unclemattie (4248) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours deep golden color. Aroma of fruit, touch of strawberry essence. Pale grains, hay/straw flavor. Finishes with heavy Saison bread notes. (4248)
Mjp12 (411) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Little sign of the saison yeast on the nose, hints of the rhubarb, but also quite a sweet finish.
AndrewC (330) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of rhubarb and bubblegum although a touch sickly. Pale amber in colour. Bubblegum and rose flavours to start with then alcohol and Belgium yeast.
rangerred (949) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle into a nonic.
Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a small half-finger white head. Quite unusual for a Saison as I was expecting a nice, big, billowy head. The head retention and lacing are pretty good, though.
Immediately in the aroma the fruitiness from the rhubarb is noticeable. Very nice creamy Belgian notes along with a touch of toast and caramel. Definitely can tell this is a saison but it has some uniqueness.
The flavor closely follows the aroma with lots of fruit that stands out. Peach and strawberry along with maybe a bit of cherry. Spicy belgian yeasty notes along with more light toast. Some light tartness coupled with some sweetness on the finish. This one lacks that dry crispness Iíve come to look for in the style.
Overall, a nice take on a saison and very unique coming from an English brewer. Almost an English/Belgian hybrid. While this beer doesnít quite hold true to the style, the end result is definitely worth seeking out.
47574xeCD (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, clear golden very little diminishing head, hints of rhubarb, clear crisp refreshing very drinkable. Slightly sour but not over noticeable.
dchmela (2667) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the growler. Pours a dark gold with little head. Earthy, spicy, Belgian yeast notes and noble hops in aroma. Smooth clean malt with tart, spicy notes in the taste. Clean and tasty.
maekchu (2247) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits. Light caramel nose, gentle ripe peaches, and a touch a farmy stuff. Clear bright gold straw, thin filmy head. Sweet fruity initial, soft bready notes, some sugar, and mild grass/hay in finish. Medium body. The saison character is quite muted; seems more like a bitterish blonde. Donít get the rhubarb, really. Very sweet for a saison.
Foxchop (3) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice light flavored beer I wouldnít say itís my type of style it hasnít got a big enough hit for me, but itís not unpleasant at all and the 5.9% is masked very well
suprchunk (2315) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange tinted golden color. Small white head. No lacing. Malty aroma with a yeasty note. Taste is sweet malt with a slight bitter bite. No rhubarb.
Desverger (2266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Yesprs (21/03/2014) - golden coloured pour with white head. Sweet malty yeasty, grassy, floral, lemongrass.