Aurelius (4709) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Worthless label, soviet bloc europint bottle. Hazy oak gold, lacy short white head. Malty, hoppy, tannic, slightly funky lemon cake aroma. A little chemical-phenolic, fairly acidic, lightly sweet, kumquat pith bitterness - interesting. Medium to slightly light body. When I see the word "saison" it evokes the notion of a middle-aged housewife who’s let herself go, but who could look a lot better -- saison, to me, means that you’re too lazy to make a beer correctly and are willing to have it show up in curlers. Whole Foods, Tallahassee.
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Light zippy, some pepper and citrus. Typical higher-gravity american saison.
ElGaucho (2319) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at heartland. Somewhat faint aroma. Muddy yellowish orange body. Really attractive. Nice, fruity saison with a hint of funk. Really enjoyable brew.
bartlebier (2746) - 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 (5078) - 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 (2498) - 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 (3899) - 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 (1400) - 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.