fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wow, is there anything Great Divide cant do? this one is tangy with lemon and sour apples, yeasty of cornbread, with a mild black pepper on the back of the throat. nicely balanced, refreshing. very nice.
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Great Divide. Cloudy, light yellow-orange appearance with white. Yeasty, lemon citrusy, Belgian ale nose that’s a touch spicy. Lemon citrusy, fairly yeasty, lightly tart flavor initially followed by a mildly hoppy, bready taste. Yeasty, bready finish. Lemon yeasty aftertaste.
Camons (9827) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Great Divide tap room. Pours light hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, apples, grass, flowers. Taste is Belgian yeast, apples, honey, peach, grassy hops, light pine. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good and refreshing saison. 130311
blutt59 (6472) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, cloudy golden pour with white foam ring, yeasty grassy aroma, flavor is a little husky , candy corn, tortilla chips, yeast, sweet finish
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with fizzy white head. Aroma of lemon, sour wheat, spices. Taste is at first sweet wheat, quite sweet almost like a hoegaarden, which gives way to a finish that is fruity and citrusy, with moderate spicing throughout. Honestly I was overall a little disappointed by this beer, but what do you expect for an American made saison that is only $9.99 a 6 pack. Great Divide has always impressed me with all their styles except their belgians. This one I find would more accurately be described as a normal witbier than a saison. But ultimately there is nothing really wrong with this beer, and I am not upset to be drinking.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color, decent white head. Lots of horse blanket and barnyard yeast aromas with some fruitiness. Some citrus and pepper flavors with more the fruitiness I got on the nose. Not bad.
noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle at Euclid Hall into a white wine glass.
A: Pours a very pretty creamy golden straw with just a touch of haze. The head is stark white but settles quickly over the beer, fantastic lacing.
S: Wilde yeast meets biscuity malts and rounded out by tart tropical fruit and lemon yest. Funk is apparent but balanced by the citrus notes and earthy grassy aromas.
T: Tart and mouth watering. Lemon is the dominate fruit but so is the wild Belgian yeast. Funky notes dance with tart tropical citrus and balanced by earthy grass and terroir. Finish is very long, quite pretty, and dry inviting you to taste over and over.
M: Light to medium bodied with fantastic carbonation. Coats the palate lightly and evenly from front to back with a clean dry finish.
D: This is a fantastic interpretation of a Belgian Farmhouse or Saison style. The Belgian yeast is perfect funk to the malt and the mild hops. Clean and crisp with tart citrus fruits, terroir, and medicinal flavors. Love the dry lingering finish. Perfect beer for a hot summer day or just sitting on the porch.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a crystal clear dark piss yellow with long-lasting white foam. Smells yeasty with hints of wheat. Tastes lightly peppered with hints of coriander and wheat.
ttutony (840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden color with a fluffy white head. Grainy aroma, a touch of a yeasty spice. Decent tanginess on the palate with a bit of hop bitterness and more of the grainy malt flavors. I like saisons; this one was not one of my favorites.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May I be so bold to say that this is one of the finer Saison’s made by an American brewer that does not specialize in them. Very, very nice indeed.