BBB63 (6393) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle either 2010 or 2011 and served in a Half Acre snifter: pours a clean golden hue with a fizzy head and okay lace. This is what happens when you dig around your "cellar" and find a Saison that you had no idea you had and had no intention of aging. Good news is that it is still quite drinkable even if the lemon has likely faded as has any pronounced hop profile. Nice whisper-y pale grain and flowery character along with a dash of yeast spices. No noticeable aging effects like cardboard nor band-aid. Actually it is more than just drinkable, it is pretty damn tasty.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Moll for sharing. Dry and fairly grain heavy. Little bit of citrus and floral character. Dry. Pretty boring. Bit too much body.
alexsdad06 (6698) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Bunker. Pours a hazy light golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is citrus, lightly floral with sweet applesauce and hints of tropical fruit. The flavor has more sweet applesauce and citrus, light herbal and spice notes, light yeast and a touch of hay. Interesting take on the style.
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Bunker. Poured a hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruity citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet yeast citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
b3shine (6376) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks Bunker). Looks fine; blonde with low carbonation and thin lacing. Smells like applesauce. Tastes like a saison with an okay mouthfeel. Decent.
cbfobes (2653) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by TheAlum in the GTMW ticket line, thanks Adam! Pours an unclear straw yellow with a soapy white head, the aroma has a good amount of citrus and tropical fruit, the flavor has a yeasty front end with some fruit and barnyard in the finish, really refreshing overall, good stuff.
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by TheAlum in the GTMW ticket line...thanks Adam! - Pours light hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is honey and tropical fruit, with sweet agave nectar. Drier taste, with apple juice, white grape, honey and a mineral and yeast finish. Smooth and lightly slick in the mouth.Was a great change of pace from some big beers in the tasting.
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split bomber with sherm1016...been in the beer closet a long time but still with nice nose color and taste...nose is floral with bubble gum in there...goes down way too easy
sherm1016 (1233) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, shared by dwm1034. Thanks! Pours a hazy, bright yellow color with a big white head and some lacing. Aroma is citrus, lemon, Belgian yeast spicyness, bread. A little light on the palate with soft, smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bread, a little yeast, a little clove, with a light, sweet finish. A very easy-drinking saison.
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber into a Lost Abbey glas...First beer of the day at our Sunday tasting at Seans. Perfect weather outside, a perfect beer to start the day with, easy to drink above average abv session. Big time thrist quencer, crisp drinker...A light gold with light carbonation, decent enough looking...ARoma is light lemon, citrus, light hops, not at all a typical belgian saison, not funk or floral hoppiness. Easy to drink and tasty light lemon on the front, crisp hop finish.
A well done saison better out of the bottle than on tap tap, well worth getting on a nice summer day.