bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle at a buddy’s house, so I don’t know how old it was. This raised a substantial head, in keeping with the style, but tends a bit too much toward herbal fruitiness for my taste. Notes of lavender and rosewater dominated the nose and palate. These flavors overpower the earthiness of the yeast, which is normally my favorite quality of a saison. Drinkable, but by no means an exemplar of the style.
MaBeer1972 (1474) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy light yellow brew with white head and nice carbonation. Aroma of tart citrus and bread-fruit. Flavor and body reminds me of a good Belgian Wit with a little more "oomph", good citrus and spice flavors. The yeast really comes through with this one. Not bad at all.
Radek Kliber (6700) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma : salty sweet front , like a hay in barn. Slightly herbal at finish with hint of tartness.6+
Appearance: murky amber gold with initial large crown. Pleasant appearance yet short lived. 3+
Flavour and Palate: medium bodied. String influence of wheat , citrus with hint of yeast , dry carbonated tartness on sides with some of alcohol finishing. More of weizenbock than farmhouse ale. Please note that I don’t exclude noticeable funk element but to me it was secondary. Quiet dry at finish.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky blonde with some sediment and a moderate, foamy white head. Nose is a pleasant mixture of fruity malt, belgian yeast, alcohol, and floral hops. Flavor is a little more subdued than the nose, with a little more alcohol to it. Mouthful is big and well carbonated. Backside is somewhat tangy and bittersweet. Good stuff.
SanfordBrewer (1411) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy gold, white head, very effervescent, high co2.
fruity, musty, spicy, lots of pale malts, cheesy hops.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-08-21. Lightly hazy golden yellow body with a nice foamy white head. 3+ Flavour is mild, lightly yeasty with some estery accents, dry light alcohol presence. 6+ Dry floral notes linger into the aftertaste. Aroma is dry, floral hop character and light alcohol. Smooth average plus palate. Decent, shows potential. I am not sure if a longer more contemplative visit with this would make me like it more, or less. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Shared by DuctTape
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not some weak version of a saison. Strong and very Belgian in style. Pretty light on color but packs a flavor wallop.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden pour, white head which quickly dissipated. Bready malts, lemongrass, some malts, and slightly sweet finish. Very refreshing, I could drink a 6 pack of this.
JohnnyJ (4951) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone 14th Anniversary. Hazy golden pour, white head. Bready malt, lemon, some hay, and slightly sweet. Decent, but not great saison.
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from a Great Divide variety pack. I will be honest here... I was a bit skeptical of a US born saison but I am happy to say that this was very enjoyable. I had this on a hot summer day while grilling outside with my family. Pours a hazy golden color with yeast floating through the beer and has a huge white bubbly head. The aroma was very pleasant for a hot summer day... it consisted of some fresh yeast, possibly some coriander, and some very light citrus fruits. The taste had some form of fruit tartness to it (possibly cherry) with some nice hints of a Belgian ale. Overall, a very enjoyable brew on a hot day. Great Divide impresses me again!