brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour on this one is a hazy golden color with a very large white head.
S: Wasn’t sure what this was at first, but it definitely makes itself known as a Saison. Lots of spicy phenols, especially pepper, and plenty of fruit notes. A nice pear and apple aroma and a bit of straw and grass.
T: The flavor profile is very similar to the aroma. Lots of pepper, straw, grass, and yeast notes. The fruit character is a bit more on the sweet side with a touch of apple juice to go along with the lemon zest and pear flavors.
M: On the lighter side of medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.
O: This was a nice Saison, and good on a hot day, but not an amazing beer.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, lemon zest, grass, and horse blanket. Flavor of florals, herbs, vanilla, brett baked apple, subtle wood, and grass with a dry finish.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Tasting Room in San Diego. Hazy yellow/apricot color, with a small white head. Fruity vinous aroma, hay, grapes, sourish, woody notes. Sourish citrus and grapes flavor, woody, white wine, grapes, red apples, tart, yeasty, some peach. Very nice sourish beer.
bhensonb (11908) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ken at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours golden orange (or orange gold) with a very slight white head. Aroma is mixed malt and brett. Med minus body. Flavor is like oaky white wine mixed with brett. And some earthiness. It is tart/sour. Barnyard. They got this one just excellent!
JorisPPattyn (8200) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, announced as 5.2% ABV Pale golden beer with small white rim and lasting lace. Apple, faint grain nose. More apple, making it really cidery; lightly sweet, but with a fine bitter edge. Medium bodied at best, long lasting flavours. Frankly more cider than beer.
mcberko (8062) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Belmont Station Bier Cafe, pours a cloudy pale golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of ginger, Belgian yeast, some vinous notes, and a little funk. Flavour brings out loads of pepper, followed by ginger, light vinous notes, and light tartness. Quite dry and fairly vinous. Nothing special but solid.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sourfest. Pours with a hazed golden body with a large and lasting white head. Great lace. Aromas are of funk, saison phenols, brett, grass (hops?), straw, delicate malt profile. Flavors are a little bit watery, but understandable at the ABV. Funk, light white wine, straw, hay, brett, earth. Dry, lively bubbles, light bodied. Very drinkable. I could drink a lot of this!
I really enjoyed this one.
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flanny’s in Tempe during the tap takeover. It pours with a totally opaque deep pale gold body with copper hues and supports a . . . well, nearly no head at all. The aroma offers up faint soft apple and vinegar and then some saison yeasty spices, faint red wine notes and a fainter still Brett like funkiness. The taste is pretty darn smooth with a mix of malts, soft vinegar and sweet red apple notes rolling into saison yeastiness and mild Brett tartness and funk around the edges.
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Spice and yeast aroma. Light tart and spice flavor with yeast and light malt. Medium bodied. light tart and yeast lingers with light spice and light malt.
marcus (7085) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours cloudy golden with a tiny off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a tangy light malt flavor with a nice yeast presence and an oak finish. Very refreshing.