Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy light gold with a decent white head that retains. Aroma of wheat, coriander, lemon, ginger, pepper, slight grass. Flavor is dry with light bitterness, lightly sour. Light to medium body, slick texture, lively carb,, and clean, sweet/sour finish. Not as distinct as many saisons, but a decent brew which is refreshing and crisp.
RedSox2004 (1587) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bright golden yellow with an enormous fluffy white head and great lacing. Standard saison aromas of bubblegum, Belgian yeast, pepper, and clove. Lightly sweet, lightly hopped, a bit of tartness pokes through toward the end. Light body, brightly effervescent, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish. Extraordinarily refreshing.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice yellow color.
Unfortunately, not quite fresh. Fine easy-drinking creamy beer with fine carbonation. But I’m missing is a little more spicy notes from the yeast.
ryanscourt (1261) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice body. Fizzy mouth feel. Nice spicy start with enjoyable flavors. Doesn’t finish as nice as it starts. A little bit of an anticlimactic finish.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-01-18 - with blankboy, jercraigs & mabel - my bomber. Bubbly hazy gold with a huge lasting pillowy white head. Smells like a saison all right - floral, spicy, with a bit of tart tree fruit, quite grassy, almost berliner weiss-like with some lemon and lacto sourness as well - solid stuff. Taste is sweet, but follows, quite a bit of pear and a lot less grassiness and sourness - nice enough, but sweeter than I thought it would be based on the aroma. Fairly thick-bodied, solid carbonation, finishes quick and fruity, with a hint of dry grassiness - all in all a very nice saison and extremely easy to drink - pretty much zero alcohol presence.
Timvim (114) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Midsummer party 20140621. Aroma of citrus, pepper and a slight funkiness. Taste is spicy, oranges, grain. Very light bodied and refreshing. Could be argued that it is too bland, but I like it and consider it well worth the price.
Camons (9406) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, green apples, orangepeel, spice. Flavor is malt, yeast, little spice, sweet fruity, apples, orange, orangepeel, light spice. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 090614
borre_m (1161) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours slightly cloudy yellow. Arouma is fruity and acidic. Ppineapple and citrus. Taste is light, with pineapple.
Clownoisseur (408) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas are pungent with hops, spice and malt sweetness. Taste is similar with too much body for my tastes. Spices and heavy malt/yeast is slightly abrasive on my palate. Drinkable as a beer, yes....but if I am looking for a Saison, I will pass this one by most likely.
UXO (1314) - CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear straw gold with two fingers of foamy white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and spotty lacing. Nose is light, dominated by caramel malt, yeast with a little funk, orange peel and pepper. Taste follows suit, with an additional hint of coriander. Mouth feel is light with lasting carbonation and a building bitterness.
Not bad, but tends to the bland side. Not bland, as such, but tending that way. The malt presence is a little too dominant, and a little more citrus and pepper would be nice.