ericdevin (577) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via Joe. Pours a golden orange, lots of white head. Aroma pear, stone fruit, apricot, body positively dances. Finish more fresh apricot, vinous. Lovely.
ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle, 2/21/14
Aroma: The nose has some citrus rind, plenty of spice, and lots of yeast
Appearance: It pours a murky golden-orange color with a large, frothy, white head
Flavor: The taste is mildly sweet, fruity, with a medium-plus spice, and a yeasty finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, smooth, creamy, easy to drink, and with a clean, dry finish
This one isn’t top-of-style, but it is smooth and easy drinking with a nice mix of citrus, spice, and yeast flavors. I don’t have any complaints. Another worthwhile offering from the 100 Barrel Series.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Premiere. This wasn’t getting the love from others but it grew on me, and was getting the spice, the heat at the end of the bomber. Spot on.
TheHopster (723) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Hazy-golden complexion. Volcanic type eruption over glass from poured bottle. Aroma is floral, clove, spice and yeast. Flavor is traditional Saison with lots of Belgian yeast with sour notes and some lemon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Harpoon brewery in Boston. Poured a hazy pale gold with a smallish white head. Aroma and flavor were yeasty, earthy; light clove, coriander, and peppercorn; some citrus, particularly grapefruit. Low sweetness and bitterness. Perfect mouthfeel: light creaminess played well against a gentle spritziness. Great beer.
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge 4+ finger head. Slowly recedes with plenty of lumps and rocky-ness. A dome forms when I replenish the glass. The most lumpy lace I’ve ever experienced. Wow. The broth is golden and reasonably clear.
Smells of fresh cream and floral hops. Could be a cream ale. There’s no sourness to the nose.
The flavor is closer to the style: a bit more sour, a good dose of bittering hop and an elevated carbonation level. Aftertaste is short with a good pepper kick.
VTHopHead (1492) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at the Harpoon Windsor brewery. Got to talk with one of the brewers (Ethan) that contributed his version of Saison that got blended into the mix that is Saison Various (four brews, four different brewers)... quite good...
pete4999 (962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a TON of foamy head. Very citrusy and slightly flowery in both the small and taste. Sharp with the citrus notes but has a little bit of the light ethereal flowery sweetness. Nice beer.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear, yellow color without much of a head to speak of. Aroma has some notes of light pepper, some notes. Flavor was spicy yeast notes. Okay.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Iron Horse. Pours a clear gold with some creamy white head. Nose has a lot of spice, bubblegum, clove, some candy. Flavor is sweet, lots of yeasty esters, no real hop to speak of. Sweet finish.