AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Sledutah. Used a snifter. Thick, full head with excellent retention. Nose is lemon and a touch of Barnyard. The taste is a myriad of flavors. Hops, lemon citrus, hay/ barnyard and some light malt to balance it. Complex, yet refreshing. Iím glad I didnít share this bottle with anybody. As soon as I finished the 1st glass, I ran to finish the bottle. An excellent Saison. I really think this is a creative version of this style. If you can trade for a bottle, do it! Many thanks go out to Craig on this one
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great American skewed Saison.
The beer comes in a 750ml capped bottle.
Golden in color with white long lasting head
Aroma: yeast driven, spicy, earthy, strong hop presence, (punch bowl is fairly accurate) lots of tropical fruit
Taste: rustic Saison yeast, earthy, tangerines, bready malts,
This is a dry beer with a firm bitterness that is always in check with everything else that is going on. This is a great Saison. I really enjoy what the Citra hops brought to this beer.
changeup45 (1670) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Gription79. This is an interesting and very good Saison. Pours a golden color with a nice fluffy white head. A thin blanket settles on top and lasts for good. The aroma shows lots of fresh citrus, with leafy notes, yeast, and a little vanilla note. This is maybe a little lighter going down than expected based on a fairly strong aroma, a good thing. Refreshing stuff yet with a lot going on. I definitely like the use of Citra hops. Itís like chewing an orange or tangerine. The finish is a bit dry with firm hop bitterness and an evergreen flavor. The flavor isnít as yeasty as the aroma; neither good nor bad, but an observation. Bottom line; tasty and refreshing stuff. Thanks Dallas!
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy golden kinda lively w a smaller white head that has decent retention and lacing... Nice surprising hoppy aroma, some light peach notes fairly spicy with notable grassiness some faint licorice.... Touch herbal with notes of perhaps basil, sage... Light pepper, the grassiness is faintly present, but the fruits are masked... Smells great, wish it tasted like the smell... Medium to medium full bodied... Fairly dry finish...
JoePeesie (850) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a crisp orange with a big white head that leaves subtle lacing. Nose is of hay, and mildly floral. Taste is sweet with a crisp finish. Notes of hay, pale grains, a touch of floral hops, and a touch of peach and or pear. As the beer warms a bit there is a definate spice to pepper flavor that comes out in the finish. Overall this saison is on the sweeter side and is very enjoyable!
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