jgb9348 (5010) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale, hazy golden coloured body with a large three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of grass, hay, light coriander seed and a bit of yeast, but no sugars or depth. Medium-bodied; Strong grassy flavour with not much else except from a bit of curacao and oranges and a touch of yeast. Aftertaste shows little complexity with coriander seed, fresh grass clippings and a touch of bananas - that’s it. Overall, a pretty poor saison, which is too bad, because I usually like the brewery and wish them well on 20 years, but this wasn’t too impressive at all. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Cary, North Carolina on 02-August-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on 05-April-2015.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Slighltly hazy golden with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spice, yeast, apple, bread, mild caramel. The taste is apple, spice, yeast, caramel, herbal hops. Medium bodied, lingering spice.
woodychevy (589) - - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pour at tasting room. Actually one of my favorites from these guys. Totally solid for the style if nothing spectacular. Hazy beige pour - nice white head. Has all the Belgian qualities it should- yeast, banana, clove, pepper with nice citrus and apricot hops in there as well. Super crisp. Finishes dry. Goes down almost too easily. Not overly complex, but tasty. Well done.
edgallow (2614) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of yeast, spice and malts. Taste is spice and malts.
kaser (3789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bottle at Edison in Ashville. Cloudy orange color with white head. Awesome ripe fruit, apricot and spicy nose on it. Taste is fruity and peppery. Orange and apricot mostly. Really taste saison
Enwiebe (198) - - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/7/14. Bomber. Plus a hazy orange w a light head and lacing. Mild belgium yeast nose. Light peppery mouth. Nice sessiony beer.
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merc7186 (2477) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Yeast, Pepper
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw/Amber, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Yeast, Mild Black Pepper
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
bubbleflubber (1935) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Whole Foods new market in Asheville. Pours a lightly hazed peach into the glass, with a diminutive head and no lace. Wheat, peach and hay to the nose. Flavors have apple, melon, wheat, hay and light pale malt with slightly peppering grains to finish. The light body and soft carbonation provide an easy summer quaff that is very easily drinkable. Nice hybrid saison here.
OldGrowth (2865) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, from Triangle Wine, Morrisville. filled 07/08/14. Ok aroma, sweet. Fruity yeasty. kind of honeydew and cantalope, and pepper, coriander. tad hazed golden orange color, ok head, good lace. sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet dry finish, not bad, Flavor best part for me, nice mix with the yeast and hops. not gonna satisfy a true saison person, but could be a nice summer beer if they wanted to go that route
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bubblegum and pepper in the aroma. Lively body, slight peppery burn in the finish. Nice beer.