Vorlauf (4) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a bottle into a pint glass; pours a deep white lacy head with strong carbonation. A complex ale with lemony, phenolic nose and pepper feeling finish. Good blend of spices with Belgian yeast flavor characteristics. A cool feeling beer to have such a high ABV. A good spring offering that would work all summer.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on draught at the Hinterland brewery.brewpub in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden pale saison with a creamy off-white head that has some excellent retention and lacing, Aroma of light yeast, golden grain malt, a hint of Ivory soap and herbal spices. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of yeast, white pepper, golden grain malt and plenty of herbal spices. Finish continues the spicy aftertaste, medium bite bitterness that quickly disappears and leaves behind more spice aftertaste. This is one solid farmhouse saison.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled the cherry version of this at Casanovas. Light, fruity, easy drinking. Very pleasant ale.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Particulate laden golden yellow with a large slowly dissipating tan topper. Aroma is grassy and spicy with yeast, pepper, citrus, lemon, bready malt and faintly skunked hops. Taste is citrusy with orange, yeast, bready malt, white pepper, mild sugar and finishes up a touch sweeter than most saisons. Better than most saisons too.
ElGaucho (2236) - 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.
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet malt, herbs and pepper. Malty flavor with a nice herbal character before a dry finish. Nice saison.
Pailhead (5058) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of floral notes, lemon grass, yeast, and a hint of banana. It pours a hazy gold with lots of sediment and a small white head that quickly fades to a film. The flavor starts with citrus and banana. The finish has some lemon grass, pepper, and faint herbal notes. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall, too sweet for a saison, but still pretty tasty.
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a slightly cloudy, tarnished gold in color with a one finger bright white, soapy head. The nose is impressive right off the bat. It features a lot of lemon rhind, a cardamom esque spice, light citrusy yeast, and light hay. The flavors are very well rounded. There is a lot of spicing, a lot of cardamom, and the citrusy peel aspect isn’t over the top. The yeast character is near perfect. It has really nice flavor. It drinks light in body and leaves behind plenty of spice. It’s pretty interesting. For an American made saison, this is pretty solid. While I may get flack for this, I would say that it is a poor man’s version of Fantome Hiver, with a much lighter mouthfeel.
dlbeer (840) - 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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bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from skyview, thanks Bob. Pours more of a pale gold, clear with dense slightly off white head with solid retention. The nose is quite balanced, not being overly estery sweet or too malty. Hints of spices, touch of floral/herbal notes, pepper and dry light graininess.