glennmastrange (2530) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Moderate hay and straw for the malt, moderate grass for the hops, soap and sweat for the yeast, with wood and faint unripe pear in the background. Head is huge, frothy, white with good lacing and is fully lasting. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic, then finishes moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter and a touch sour. Palate is completely wiped out by the overly fizzy carbonation. A fairly good smelling saison, but the flavor is a bit out of balance and the carbonation is rediculous
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a medium density clear rusty gold body with rising effervescence and a huge rocky bright white head. Aroma of wet bread, spice, wheat, rotting citrus, apples. Flavor is more grain with light white pepper, some lemon zest and white grape skins. Body is way to big and bubbly, average duration on the aftertaste. Meh.
Clarkdvm (346) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Smells like cleaner. Tastes like lemon wheat lager. Bit more bitter than expected
Ernest (7030) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head is initially enormous, frothy/creamy, rocky, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy light to medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of coriander, orange peel, gum, candy sugar. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
What a relief this isn’t infected...gentle pours fill the entire glass with foam, even though it doesn’t gush out of the bottle at all when the cap is removed (Orval and Rayon Vert and that one batch of Moa Imperial Stout are that way too, but this is even more foamy than those). Meringue-like head reminds me of De Dolle Brouwers beers when they’re really on. The beer is nice otherwise, but the spices are too obnoxious for this to be a true saison (at first whiff I laughed to myself, thinking it smelled more like a witbier than anything). But based on this sample, even though this totally misses the mark for the style, it’s clean and pleasant, and I think there could be some potential with this brewer...would like to try other things from them.
N3lson1 (705) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank out of a bottle poured into a pint glass for a sampler, to compare a homebrew saison to this. Homebrew was better. Pours a nice clear yellow color with lots, lots of white head. Has a sour aroma too it. Not a verygood saison
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy bright orange from bottle at Fahlstroms. White fluffy head. Nose is vanilla, tropical, and oranges. Taste is sweet, very tropical fruity, tangy, full flavor. Not bad at all
beerguy47 (1) - - SEP 29, 2015 does not count
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Undrinkable, very gassy. Actually foams up in your mouth to the point of being a choke hazard. Can’t believe anyone drinks this stuff.
miyauchi38 (1031) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Opaque with white head. Yeasty and fruit aroma. Fruit and yeast flavor.
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TXBadger (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy/hazy golden color with white head. Raw wheat, spice, slight citrus notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little spice and bready note.