bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of lemon peel, grass, herbs, and florals. Flavor of herbs, grass, lemon, florals, yeast, pear, and biscuit with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, thanks nimbleprop. Lightly hazed straw body atop large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, yeasty, light lemon peel. Taste is medium sweet, orange, straw, some yeast/spicy. Light-medium body, some effervescence.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to GT. Cloudy pale straw pour with a white head. Lemony aroma, some white pepper, coriander, and orange. Doughy malt, biscuit, and cracker. Notes of pear and banana, too. Maybe a bit of sulfur? Kind of pedestrian. Flavors of lemon and orange peel, pepper, coriander, and pear. Has more of a witbier character than saison. Dough, biscuit, and cracker malt notes. Just okay.
Leighton (8753) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at the Funky 6. Pours cloudy gold with a moderate, white head. Lemon zest aroma with notes of Belgian yeast and bready malts. Nice citrus, bread and honey sweetness, with some light earthy bitterness. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Dry finish, with further lemon and cereal. Very nice.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear yellow with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of white wine, citrus, straw, pear, light tropical fruitr and light oak. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of white wine, oak, straw, citrus, pear and spice with a smooth dry lingering citrus finish.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (Dregs)... RBWG 2013… Pours murky and nearly white with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. Herbs, flora and bread dough construct this beer’s bouquet. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor presents an excellent balance of malt, hops and acidity, but it’s quite restrained. Finishes tangy and a touch dry. Too phenolic for my liking.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear gold pour, white head. Crisp aroma, guava, saison yeast, wheat, soft spice notes. Flavor is a wonderful mix of saison notes and wheat. Lightly herbaceous hops, orange peel, wow. Just wow.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to beerdweeb. Pours with a hazy yellow hued body with a retentive white head and great lace. Aromas are funky and floral phenolics, dry apple and pear esters, spicy, herbal. Restrained and elegant. Medium malt character. Flavors are lively and tart on the palate. Hugely lemony, spicy, phenolics. Dry, sour and herbal. Lively carbonation, medium acidity. Hugely drinkable.
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! I think this was courtesy of knownfactor on BA. Thanks! Fairly clear, golden appearance with an off white head. Very floral, spicy earthy, tangy fruity, dry, citrusy aroma. Tangy fruity, pear, lemon citrusy, super floral, lightly tart flavor. I enjoyed Flora quite a bit more but this was fun to drink.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This rural quencher is imbued with an amazing bready wheat and yeast combo on which soar pear esters and spicy hops, sculpting a complex session ale with citrusy edges.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam laces atop the hazy yellowish beige.
-The aroma on this one is redolent of a farmhouse Saison. Great yeast profile!
-This is not your typical Witbier at all; don’t expect any of the usual coriander seed and orange peel notes here.
-The soft effervescence made this even more drinkable.
-The spicy hop bitterness was levelled with the rest of the brew’s eloquent intensity.
On tap at Blackback Pub, in Waterbury, VT.