pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with white head. Some subtle hops, but more of the "lemon pepper" feel. Doesn’t hold up against some of the other famous saisons, but it’s fine for an American saison.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, pours a hazy golden color with copious head. Aroma is overwhelmingly spicy as expected with high malt content, not very complex. Taste was a good mix between bitter and spicy, with more bitterness than spicyness. Palate was moderately rough and nice full body. Decent saison, good bold palate stands out.
cmonster (984) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served in a tulip. Nice hazy yellow pour with a medium sized white head. Decent lacing and retention. The nose is fragrant and farmhouse. Sweet, pink bubble gum, yeasty, and fruit. Medium sweet flavor. Lively carbonation, prickly mouthfeel, light-medium body, and a dry, pink eraser finish. A well crafted domestic saision.
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours unclear golden yellow with a thin white head. Slightly tart fruity aroma on a wheaty base, with some spicy and lemony notes. The flavor has wheaty notes and is a bit tart, with spices and a hint of lemon. Nice.
kevd193213 (877) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Copper, cloudy pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and faint barnyard funk. Sharp taste of malt and hops. Lacks the typical dry aftertaste of a saison. Nothing really stands out.
caesar (5323) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Beer Temple. Clear yellow golden color, short head. Aroma is quite hoppy, bit spicy, grassy, saison-like. Taste is more bitter, bit dry. Bit carbonated. Slight boring.
mjmcend (209) - USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is mild orange with a crisp, white, thin head. Aroma is of oranges, pear, and other fruit. Taste is of fruit & spice, with a tartness. Dry, slightly fizzy finish with a warming taste. Very good and drinkable.
jerohen (2031) - 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.