Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. Thanks to pmoney for the share.
A: Pours a hazy yellow color with a huge dollop of white foam forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thick cap that leaves some stick lace down the glass.
S: Stone fruit and light yeasty notes with some lemony background scents. Grassy as well with a sweet malt profile.
T: Same as the nose with a tad more sweetness from the malts. Sweet bread with stone fruit and some spiced yeast. A little dry with some lemon tartness and mild dried grass.
M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Bubbly texture across the tongue with a sweet and yeasty finish.
O: Another nice saison from HF. Hits all the balances of yeast, fruit and malt.
Serving type: bottle
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
24 karat pour with a vibrant ivory cap that left significant rings of lacing as it traveled down the glass. Pungent lemon zest, tart grapefruit rind, and mild pepper accompany freshly baked buttermilk biscuits in the nose. Flavor shows the same bright citrus but also has a nice earthiness, acidity, and funk to add complexity. Refreshing and flavorful. Ample carbonation to ignite the palate. Wish I could get this locally...an every day drinker for sure!
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a good eggshell white head. Smell is bread; citrus, funky tart lemon rind and a little wet hay. Taste is tart lemon citrus, mild hops, wheat bread and overall funky tart beer. Light refreshing, highly carbonated smooth saison.
Pailhead (4368) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus, tart lemon/lime, and sweet tarts. It pours a hazy dull yellow with a one finger white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish has moderate floral notes, light lemon/lime peel, and some faint grassy bitterness. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 Bottle: mild gush, hazy pale yellow body with a soapy, quickly receding stark white head. Aroma is fresh grass, lemon zest, mild hops, a touch of farmhouse yeasty tartness. Taste is light and refreshing, zesty lemon-lime, a hint of tartness, grassy, leafy hops, a mild blanket-like yeasty funk, finishing dryness with a fading lemon and orange tartness. Smooth, refreshing, quenching saison.
PattyBat (58) - - AUG 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught in Burlington, VT. Pours a hazy yellow with decent head. Smells of citrusy lemon and earthy grass. Strong bitterness on the tongue complemented by the citrus. Light, refreshing and crisp. My girlfriend enjoyed her sip and she doesn’t even like beer. Awesome.
Experiment_Ale (439) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 at my place with group. Pours orange. Aroma is orange lemon citrus. Taste is citrus orange barnyard, a slight tart bite. Finish is quick and funky. Mouthfeel is lighter.
RichTheVillan (1954) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via international trade; Cloudy orange pour with frothy white head, floral aroma, apple taste with honey a hint of citrus powdery yeast action, minerals, satsuma, amazing stuff, this is the best saison I’ve had amazing stuff.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle atNørrebro Bryghus, June 5th. Hazy golden witha big and lasting white head. Big perfumed floral and complex spicy aroma with pepper and vanilla dominating.Dry and tart fruity flavour with lots of citrus, some spicyand some wooden notes. Drinkable, complex and very satisfying
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 750mL bottle during RBWG 2013. Golden pour with a nice off-white head, lots of lacing. Earthy, musty, a bit of phenolics in the aroma, some wood and a touch of funk, lemon, cedar, and grassiness. Not bad.