BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my big ole Karmeliet glass: Chilled hazed golden hue with a fluffy white head and clinging lace. The aroma has notes of wheat husks, pale biscuity malts, dusty yeast, lemon, pear, slight herbal hop and musty cellar. The taste is mildly tart and wheaty with a yeast driven background along with some mild pepper and mint. The mouth feel is lively (perhaps a tad too much) and refreshing where as the alcohol is dangerously well hidden till the aftertaste. This is the second attempt to rate this beer as I drank the first bottle so quickly I forgot to take notes, so I guess you could say I like this brew, huh.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with a white head. Nice lemongrass, dusty pale malt , peppercorn aromas. Medium body. Good semi dry cereal grain flavors, with lightly sweet fruit, black pepper dry spices.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow.
Nose is bright lemon and earthy yeast.
Taste is watery, the yeast lacks any personality that i’d want from a saison, thin, citrusy, overly citric, a tad bland.
Edmoe (236) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw yellow with a modest white head. Tart, citrus aroma with a touch of rice. Crisp, refreshing taste. Some tartness without being over bearing. Slightly fizzy. Clean finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
jsquire (3297) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Ft. Wayne tasting. Hazy yellow color with a white, fizzy head. Light, spicey nose. Very spicey flavor, with clove, tangerine and oragne rind, some soap and banana. Dry finish. Easy to drink saison.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours hazy yellow and smells of malt, fruit, yeast, and a touch of the barnyard. The taste is sweet, tart, and slightly funky. It has a medium body and a dry, somewhat hoppy finish. Good brew.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a yellow color with a white head. The aroma was citrus, yeast, banana, and grass. The flavor was earthy, grassy, lemons, malts and spice. Overall, a tasty saison.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a glowing pale yellow with a bright white head. Like funk on the nose as well as some citrus peel and banana, maybe a bit of baking spice in there as well. Faint spice in the flavor with some bright lemony characteristics, some corn on the back end. This brew definitely grew on me as it warmed.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bomber - pale, straw gold with fluffy white head fading quickly; pilsner malt, mild yeast and lemons; stale, grainy, lemons with very minor spice or yeast flavors; incredibly basic and uninteresting; IMO GD has been pumping out way too many new styles lately
thedm (4866) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a hazy typically carbonated yellow-white colored body. The complex aroma was floral malty and farmhouse. The semi-thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of a malt backing and soft floral hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again. very nicely done!