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!
Dermi (937) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Kuikka. Hazy yellow with decent white head. Aroma: Fermented smell, yeasty smell. Notes of citrus. Taste: Med sweet, notes of acidity. Fruity flavours. Some malt. Palate: Medium body, notable carbonation. Good saison.
miyauchi38 (1031) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1084) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at KISS Cafe, served in a tulip glass. Pours bright yellow golden with medium whites head that fades quickly. Aroma is clean lightly sweet crystal malt, mild yeasty notes on the back - fresh clove, banana, and slightly tart citrus. Taste is similar - light but persistent sweetness up front; cut by a heavier clove and yeast finish. Still quite dry and clean; and easy drinking - does not seem like a 7.3% beer.
Hopmaestro (970) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is fruity esters, banana and ripe pears with a touch of citrus. Taste is light malts, citrus and mild pears and banana sweetness. Very round and smooth flavors. Slight soft spices.
kingaugusta (157) - Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy blonde with a big white head. Nose has some funk and wheat with a hint of citrus. Flavor is a balanced Belgian ale with just enough tart to move it to a saison. very drinkable.
krumbum (796) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big fruity grassy flavors. Hazy murky yellow color. Wet dirt spiced straw flavors. The flavor fades slow.
hman43 (799) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours a golden color with some hazing. It has a large, pillow head with minimal lacing. It has aromas of citrus fruit spices, a bit of floral, yeast, and a hint of lemon. It has initial citrus flavors with lemon, tart sensation after the first tastes, earthly elements, and some hints of salt. It is highly carbonated, has a light moderate feel, and a dry finish.
omhper (22306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy golden, small head. Grainy pear aroma. Mid dry with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Pears and grains, lots of marzipan. Mid bitter finish.
rondphoto (3337) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Cloudy dirty light amber color, fluffy white head, clouds of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that adds a burst of carbonation in the swallow, followed by spice and yeast on the way to a very lightly hopped finish. More a witbier than a saison, but still balanced and interesting. I like it.
TBone (14897) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Beer Hunters. Hazy yellow color, small steady color, lace. Saison yeasty, grassy aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Saison yeasty flavors, light white pepper. Banana. A bit yeasty messy and light.