NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Harriet. Pours a bit hazy, golden yellow appearance with a white head. Fairly spicy, floral, somewhat soapy, light lemon aroma. Somewhat bitter, zesty yeasty, lemon, soapy flavor. Decent drinking but a bit disappointing.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours copper/gold with a lasting, sustained white head. Smells of dough, dry malt, floral, light spicy hints, earthy. Tastes of tea, grassy, some resiny notes, spicy, floral with a sage like finish.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Blue Nile. Slightly hazy deep yellow pour with a small white head. Bubblegum, clove, and pepper aroma. Good carbonation.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from growler supplied by BDR. Pours a semi-clear golden pale amber colored brew with a short lived off-white head that dissipates to a thin film top and thin white ring. Aroma of Belgian yeast, some golden grain malt, a hint of biscuit and some Amarillo hop character. Taste is slightly sweet, with flavors of Belgian yeast, light tropical fruit and a hint of banana. Finish is semi-sweet with a light fruity aftertaste followed by some mild Belgian yeast. Closer to a Belgian Ale in character than a farmhouse saison.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belgian yeast aroma. There is not much of a saison character, but more of a Belgian ale. Gold color, heavily carbonated. Very light floral quality. Good flavor, but I would like more complexity.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Harriet’s newest is a Belgian-style saison/ farmhouse ale, named after the French word for "wet nurse." You should see the painting Jesse was doing for the label. A wise move not to make posters of that one. They have to be brown-bagged. Anyway, I’m liking it lots. Had a bunch at the brewery over the past few weeks, here’s my notes from a growler just the other day.
Harriet Saison Nourrice
Clear, golden hued, enormous snowy-white head. Beautiful.
Aroma: delightful spice hits first, small sweetness, a little fruit, some apricot and orange. Enticing. Mmmm. Citrus and spice, brilliantly balanced.
Taste: Lightly hoppy, juicy, fruity malt. Excellent consumability. Fruitaciousness (new word! Enjoy it!) bounces up and down on the palate, swims around the mouth, doing what? Spreading deliciousness.
Gets dry, bitterness remains and keeps up with malt, astounding balance. Yes, astounding. This beats most, if not all, locally produced saisons. I mean that, without naming names.
Mmm, mmm, mmmmm.
DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Hazy dark yellow pour, plenty of carbonation and a nice sweet belgian dubbel aroma. Flavor was light malt, sweet spices and very refreshing. Paired well with food at a summer BBQ tonight, looking forward to picking up more of this.
Trev (1822) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy gold/straw colour
aroma is fruity, citrusy, bready and light clove spice.
A lot like their weizen I thought. With more spice though.
Flavour is bready malt, floral hop and pale fruit, spices like sage and corriander. Yeaty finish.
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with an awesome belgian aroma. Taste is malt, some spices, little banana. One of their better beers in my opinion.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Semi hazy straw color with a small pillowy white head. Aroma is over ripened bananas, coriander, and orange. Taste is slightly dusty, coriander, orange, and some sweet bread/wheat. Slight white pepper in the finish. Lighter body. My favorite Harriet offering so far.