deaconmike (377) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Clear medium amber with a foamy white head that dissipates to a persistent cap; fair amount of lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, banana and clove. Moderately sweet with a clean finish. Body is light with active carbo. Decent, but not something I’d seek out in the Saison category.
BierMeHoos (94) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark gold color. The aroma and flavor has doughy yeast, spices, clove, and tons of fruit. Kind of strange but in a good way. Not a top tier beer but pretty decent.
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-08-15. Hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma is moderate, lemony and cereally pale malt. 3+ Flavour is similar with a lightly fruity lemon character over a pale malt core. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Bottle at Campground Brewdown
gendv138 (1241) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz draft pour at Heavy Seas Alehouse in Baltimore. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, light funk. Tastes of citrus, funk, herbs, spices. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.
matthewjk (905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure about this one HS. Sure, nothing offensive about this spicy, sweet saison, but it just doesn’t do much for me. Pretty high ABV hidden well. An okay brew, but not a style in HS’s wheel house. Serving: multi 12oz bottle experience.
ROBC3366 (622) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very tasty light fruity beer with excellent aromas and a nice clean finish pretty impressive stuff
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alexsdad06 (5370) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold color with an average sized white head. The aroma and flavor has doughy yeast, spices, clove, grass, hay, light fruity notes include banana, citrus and peach, mild acidity, sweet malts, peppery spices, light bodied, crisp drinkable.
dliberto (155) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is fruity, malty, and peppery. Taste is sweet with caramel, fruit, and sugar. Crisp medium mouth feel, with medium carbonation.
574deadzone (1029) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by December 2013, so a little past its prime according to the brewer. Pours a slightly hazy orange-golden with a fair-sized khaki head that settles to a thinner ring and leaves some soapy lace. Nose involves some spicy, tart yeast with pepper and clove, a bit of green apple, plenty of hearty dough, a bit of lemon, quite zesty and invigorating. Not incredibly sweet, a bit tart, fairly bitter. Medium bodied, very soft, a bit oily, with a quick spicy and fruity finish. Fresh, I’m sure this would pop a little more on the palate, but otherwise I’m totally fine with this. Great yeast influence on the aroma and taste.
malkyore (177) - - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If I had to pick a saison I’d pick this one! This is far from my favorite beer style, but as far as saisons go, this is a great one. Very fruity, but not offputtingly thick like a lot of saisons! Pirates!! !
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. golden with small head. doesn’t seem very much like a saison, but there’s nice flavor here. sweet with malt and a bit of fruit.