GarrettB (1117) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
June 19th, 2013 - I have to agree with other Ratebeerians - this is less of a saison and more of a berlinerweisse, on the consumer end of things at least. In the cruel, harsh light of my iPhone’s flash bulb this beer looks almost milky, with a thick, corn flake colored opacity and a relatively thin off-white head, and smells curiously of lime. It’s not a key lime pie kind of lime, or even a freshly squeezed lime kind of smell - just like, a distressed lime. The tartness comes in the flavor, where a thin palate somehow floats an incredibly tart brew that squeezes the tongue high and dry until a crispy, dry finish of tortilla chips. The whole of the experience is like downing a tart, tangy, lime based salsa or chutney. It’s a fun brew, and one of the more interesting beers coming out of Green Flash in recent months, and would pair extremely well with food and beach settings.
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Not very saison like...more like a berliner weisse in color, feel, aroma and flavor. Tart, not quite sour, with light hay and spices coming through just a bit. Very refreshing."
rlgk (11696) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Tasting Room in San Diego. Clear pale golden beer with a small but lasting white head. Fruity tart aroma, grassy, perfume, hay, citrus, grapes, some biscuits. Sourish fruity flavor, grassy, perfume notes, floral, hay, citrus, grape fruit, tart, salty notes. Very drinkable!
Dodgrblu (639) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom during beer week, mild dankness, effervescent.
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Dexters, pours a clear light gold and a thin head, the aroma is a ton of barnyard and wet blanket, the flavor has a lot of must and dirt like notes on the front end with a tart dry finish with slight fruit touches, really kind of one note and not a great one, didn’t really enjoy this one.
bergstaden (1421) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with an off white head - Light sour and malt aroma - Light refreshing sourness with some malts as well - Short sour finish - This was good and very refreshing
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Plan 9 Alehouse - Escondido. Pours clear yellow with a light, white cream head. Light acidic lemon in the nose with hints of dry wheat. Light sweet flavor with quick lemony tang, some lemon juice, mellow acidity, light pale malt sugars and straw bitterness. Light bodied with spritzy carbonation. Very clean to finish with more restrained lemony tartness. Lovely and highly drinkable.
Ernesto987 (4071) - Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft, tastes like a berliner, lightly tart, thin body, wheat flavors, nothing really says saison, but its a great base berliner
DedicatedToFun (3304) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent saison on tap at the brewery in SD, fresh, tart, overall really enjoyed it
badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Sweet cereal grain, honey, and tart lemon aroma and taste with a strong earthy bready lacto finish. Crisp light bodied palate. Nice and refreshing brew.