Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from a local shop in Hatteras:
Aroma: The nose is light with bits of hay, green grass, yeast, clover, and honey.
Appearance: It pours a cloudy yellow gold with a rocky white head. Excellent head retention.
Taste: A nice bit of yeast and lemon upfront with a nice dustiness some honey, and a bit of Belgian style. This has a great depth of flavor.
Palate: Light to medium body with higher carbonation leading to a yeasty finish.
Overall: It has a little more body than a traditional saison, but it is still a very worthwhile brew. Definitely worth a try if you happen upon it.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Rare Beer Tasting II in Denver on September 17, 2010. Light, yellowish color with an off-white head with light-brown patches. Neat. Slow carbonation. Aroma is lightly soured, almost a little yeasty. Light, actually… very light on the palate. The little sour tartiness of the beer adds a nice twist to the style. Not being a fan of sours too much, having it attached to a lighter body makes it much more palatable.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Received in trade from Glouglouburp and split between tasting and cooking wild rice. Dark somewhat cloudy amber. Sour sweet aroma with more melon and lemon than spice or yeast. Fruity and slightly tart as advertised. A trifle thick in body. Lingering lemon and faint spice.
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 (1562) - 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 (6825) - 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 (1412) - 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 (9041) - 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.