bartlebier (2491) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 16oz bottle from Ridgview Liquor, Green Bay/WI 08/2013, emptied midway up to the UP (from on the road notes). Test-tube Dupont, slightly metallic. Still comparatively easy drinking, given any character is on the horizon at best, but tastes mainly like laboratory funk injected into an undefined straw pale ale. There is some white pepper, grassy hops and strawy malt character but overall: A convincing, truly slow-grown organic Saison remains a thing of beauty and seems to be one of the styles beyond many US breweries’ grasp/range/interests/palates?
Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy orange-yellow with a short, off-white head.
Sweet fruit, barnyard aroma.
Taste is lemony, fruity, slightly yeasty, with a mild, spicy/bitter peppering.
Chudwick (2388) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint bottle - nose is floral and a bit like a head shop, but maybe soapy. Spicy like incense stick ash. Citrus aftertaste. Slightly sweet and a little tart. Short finish. Light-ish body.
Nuffield (3772) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Indescript yellow color, somewhat darker than the norm. Some fruit appears in the front, giving way to a few grassier notes and some pepper, before fading to a quick finish. O.k., drinkable, but not distinctive. (on tap, The Stone Tap, Hudson, WI)
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sidewalk vendor into plastic cup. Pale yellow a little cloudy minimal head. Awfully thin taste........ watery somewhat PBRish. Could not recommend.
grilltrain (1) - - OCT 21, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was satisfied with this saison. Paired well with my sweet glazed pork for dinner.
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. I like the look of the label for whatever reason. Snifter at home. Pours a nice golden light amber with a thin white head. Nose is citrus, spices and earth. The taste fell slightly flat after the nose but overall not bad. Light notes of citrus (lemon and apples) with mild spices and kind of an arugula greens taste. Dry, crisp finish. Medium to heavy carbonation. Not bad, but not memorable either.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours sparkling amber with a creamy off-white head that could’ve stuck around for a bit longer. Medium intensity musty yeast aroma. Nice flavor... not as yeasty as other saisons I’ve had, but bright citrus and coriander notes make it easy to drink. I didn’t have the highest of expectations from this, but was pleasantly surprised.
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Smells of malt and yeast. Tastes of the same with a very slight bitterness. Very good.
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notalush (5279) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One pint bottle - pours a burnished copper with some very fine suspended particles - pour has some initial fizzy carbonation, but the beer very quickly becomes nearly still - no bubbles, no head - nose is quite sweet - strong tropical fruitiness - strong bubblegum esters - strong spiciness - the beer feels nearly flat in the mouth - quite sweet - flavors of apricot, bubblegum, mildly husky grains - strong bitterness and spices arrive late, washing away the sweetness - however, the finish then becomes overly bitter and far too spicy - also feels far too slick and heavy in the mouth for the style - messy.