on the fat side.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Humpys. Pours hazy yellow with a dense white head. Aroma of lemon pudding, coriander and wheat. Flavor of sour yeast, lots of spices and some light wheat in the finish. Medium body with a slightly low carbonation for the style and a semi dry mouth feel. Overall a nice beer with lots of flavor but the low carbonation and mouth feel hold this back for me.
BritAlesRule (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pale yellow. Aroma seemed slightly ’off’’ on initial pour. Tangy sour citrus fruit, some grass and spices in the nose. Medium light palate. Bubbly and tangy. Spicy and mildly tart citrus taste. Finish is abrupt, lacking the peppery dryness of a great Saison. Eh.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Beertemple. Yellow colored brew. Sour, grassy aroma. Flavor is a bit sour too, some fruits, barn, tart, some hop. Light.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazy gold, big fluffy white head with nice lacing. Nose is bready malt, some yeasty fruits (orange, white grapes, unripe plums), some candied citrus - a bit sweet. Flavor is bready malt, yeast, alcohol, some spices (pepper, coriander, lemongrass). Long sweet malty finish. could really stand to be better attenuated - not bad, but not something I would want more than 1, maybe 2 bottles of.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is yeast and tart with a hint of breadiness. Flavor is nicely tart. Not mouth puckering by any stretch, but tart enough to make you notice. The tartness is nicely balanced by a great spicy character and just a touch of farmhouse funk. very nice beer.