Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 09. On tap as Hollister Famhouse Saison. Pours a mostly clear golden with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is spicy, lemony, grassy, slight crackery and toast malts, bread, with a clove and peppery chamomile character. Flavor is spicy saison-yeastiness, dough, bready, cracker, a bit of DMS- celery and lemon, grassy and herbal with a bit over the top spice- peppercorn and chamomile- moderate dry finish. ok.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, clove, banana, and light herbal notes. Flavor of grass, yeast, lemon, and spices.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with a white head. Aroma a fruity, yeast, banana, cloves. Taste is fruit, cloves, light alcohol, yeast.
BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a small, off-white head covering a cloudy yellow body. Lots of lacing left. Aroma of apples, spice, and earthiness. Taste is of apples, spice, lemons and some dirt. Tiny, harsh bubbles. A good Saison.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Draught at the brewpub. Opaque gold color with almost no head. Spicy and yeast aroma with plenty of cinnamon and orange. The flavor starts out with some sweetness that has plenty of spice and orange as well. Finishes dry and clean with some lingering spice, and just a hint of sticky citrus. Medium bodied. Iím getting to like saison, and this is a nice drinkable beer. Rerate: coming back to this again, it seems quite sweet and orange flavored in comparison with a classic example of the style like Dupont, almost into witbier territory, but I liked it no less because of it. Just enough spice to cut the orange and sweetness.