howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2009
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mostly offensive floral and vegetable aromas. Clean slightly sour flavor, ruined by the sickening aroma. I suppose some might enjoy this - I donít.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Smells of spices of cinnamon, clove, coriander, lemons, and grass. Coriander overwhelms the palate with cinnamon, clove, lemon grass. The fiinsh is rather spicey.
weihenweizen (1390) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Taste was herbal and lots of chamomile. I donít really like this one.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a tulip.
Pours a hazy yellow color with a bit of a light apricot hue. White head that doesnít persist for long. The nose is...whoa. There is a lot going on. Itís all a bit too much and I donít think everything comes together at all. I get some lemon, tea, flowers, chamomile, grass, and a bit of grain. The taste worsens this as there is a weird sort of bitterness from all these earthy, plant-like flavors. Feel is a bit astringent. In the end, I really did not enjoy this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-13-2010
MbpBugeye (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow, just wow. I was stoked to find this awful tick in my friends fridge. Bottled 11/19/10. I had this when it was fresh but I didnít review it. Also back then I didnít know anything about saisons.
A- This is a pretty dark saison. Deep amber red. Short head with slouchy lacing.
S- Weird. Butter, toffee, salt, pepper, hay and a weird funky earthiness.
T- A mish-mash of damp spices and mold. A strange butteriness comes in toe with cheese. This finish is bizarre and alarming.
M- Very, very dry. I need some water.
b33r (591) - Cleveland, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold color with small head. Aroma and flavor are pretty weak, but still have nice light hoppy and bretty notes with some faint fruitiness. Itís okay
jds170 (29) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 12 ounce bottle. Pours hazy gold with loose white head. Yeasty bread aroma with some grassy and floral notes. Thin on the palate with malt, lemon, and a weak, astringent bitterness. Not a standout - not a great example of the style.
jezmez68 (374) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2010
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I would have to agree with those who say Great Lakes make some great beers. However, I was given this beer by a friend to ensure he wasnít crazy. I assure you, he is not.
The beer is beautiful in color and produces a nice head. The initial smell I picked up was saison yeast, just a slight fruitiness. Drinking tastes like a mouthfull of mown grass. Overwhelming mown grass, and not at all in a good way. Shared the glass with two others. After 3 drinks, I poured it down the drain, something I have never done.
Iím thinking you should save those herbs for tea and pasta. Way to screw up what is probably a very nice saison.
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 Smells like a cheap French Hooker. Rarely have had bad brews from Great Lakes but Chamomile? Címon guys. Lemon balm? Sounds more like a chcikís shampoo than beer. This was the first six pack Iíve bought in years that I couldnít finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of grass and melon with odd notes of shrimp. Yes I said shrimp. Malty flavor with a taste of cut grass. Medium bodied.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A hazy golden straw color with a huge,lasting foamy white head , high level of carbonation , some jagged lacing left . Aroma of grass , lemon, and yeast esters like cloves and banana . Flavor is a mix of spices, slightly herbal, quite yeasty , lots of clove and grass flavors , nice toast on the malt if you can pick it out . Odd finish , like fresh hay with a bit of shuger , slightly dry ,medium body for the style , slightly chalky mouthfeel . Drinkable , and could be sessionable but one of these is plenty for me , not really sure why but just not what im looking for .