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!
Brandon1989 (252) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer pours a hazy whitish-yellow color with a small white bubbly head that dissipated very quickly even with an aggressive pour. The aroma biscuit and pineapple. The beer has a rather tropical aroma to it. The pineapple is picked up in the flavor yet stronger in the aroma. The taste also has some bready yeast flavor to it and some very slight spices to it but not much. Worth a try!
HuskerTan (563) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Lemons, wheat, slight funk, subtle spice.
A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Wheat, lemons, funk, subtle spice.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly funky finish.
O Seemed more along the lines of a wheat ale than a farmhouse. Not much spice and just a little funk that sets it apart from anything different. Just needed a lot more depth to this one. Refreshing though.
reberiii (360) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notes of cheese and wine on the nose. Slightly cloudy golden pour. Effervescence is strong. Nice Belgian yeast esters, easy to drink.
FunkyF (151) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tapp på BottleRock LA. Gul med vitt skum. Syrlig doft med inslag av ananas. Tropiska syrliga smaker. Kort eftersmak.
UrbanCaveman (73) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at TCB in Iowa City, served in a pint glass.
A: A cloudy, hazy gold beer, which had no head to speak of when it arrived. Lacing was minimal as well.
S: Smelled as a wheat beer using Belgian yeast might, along with a metallic sour note.
T: The taste followed the smell rather closely: a solid wheat beer laden with Belgian-esque yeast and a citric-metallic sourness. The taste opened with lemon and wheat, with the sour flavors developing through the middle and lingering on the finish.
M: Verging on medium-bodied, with lovely carbonation.
O: Not a bad saison. Would drink again.
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale gold pour with a 1 finger, soapy to creamy off white head. Aroma is big cereal and bready yeast right away, some stone fruit, dishwater wheaty notes, and some floral, perfumey hops. Flavor is big on doughy bready yeast, some cereal, dishwater wheat, oily grain, floury wheat, honey, a little booziness and floral hops. Medium body, oily feel, light, sharp carbonation. Pretty average Saison that’s way too strong, kinda messy and boozy, but still decent.
boozedude (1970) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle into glass shared with hakes dr, club w// sundday dinner, pours golden clear, thin white head, aroms is crisp fruit, taste is malty meh, don’t care of it,
beastmaster (331) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at great divide. Cloudy yellow. White head. Funk aroma, sweet, apple ish. Great farmhouse sour flavor. Earth, hay, and straw.
elbernays (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from whole foods naples florida. Pours cloudy yellow. White head dissipates. Bread, yeast, peppery, citrus. Flavour is sweet bread, yeast, banana. Lots of bubbles. Nice saison on a hot day.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle -
Aroma - Lemonheads, soft yeast, and herbaceous hops
Appearance - hazy yellow body, 3-finger white head, no retention, light lacing
Mouthfeel - light bodied, light/medium carbonation
Flavor - light bitterness, some yeast flavors, lightly citric, and apple juice
Overall - easy to drink, drinks lighter than a 7%’er. Almost pilsner’ish.