crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Initially it poured a nice clear, slightly carbonated golden color. It slowly developed an nice haze as the yeast began to stir. Had a white head that was frothy, but quickly fading. Some lace. Aroma had a mild barnyard quality to it. Some grass hops and a nice spice note. Missed the orange peel. Flavor had a little more grassy notes to it. Malts were of hay and light toast. Some spice to it. A smooth body with just the right amount of carbonation. A palate cleanser.
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2014
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
A horrible tasting beer. I could swear the bartender spilled cleaning solution into my glass. Full of chemical artificial flavor. Absolutely terrible, disgusting.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle -
Quite the refreshing saison, even for a semi-cold December afternoon. Lots of citrus, ginger and candy-malts in the aroma. Lots of fruit in the aroma, medium sweetness, a touch of yeast with a well-attenuated finish. Bright, clean and refreshing.
weark (338) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Clear golden color with a small white head, fast disappearing, no lacing - Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit, mango, passion fruits, herbal and fresh hops - Flavor is herbal, grassy, bitter bitter and bitter - medium/full body, good carbonation, bitter bitter bitter and bitter and sometimes it’s bitter, strong bitterness, dry bitter finish - too bitter
drsordr (1236) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour light lemon yellow with large white head. Nose citrus tart and light funk. Taste tart up front, very mild banana and spices mid . Light bitter finish. Sharp on the palate for mouth feel.
Kinz (3362) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clear pale yellow, decent head. Aroma is lightly spicy with a hint of citrus. Flavor is very light sweet malts with some spice notes presumably from the yeast and added ginger and grains of paradise. Refreshing, but not much going on in some ways. But not bad. Light bodied. Session saison.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice offering that will be even better when it warms up a bit :) A bright, vibrant saison. Pretty much exactly what I was expecting from them...dry yeast, tropical fruit and citrus, grassy. Nice hint of ginger. I’ll get again."
Darkmagus82 (1812) - - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-9-13-
Served on pint in a tulip glass
Appearance – The beer is served a light golden yellow color with one finger of foamy white head. The head fades slowly over time leaving a wonderful level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer Is mainly of a citrus lemon and light bready smell mixed with aromas of yeast and a bit of spice of clove and coriander. Along with these aromas are some smells of hay and a bit of a grassy smell mixing with a little bit of a pear and apple sweetness to round out the aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a light biscuit flavor mixed with some flavors of lemon citrus upfront. As the flavor advances, some light yeast tastes greet the tongue. The yeast brings some spice along with it, bringing to the tongue some flavors of clove and coriander. The taste takes on some wheat and light fruit flavors along with a light grassy and earthy flavor at the end of the taste to leave a rather light and crisp flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is very light and thin with a carbonation level that is slightly above average. The body is actually a little too thin for the brew even at its low abv., never really allowing any of the flavors time to linger on the tongue.
Overall – While it was quite light and rather crisp it was a little weak in flavor and a little too watery for a saison for my taste. Just OK.
Kvkx1 (43) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a nice fresh aroma. Slightly citric and spicy taste that is quite good. However I don’t like the finish that much, it’s too dry and dull. But it’s overall a good beer.
Block (1489) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and mediocre. Pale yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet and grassy. Flavor is equally light with grass, wheat, and some spice.
bartlebier (1960) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle, bb? merci embrouille! Clean, light, sessionable New World rendition of the style, subtly redolent with a range of spices and culinary accompaniments to Californian cuisine: tangerine, lemongrass, Sezuan pepper, clotted cream, going on indeed green tomatoes. Not getting much funk or any non-stainless steel-concocted aromas, the ¿dryhopped dryness a means to easygoing sessionability, going on maracuja bubblegum. Careless summer refreshener, - pay the field workers a Cupertino day’s ransom and send them out with a case of this?