BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma doesn't have many complexities that I like in a saison, appearance is that of a saison, slightly darker. When it comes to it, this saison was very straight forward with the citrusy flavors and wasn't affraid to overshadow the subtleties in this saison with bittering hops. This one felt fine going down but not as great coming back up the next morning.
chazmcpheeney (4) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2003 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Here's the deal... Ruth doesn't have the inflated alcohol content of her kin, but she ain't doing to bad. There's a definate hoppy flavor and a great smell to this NW beer. The flavor isn't quite as rich as I want it to be, but it's still quite good.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly murky yellow appearance. Aroma of lemons, wheat, gin, and grain. Taste is even citrus, with a potato flavor mid-drink, leading to a somewhat abrasive and sour finish. Perhaps the finish can be described as wet dog mixed with weed killer... has to be the worst part of this drink. My burps taste like notebook paper.
rapkungen (19) - USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big head. Aroma very citrusy, more reminescent of a weissen. Overall flavor had a very citrus-like character to it with a slight scent of herb.
A good beer, I'll have it again
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
looks like hot cider. Apricot, peach nose. Fruity like biteing into a peach.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy golden straw body, lots of carbonation. Thick, dense, white head. Yeasty and citrucy in the nose. Nice and light, I swear a saison is a perfect breakfast beer! Clean, dry and lively. citrucy notes fade into a dry crackery malt presence with the yeast hanging around at all times. Refreshing and tasty
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large bubbly head. A mix between yellow and gold in color due to the sediment that creates a haze in the beer. Some grapefruit and maybe some apples in the aroma. A sweet raspberry cobbler at first when it is colder that bleeds into an almost sour taste leaving my palate somewhat confused.
beerbastard (630) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy pale yellow, big white frothy head that thinned down as I started to drink. A candy sourness rose up from the glass. I tasted sweet and sour apple, almost cidery. A soft but full mouthfeel to it. It had a refreshing dry finish. What is nice about this is that it is fresher than the imported Saisons.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden hazy yellow color, with a thin white head.
a nice hoppy and yeasty ale with a light yet complex flavor of lemon, cloves and an unidentifyable funkiness.
a nice saison and a good session beverage
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very cloudy & hazy yellow appearance, full & rich white head that laced around the glass, sweet & citrusy aroma, decent mouthfeel, ok as far as drinkability, I'm not a huge fan of saisons but I thought I'd give it a try because I've heard great things about this brewery, lots of different hints of flavors including citrus, grains, sweet maltiness, decent saison beer